The park-like setting of ECC’s 209-acre campus is dotted with trees and picturesque lakes. Nestled in a safe and pleasant neighborhood of residences and light industry, the college is positioned virtually at the center of our service area, no more than 10 to 15 miles from in-district homes and workplaces. The complex of ultra-modern buildings is infused with state-of-the-art equipment.
In the last decade, the college has experienced significant growth in both student enrollments and campus facilities. The campus remains fairly compact where you can get from one class to another easily. Corporate, not-for-profit, community, and event planners from throughout the northwest suburbs count on the spectacular backdrop and unique environs of ECC to host meetings, conferences, awards ceremonies, training, exhibitions, trade shows and other events. ECC has the “wow” factor you’ve been looking for.
Elgin Community College’s Visual & Performing Arts Center has artists from around the world come and perform. There’s the 662-seat Blizzard Theatre, 132-seat Second Space Theater, a 50-seat recital hall, art gallery, and a dance studio.
Since 2009, Elgin Community College has implemented its Facilities Master Plan, expanding and renovating the college campus to improve learning and support student success. The college funded the plan through the $178 million referendum passed in April 2009.