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Dreams have no time limit. Bring yours to life at ECC.

If attending college is your dream, Elgin Community College will help you make the right choice—whether you’re graduating from high school or considering college as an adult.

We offer the practical, real-world education you need to transfer to a four-year school or step directly into a rewarding career. Wherever you want to go in life, we'll help you build a bright future.

ECC is the first choice for nearly one in three high school seniors in our district. Here are a few of the reasons why.

Academic Excellence

Each of our 138 degree and certificate programs is rigorous, challenging, and focused on the real world. In small classes, you’ll work with faculty who are experienced professionals and dedicated teachers. And you’ll have access to dedicated academic and wellness support professionals if you need some help along the way.

A Path to Success

ECC students transfer to top institutions, and they go on to work at Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities, and leading businesses throughout the region. Where will your ECC education take you?


An ECC education costs a fraction of what you would pay at a four-year school. In two years, you could save up to 50 percent on your college costs.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We provide numerous options to make an ECC education even more affordable. Last year, 80 percent of students who applied for a scholarship by June received one.

A True Community

Sing in the choir, join the Gamers Club, direct a play, or join one of our 10 NJCAA sports teams–student life at ECC is vibrant and welcoming.

Visit Our Campus

Anyone considering attending ECC is invited to visit the Spartan Drive Campus! Sign up to take a Spartan Tour.


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Admissions & Recruitment

Building B, Room B110

Fax: 847-608-5458

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: Closed