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Associate Degrees

Elgin Community College offers seven associate degree options. An associate degree may also qualify you for employment in your chosen career field. Each option provides specialized knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce or transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Associate degrees offered at ECC include:

Benefits of earning an associate degree:

  • Future earnings
    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with an associate degree earn more than $5,000 annually compared to those with only a high school diploma.
  • Affordability
    Pursuing an associate degree at ECC costs just $135 per credit hour, offering substantial savings compared to tuition at public or private four-year institutions.
  • Flexibility
    ECC provides the convenience of earning your degree close to home with flexible class schedules. Choose from online and hybrid course options that accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Guidance
    ECC offers personalized guidance to help you select the best associate degree program based on your goals, intended major, and transfer plans. As an ECC student, you'll benefit from the support of a dedicated academic advisor who will assist in developing your educational path.

Ready to begin? Start your journey at ECC by completing our quick and free online application today. It only takes a few minutes!

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