John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
Tel: (217)224-6500
1,923 students
Public institution
School Highlights
John Wood Community College serves 1,923 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
John Wood Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Adams County, IL.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Quincy (2.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 121 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College John Wood Community College (IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 121 staff
121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,923 has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,923 students 3,207 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
# Full-Time Students 956 students
1,118 students
# Part-Time Students 967 students
2,604 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.21 0.58

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $7,290 is more than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,290 is less than the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,290 $7,252
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,290 $9,471
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • John Wood Community College's main campus is located in Quincy, Illinois, in the heart of the midwest. Quincy is on the banks of the Mississippi River where it swings furthest to the west. It is located approximately 170 miles north of St. Louis, MO, and 105 miles west of Springfield, IL. To enhance accessibility, the College offers instruction through a variety of styles and locations. We have traditional classes offered in regular meetings in classrooms. We also have several alternative styles: Open Learning Centers offer a self-paced style of learning; and many courses and full associate degrees are offered online. Traditional courses, open learning courses, and interactive television courses can all be taken at our centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Mt. Sterling, and the Ag Center near Perry. Often we hold courses in high schools throughout our district. Online courses can be completed anywhere you have access to a computer and the Internet. JWCC offers a variety of programs to help you achieve your dream. You can complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, acquire technical skills for entry into a career, improve skills needed for promotion and advancement in your job, or complete a high school equivalency diploma. Our modern campus in Quincy, innovative teaching, outreach services throughout the John Wood district, and extracurricular activities combine to provide you with a complete and excellent college experience. JWCC is a good place to start as you strive toward your educational goal and fulfill your dreams.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vatterott College-Quincy
    Private for-profit
    140 students | 2.70 Mi3609 North Marx Drive
    Quincy IL 62305
  • Gem City College
    Private for-profit
    51 students | 3.70 Mi700 State St
    Quincy IL 62301
  • 2,987 students | 62.70 Mi1500 West Agency Road
    West Burlington IA 52655
  • 5,431 students | 68.40 Mi101 College Ave
    Moberly MO 65270
  • 1,667 students | 79.10 Mi23235 North County 22
    Canton IL 61520
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 higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.