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ECC Demographics & Diversity

Elgin, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ECC are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Elgin Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 5%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Elgin Community College with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ECC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Elgin Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Elgin Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,381
Women 4,501

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ECC serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Elgin Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$84,188 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,882
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 34.8%
Part time Undergrads 61.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144944 IPEDS survey data for Elgin Community College.