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 Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College - Elgin, IL

1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

General information:(847)697-1000
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:11,811( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,194 $2,194 $2,386 -8%
Out-of-state $10,618 $10,485 $10,696 -2%
Books and supplies $1,700 $1,700 $1,200 42%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,119 $5,119 $6,000 -17%
Other $4,130 $4,130 $3,150 24%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,130 $4,130 $3,150 31%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,894 $3,894 $3,586 0%
Off Campus $13,143 $13,143 $12,736 8%
Off Campus with Family $8,024 $8,024 $6,736 33%
On Campus $12,318 $12,185 $11,896 9%
Off Campus $21,567 $21,434 $21,046 0%
Off Campus with Family $16,448 $16,315 $15,046 7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,064
In-state fees $10
Out-of-state tuition $10,680
Out-of-state fees $10
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 366 40% --
Grant or scholarship aid 353 38% $1,142,743 $3,237
Federal grants 292 32% $929,225 $3,182
Pell grants 292 32% $898,740 $3,078
Other federal grants 50 5% $30,485 $610
State/local government grant or scholarships 108 12% $139,599 $1,293
Institutional grants or scholarships 30 3% $73,919 $2,464
Student loan aid 87 9% $178,373 $2,050
Federal student loans 86 9% $174,873 $2,033
Other student loans 2 0% $3,500 $1,750
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,933 32% $19,824,831 $5,041
Pell grants 2,824 23% $10,690,975 $3,786
Federal student loans 1,343 11% $6,028,940 $4,489


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,508 $8,187 $7,573
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,540 $3,687 $3,773
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,255 $5,275 $5,998
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,506 $6,703 $6,618
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,911 $8,019 $8,371
$110,001 and more $10,163 $8,061 $8,404

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,811
Undergraduate enrollment 11,811
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 468
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 34 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IIMenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 1210
Golf 7-
Soccer 2119
Softball -13
Tennis 69
Track and Field, X-Country 64
Volleyball -10


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1968 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/16/1969 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

04/29/2009 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

08/08/2007 - 04/29/2009Pre-Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/24/2009 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1969 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate14.6%
Number in default68
Number in repayment465

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00167500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting and Business/Management--10
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-56
Business Administration and Management, General9--
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry-5-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies34-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary8-7
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services-12-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-34-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management1--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General37-
Office Management and Supervision-219
Retailing and Retail Operations22-
Small Business Administration/Management--2
Category total319034
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects3--
Category total3--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General10--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-11-
Word Processing-2-
Category total1013-
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General3--
Category total3--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician667-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,411-
Category total1078-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-397
Category total-397
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician102-
Dental Assisting/Assistant-5023
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-115-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--90
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage--15
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist--2
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-150-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist-19-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant17--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician--1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer14--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse114--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--16
Surgical Technology/Technologist--15
Category total155336162
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other-19-
Criminal Justice/Police Science24-6
Fire Science/Fire-fighting193526
Category total435432
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1327-
Category total1327-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies494--
Category total494--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician18199-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/89910
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology130-
Category total2732810
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences142--
Category total142--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-1-
Category total-1-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef73419
Culinary Arts/Chef Training23-34
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant-88-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager--2
Category total3012255
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist--6
Tool and Die Technology/Technician-3-
Welding Technology/Welder2434
Category total24610
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work25-1
Category total25-1
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician6-13
Category total6-13
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-33-
Category total-33-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Design and Visual Communications, General817-
Graphic Design12--
Music, General1--
Category total2117-
Grand total10151184324