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College Highlights

  • Over 100 degree and certificate programs (No TOEFL or IELTS requirements)
  • A modern and safe campus near Chicago, Illinois
  • Affordable tuition, only $9,520 per year for full-time international students
  • Scholarships and on-campus employment opportunities
  • 2+2 partnerships and guaranteed admissions programs to help you earn a bachelor’s degree

University Transfers

  • Testimonial/Transfer Story:
    “I have been studying at Elgin Community College for two years, and I am majoring in hospitality. I started in ECC’s intensive English program. This was an important experience for me because, during that time, I not only improved my English but I also learned about U.S. culture and history. Also, I lived with an awesome host family that helped me immerse myself in the U.S. culture and see what daily life looks like. ECC is a great place to study. For example, class sizes are 20 to 30 people, which is good for international students to communicate closely with professors and classmates. The instructors here are all helpful and friendly. The best instructor I had was Professor John Mravik. I have taken a class with him for three semesters. He is fantastic, and his English class is well-organized, which helped me learn. Wendy Chen, who is the advisor for the Chinese Student Club, is knowledgeable and responsive. With her help, I’ve learned many skills. I really recommend ECC to students because of the good instructors and staff and because students have more options and opportunities. I am going to graduate this semester, and I will continue my studies at Pennsylvania State University.” - Shuang Li
  • Transfer Option:  Guaranteed Admission
  • Top Transfer Universities:
    • University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
    • Marquette University
    • Arizona State University
    • University of Illinois at Chicago

Academic Details

  • Class Delivery Mode:   Hybrid
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Spring: 1-Dec
    • Fall: 1-Jul

Top Programs Offered

  • Sports Programs:
    • Baseball
    •  Basketball
    •  Soccer
    •  Tennis
    •  Soccer
    •  Volleyball
  • Top 1-Year Certifications:
    • Clinical Dental Assisting
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
    • Marketing
  • Top Programs:
    • Applied Music
    • Art
    • Automotive Mechanics
    • Biology
    • Business Administration
    • Chemistry
    • Communication Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Culinary
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Engineering
    • English as a Second Language Program
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Information Technology
    • Liberal Arts
    • Liberal Arts - Arts & Humanities
    • Psychology
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Theater Arts
    • Web Programmer

Tuition Fee & Housing Options

  • Annual Tuition Fee (USD):  $9,520
  • Room & Board (USD):  $8,550
  • Housing Options:
    •  Near campus housing
    •  Homestay
    •  Support student in finding housing


  • Average Scholarship Amount (USD):  $950
  • Options:
    • Academic
    • Financial Need Scholarships
    • Leadership Scholarships
    • Merit
    • New F-1 International Student Scholarships

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