Gem City College

Tel: (217)222-0391
51 students
Pivate, for profit
  • Quincy Beauty Academy has been in continuous operation since 1945, training students in the skills of cosmetology. It became a Division of Gem City College on January 1, 1975.
School Highlights
Gem City College serves 51 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 0% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Gem City College is one of 3 community colleges within Adams County, IL.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Quincy (3.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Gem City College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Less than 2 years (below associate) At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Public
Total Faculty 4 staff 121 staff
Gem City College Total Faculty (2013-2014)
Number of Programs Offered 7 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 51 has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment 51 students 3,207 students
Gem City College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 36:1
Gem City College Student Staff Ratio (2013-2014)
# Full-Time Students 51 students 1,118 students
Gem City College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
Gem City College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% White
Gem City College White (2006-2014)
Gem City College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.00 0.58
Gem City College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 82%
Gem City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Your training at Quincy Beauty Academy is merely the beginning to a whole lifetime of learning. This basic training can be expanded upon to allow you to have many different careers - all in the cosmetology profession. Excellence - it's a well-known tradition at Gem City College School of Horology. Recommendations by master jewelers across the country attest to Gem City's reputation as one of the best training centers available for learning the fine art of watchmaking, clock repair, engraving and jewelry design and repair. We offer training that can give you immediate recognition as a qualified craftsman with skills that are in great demand! Each lesson in the GCC home study program is made up on text material, a self-check test and a practical job assignment. When students have completed a job assignment, they return it to the school for correction, evaluation, and comments by the instructor. Thus, the instructor can spot both strengths and areas in which more work is needed while the student progresses through the training. Instructors will suggest ways for the students to overcome difficulties and answer any questions about the work. Students receive careful, personal attention from their instructor. The instructors engaged in the GCC Home Study Program are experts in their fields. The classroom teaching experience makes them well acquainted with the types of problems commonly encountered by beginning students. Also they have had experience working in their own jewelry and watch repair businesses, so they know the practical problems which face professional jewelers. Specially constructed carousel stations provided attractive working space for the advanced students. Those in the beginning stages of study have access to the facilities. Instruction is implemented by audio-visual aids, and new techniques allow an up-to-date curriculum.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vatterott College-Quincy
    Pivate, for profit
    140 students | 3.00 Mi3609 North Marx Drive
    Quincy IL  62305
  • 1,923 students | 3.70 Mi1301 S 48th Street
    Quincy IL  62305
  • 2,987 students | 62.40 Mi1500 West Agency Road
    West Burlington IA  52655
  • 5,431 students | 65.90 Mi101 College Ave
    Moberly MO  65270
  • 1,667 students | 81.50 Mi23235 North County 22
    Canton IL  61520
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,252 per year for in-state students and $9,471 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,180 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.