Elgin Community College

Elgin, IL 60123

Elgin Community College (ECC) is located in Elgin, Illinois. This community college was established back in 1949 and it currently serves over 11,000 students. ECC is a school that prides itself on being able to offer students a high-quality educational experience. They have many technical, career, adult education, distance learning, and advanced degree opportunities. This is a great school for anyone who is looking for an academic program that can lead him or her toward a lucrative career path. With over 130 degree and certificate programs to choose from, it is easy for students to choose the right path that will line up with their goals.

ECC has a renowned nursing program that is among the most popular at the school. Nursing students at ECC can expect a truly exceptional experience when going into this program. The nursing program at this school differs somewhat from many other programs because of the options that it offers students. Aside from traditional classroom experiences, students will also be able to enjoy distance learning opportunities, simulations, small group discussions, laboratory practice, and multimedia experiences. This varied approach to nursing education allows for a great overall experience. Students will be able to pursue their associate’s degrees in nursing through this program and will be able to achieve the right results. Any student who is looking for a nursing program with great individualized instruction will benefit from attending this school.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 27 71
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 37
Certificate 5 31
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 85.9%
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1969 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$129/credit
In State Students$435/credit
Out of State Students$498/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,805 $19,575 $22,410
ADN 70 $9,030 $30,450 $34,860
BSN 125 $16,125 $54,375 $62,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of Elgin Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 31% $4,037
Other Federal Grant 4% $897
State Grant & Scholarships 18% $1,245
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,308
Federal Student Loans 7% $3,705
Private Loans -- $1,716


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,974
$30,001 to $48,000$5,850
$48,001 to $75,000$7,851
$75,001 to $110,000$8,040
Over $110,000$8,435

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123

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