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Career Technical Training: Increase your earning potential by learning in-demand skills at a community college near you. Train for a new career with 120+ programs, including mechatronics, supply chain strategy, information technology, CDL truck driving, and more.

Student Support Services: Our academic advisors, career counselors, and wellness professionals are here to guide you in connecting education with your future career. They'll give you the support you need to do well in your classes.

Equity & Access: At ECC, all students have equal access to education with free support services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Our goal is to make sure everyone can learn in a welcoming environment.

Financial Assistance Programs: We've got Financial Assistance Programs for you. Explore grants, scholarships (over 100 available), student technology loans, childcare grants, apprenticeships, and work-study programs to make college more affordable.

Flexibility: We have online and in-person classes and a mix of both. Pick the way that works best for you. Enroll at ECC for a path to a better career, lots of support, and a way to learn that fits your schedule.

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ECC is nationally recognized as a leader college

Elgin Community College has been recognized as a Top 150 community college in the nation by The Aspen Institute in 2021, 2019, 2017, and 2013. ECC is the only Chicago-land community college recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 college more than two times. In 2022, ECC was named among the top 25 colleges nationwide as a semifinalist for the 2023 $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. Eligible colleges must show strong and improving student outcomes in critical areas, including retention, completion, transfer, and equity.

  Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Semifinalist 2023
  Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Top 150 2021
  Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Top 150 2019
  Aspen Prize For Community College Excellence Top 150 2015