ECC is a comprehensive community college serving students at every stage of their educational journeys. From university transfer programs to continuing education classes to childcare and arts center events for the community, ECC offers something for everyone.
At ECC, you’ll join a welcoming community of faculty and staff who care about your success. Our 10,000 students and more than 40,000 alumni represent a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, career interests, and goals—while sharing a strong sense of community and a commitment to success.
A Beautiful Campus in a Great Location
Conveniently located halfway between Chicago and Rockford, ECC is easily accessible from several major highways. At our park-like campus setting, you’ll enjoy peaceful vistas and state-of-the-art educational facilities. View the campus map.
Programs for Everyone
Choose from 138 degree and certificate programs and dozens of continuing education classes. Whether you want to take a dance class, attend a concert, earn an in-demand certificate, or transfer to a four-year university, ECC is the place for you.
A Great Value
Tuition is a fraction of what you would pay at any other school. In addition to quality instruction taught by our esteemed faculty, we offer generous scholarships and financial aid packages that bring your costs down even further. Why choose anywhere else?