Elgin Community College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Elgin, IL

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How much is the ECC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ECC's tuition & fees is $7,140 for Illinois residents and $9,516 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $19,890 for Illinois residents and $22,266 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

ECC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$7,140
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,516
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
Off-campus Room & Board$7,650
Off-campus Expenses$3,600
2023-2024 Estimates
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$7,140
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,516

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, ECC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,638.
Elgin Community College$7,140$9,516
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois 2-4 Years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between ECC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Elgin Community CollegeElgin, IL$7,140$9,516
Carl Sandburg CollegeGalesburg, IL$7,910$8,810
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
Lincoln Trail CollegeRobinson, IL$10,270$12,340

Financial Aid and COA

At Elgin Community College, 4,097 students (51%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,355.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ECC is $17,911 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 545 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,148 and the average amount of student loans is $4,099.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$19,890$22,266
Tuition & Fees$7,140$9,516
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,750$12,750
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$15,535$17,911
Average Financial Aid$4,355$4,355
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,09751%$4,355
Pell Grants1,95724%$3,506
Federal Student Loan3414%$3,963
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid54568%-
Grants or Scholarships52565%$5,148
Federal Grants47859%$4,599
Pell Grants25732%$4,316
Other Federal Grants40650%$2,683
State/Local Grants21126%$1,242
Institutional Grants12816%$1,890
Student Loan Aid314%$4,099
Federal Student Loans304%$4,182
Other Student Loans1-$1,600
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level285258$4,067
110,001 or more194$549

Student Population

Elgin Community College has a total of 8,910 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,434 male students and 4,616 female students attending ECC. The school offers online degree programs and 1,658 students enrolled online exclusively (18.61% of all students).
Undergraduate8,050 3,4344,616

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL
Degree & Programs
Program Offered111 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,910
Graduation Rate37%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate73% (Full-time), 52% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties133 (Full-time), 341 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs494 (Full-time), 518 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$99,716
Average Staff Salary$74,705