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About Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin

Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin was established in 1997 on the Elgin Community College (ECC) campus. The location offers high-tech classrooms, qualified academic advisors and faculty, the ECC library and computer labs. Students also have high-speed online access to library resources.

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners.

Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin has an agreement with Elgin Community College. This provides students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor’s degree at Columbia College.

Location history

Established in 1997, Columbia College-Elgin soon entered into an articulation agreement with Elgin Community College. Today, it is located on the Elgin Community College campus and continues to serve adult learners in Elgin and surrounding areas.

Community information

We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities.

Elgin, Ill., is home to a historic steam engine, grand water slide, museums, festivals and lots of shops and restaurants. 

Located in Chicagoland's Northern Fox River Valley, Elgin residents also enjoy the paved, 36-mile Fox River Bike Trail.

Lord's Park Pavilion includes the Elgin Public Museum, a petting zoo and a family aquatic center.

For more information about community activities, visit the Elgin Chamber of Commerce website.


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