Elgin Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,096
3.2% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$4,580
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
11.3%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
9,599
33.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
36.9%
309 Graduates

About

Elgin Community College is a higher education institution located in Kane County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Elgin Community College were .

In 2017, 2,054 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elgin Community College. 47.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,094 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (621 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elgin Community College is $3,096, which is $-4,318 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Elgin Community College is $3,096, which is $-4,318 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,580.

In 2017, 30% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,096
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Elgin Community College was $3,096. The cost of tuition at Elgin Community College is $-4,318 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$4,580
2017 Value
0.615%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Elgin Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,580. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Elgin Community College grew by 0.615%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elgin Community College was of $6,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

30% of undergraduate students at Elgin Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 14.3% with respect to 2016, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.3%
2016 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Elgin Community College was 11.3%, which represents 79 out of the 697 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Elgin Community College has a total enrollment of 9,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Elgin Community College is 3,215 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,384. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at Elgin Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elgin Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.3% Hispanic or Latino, 39.9% White, 5.88% Asian, 3.96% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0521% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Elgin Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26.5%), followed by White Female (22%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elgin Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,599 students. The full-time enrollment at Elgin Community College is 3,215 and the part-time enrollment is 6,384. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at Elgin Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Elgin Community College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Elgin Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,056
  2. White
    3,831
  3. Asian
    564

The enrolled student population at Elgin Community College is 42.3% Hispanic or Latino, 39.9% White, 5.88% Asian, 3.96% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 0.354% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0521% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 357 students (3.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 92 fewer women than men received degrees from Elgin Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Elgin Community College are white (1,094 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (621 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elgin Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Elgin Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (331 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (182 degrees), and Precision Production (72 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (112,324 people), Other managers (60,419 people), Physicians (38,288 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (32,068 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (30,107 people).

The most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Mechanical Technologies (331 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (182 degrees), Precision Production (72 degrees), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Mechanical Technologies (331 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (182 degrees), Precision Production (72 degrees), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (188,091 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (98,807 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (68,861 people), Computer Systems Design (52,077 people), and Air transportation (36,956 people).

The most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Mechanical Technologies (331 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (182 degrees), Precision Production (72 degrees), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (563 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Elgin Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elgin Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,073
  2. 981

In 2017, 1,073 degrees were awarded to men at Elgin Community College, which is 1.09 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (981).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Elgin Community College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Elgin Community College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 18.8 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 357 degrees were awarded to women at Elgin Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.73 times more than the 206 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Elgin Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (53.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Elgin Community College is Female and Two or More Races (53.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.62% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,094 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    621 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elgin Community College is white (1,094 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (621 degrees).

3.41% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    575 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    519 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    317 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Elgin Community College is white male (575 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (519 degrees).

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Operations

Elgin Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $607k (16.4%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Elgin Community College had a total salary expenditure of $134M. Elgin Community College employs 50 Professors, 31 Associate professors, and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at Elgin Community College are Male Professors (25), Female Professors(25), and Female Associate professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elgin Community College are: Management, with 112 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.7M
2017 Endowment
7.56%
growth from 2016

Elgin Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Elgin Community College grew 7.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.1k higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.69M - Federal
  2. $32M - State
  3. $882k - Local

As of 2017, Elgin Community College received $2.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $32M from state grants and contracts, and $882k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.8M
2017 Salaries
3.54%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Elgin Community College paid a median of $46.8M in salaries, which represents 35% of their overall expenditure ($134M) and a 3.54% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.37% decline from 2015 and a 1.09% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.1M
Instructional Salaries
124
Number of Employees

In 2017, Elgin Community College paid a total of $12.1M to 124 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
112 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elgin Community College were Professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elgin Community College were Management with 112 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elgin Community College was Male Professor with 25 employees, Female Professor with 25 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Elgin Community College.

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