Elgin Community College

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,168
2021 Average Net Price
$4,140
After Financial Aid
2019 Student Loan
2.51%
Default Rate
2021 Enrolled Students
16,100
32.5% Full-Time
2021 Graduation Rate
42.9%
734 Graduates

About

Elgin Community College is a higher education institution located in Kane County, IL. In 2021, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Elgin Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (639 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (164 degrees), and Registered Nursing (91 degrees).

In 2021, 2,154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elgin Community College. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,006 degrees), 1.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (771 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elgin Community College is $3,168, which is $−4,800 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,968).

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In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Elgin Community College is $3,168, which is $−4,800 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,968).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,140.

In 2021, 33% of undergraduate students attending Elgin Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 3% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,168
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Elgin Community College was $3,168. The cost of tuition at Elgin Community College is $−4,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,968).

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Average Net Price

$4,140
2021 Value
0.457%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Elgin Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,140. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Elgin Community College grew by 0.457%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,625
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elgin Community College was of $5,625 in 2021. The cost of room and board increased by 4.17% between 2020 and 2021.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
3%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Elgin Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 10% with respect to 2020, when 30% 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.
2.51%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Elgin Community College was 2.51%, which represents 12 out of the 478 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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Elgin Community College had a total enrollment of 16,100 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Elgin Community College is 5,236 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,864. This means that 32.5% of students enrolled at Elgin Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elgin Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.4% Hispanic or Latino, 39.4% White, 7.37% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.957% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Elgin Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.1%), followed by White Female (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elgin Community College in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Elgin Community College is 5,236 and the part-time enrollment is 10,864. This means that 32.5% of students enrolled at Elgin Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2021 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 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Elgin Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    6,500 enrolled students
  2. White
    6,342 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,186 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Elgin Community College is 40.4% Hispanic or Latino, 39.4% White, 7.37% Asian, 4.06% Two or More Races, 3.93% Black or African American, 0.957% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% 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 44.1% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 512 students (3.18%) did not report their race.

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In 2021, 210 more women than men received degrees from Elgin Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Elgin Community College is white (1,006 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (771 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Elgin Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (639 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (164 degrees) and Registered Nursing (91 degrees).

In 2021,  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 (169 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (164 degrees).

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 (101,427 people), Other managers (68,504 people), Physicians (37,083 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,732 people), and Registered nurses (34,640 people).

The most specialized majors at Elgin Community College in 2021 are Mechanical Technologies (169 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (164 degrees), Transportation (33 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Surgeons, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Mechanical Technologies (169 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (164 degrees), Transportation (33 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (197,322 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (107,909 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (73,439 people), Computer Systems Design (55,411 people), and Air transportation (39,084 people).

The most specialized majors at Elgin Community College are Mechanical Technologies (169 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (164 degrees), Transportation (33 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (2021)
  1. 639 degree-majors awarded
  2. 164 degree-majors awarded
  3. 91 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Elgin Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 639 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

972
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
1,182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 972 degrees were awarded to men at Elgin Community College, which is 0.822 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 352 degrees were awarded to men at Elgin Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.608 times less than the 579 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 579 degrees were awarded to men at Elgin Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.64 times more than the 352 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2021, 23% of students graduating from Elgin Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (54.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Elgin Community College is Female and Asian (54.2% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

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, 2.18% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    1,006 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    771 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elgin Community College is white (1,006 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (771 degrees).

2.46% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    524 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    482 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    452 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Elgin Community College is white female (524 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (482 degrees).

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Elgin Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.84M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 832k (8.45%) compared to the 1.65% average return (87.6k on 5.29M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2021, Elgin Community College had a total salary expenditure of 153M. Elgin Community College employs 114 Professors, 62 Associate professors and 50 Instructors. Most academics at Elgin Community College are Female Professor (58), Male Professor (56), and Male Associate professor (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elgin Community College are: Management, with 242 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

Endowment

$9.84M
2021 Endowment
25.4%
growth from 2020

Elgin Community College has an endowment valued at about $9.84M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Elgin Community College grew 25.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.55M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Elgin Community College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $10.4M - Federal
  2. $94.7M - State
  3. $505k - Local

As of 2021, Elgin Community College received $10.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $94.7M from state grants and contracts, and $505k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$51.4M
2021 Salaries
5.2%
growth from 2020

In 2021, Elgin Community College paid a median of $51.4M in salaries, which represents 33.7% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 5.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.4M (41.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.1M
Instructional Salaries
272
Number of Employees

In 2021, Elgin Community College paid a total of $27.1M to 272 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.2M (62.3%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
114 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
242 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elgin Community College were Professor with 114 employees, Associate professor with 62 employees, and Instructor with 50 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elgin Community College were Management with 242 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 150 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elgin Community College was Female Professor with 58 employees, Male Professor with 56 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

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

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