Center for Advanced Studies 

Building E, Room E205

University Partners on ECC Campus

Students can meet with representatives from Columbia College of Missouri, Northern Illinois University, and National Louis University in offices located on ECC’s campus.

Columbia College of Missouri

ECC has partnered with Columbia College of Missouri to offer convenient access to upper-level courses leading to a bachelor’s degree while allowing students to complete their entire bachelor’s degree program on ECC’s campus or online. Students complete the first two to three years of a bachelor’s degree enrolling in ECC courses at ECC’s lower tuition rates, then enjoy a seamless transition to Columbia College of Missouri.

For more information, please contact elgin@ccis.edu

Northern Illinois University

Earn an associate degree at Elgin Community College, then finish your NIU bachelor’s degree on ECC's campus. Programs include:

  • BS Ed- Elementary Education, coursework delivered at ECC
  • BS- Early Childhood Education, coursework delivered at ECC 

For more information, please contact cedu@niu.edu

National Louis University

Earn an associate degree at Elgin Community College, then finish an advanced degree in one of many programs offered on ECC’s campus or at other locations near Elgin.

For more information, please contact admissions@nl.edu