Elgin Community College: Narrative Description

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1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
Tel: (847)697-1000; Admissions: (847)214-7914; Web Site: http://www.elgin.cc.il.us/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 145-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Research spending 2002-03: $160,158. Educational spending 2002-03: $8801 per student. Total enrollment: 18,242. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 10,573 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 22 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 5% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at McHenry County College, Waubonsee Community College, College of DuPage, William Rainey Harper College, Rock Valley College, Illinois Valley Community College, College of Lake County.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, selected health programs. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $1875 full-time, $62 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $7874 full-time, $261.97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9476 full-time, $315.39 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $20 full-time, $.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, United Students of All Cultures, Organization of Latin American Students, Black Student Association, Office Administration Association. Major annual events: Welcome Week, International Week, Career Expo. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Renner Learning Resource Center with 58,413 books, 56,000 microform titles, 458 serials, 7,394 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1 million. 1,011 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Judson College.

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