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ECC to provide full ride to North Central College

Lukas Munoz, Managing Editor
February 7, 2021

Community colleges like Elgin Community College have strived to serve students: its lower tuition and proximity to home have led to many students to start their college careers at ECC. For one student, the deal will become more advantageous. Beginning this year, the honors program at ECC will annually provide one student with a full-tuition scholarship to North Central College. NCC is located in...

Enrollment at ECC down 14%

Courtney Everhardus
February 5, 2021

Enrollment at Elgin Community College has decreased by approximately 14% as COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, and the majority of college classes remain online-only. Currently, there are 7,751 students enrolled at ECC, compared to the 8,272 students who were enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester. According to David Rudden, Managing Director of Institutional Research at...

“The biggest challenge for me has been retaining my excitement to keep learning.”

Hadley Corbett, Lukas Munoz, and Evan Kuhn
December 14, 2020

It has been 276 day since Elgin Community College has held full in-person instruction. Most ECC students have been taking classes remotely since the start of the pandemic, and as some students acknowledge through conversations with Observer reporters, the prolonged challenges of learning from home has affected students in a number of ways.  John Raschke, a second-year student at ECC is pursuing...

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