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Career Technical Training: Increase your earning potential by learning in-demand skills. Train for a new career with 120+ programs to choose from, including quick certificates in manufacturing, information technology, business, and more.

Student Support Services: Get a helping hand with ECC's team of academic advisors, career counselors, and wellness service professionals that help you connect education with your future career.

Equity & Access: At ECC, all students have equal access to education with free support services and accommodations for students with disabilities.

Financial Assistance Programs: We can help you pay for college with grants and 100+ scholarships. Our student technology loan program, childcare grants, and work-study programs further reduce your costs.

Flexibility: We offer online and in-person classes, plus a hybrid of both.Take classes in your preferred format.

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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 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