Joliet Junior College

Tel: (815)729-9020
16,870 students
Public institution
Joliet Junior College is committed to providing a quality education that is affordable and accessible to the diverse student population it serves. Through a rich variety of educational programs and support services, JJC prepares its students for success in higher education and employment. As part of this College's commitment to lifelong learning and services to its community, it also provides a broad spectrum of transitional, extension, adult, continuing and work force education.
School Highlights:
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Joliet Junior College serves 16,870 students (34.67% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the community college average of 36:1.
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Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
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Joliet Junior College is one of 2 community colleges within Will County, IL.
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The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park (15.03 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 443 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Joliet Junior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 443 staff
61 staff
Joliet Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 16,870 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 16,870 students 1,296 students
Joliet Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
Joliet Junior College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,849 students
815 students
Joliet Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,021 students
1,025 students
Joliet Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Joliet Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
Joliet Junior College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Joliet Junior College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Joliet Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Joliet Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Joliet Junior College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Joliet Junior College Unknown (2009-2013)
Joliet Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.36 0.53
Joliet Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,414 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,012 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,414 $5,694
Joliet Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,012 $10,252
Joliet Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 58%
Joliet Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Joliet Junior College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university, occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, work force and workplace development services, and support services to help students succeed. JJC, America's oldest public community college, began in 1901 as an experimental postgraduate high school program. It was the "brain child" of J. Stanley Brown, Superintendent of Joliet Township High School, and William Rainey Harper, President of the University of Chicago. The college's initial enrollment was six students. Today, JJC serves more than 10,000 students in credit classes and 21,000 students in noncredit courses. Joliet Junior College's Main Campus is located at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. The Main Campus facility boasts the Arthur G. and Vera C. Smith Business and Technology Center, a 90,000-square-foot building which houses several state-of-the-art microcomputer labs used by many of JJC's academic departments. In 2000, the college opened the Veterinary Technology and Industrial Training Building, which houses the faculty, classrooms and laboratories of the Veterinary Medical Technology degree program and facilities for the Institute of Economic Technology to conduct industrial training programs for business and industry. The Main Campus also has a full-service cafeteria, kitchen for Culinary Arts students, the Fine Arts Theatre, the Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery, the Herbert Trackman Planetarium, the Cyber Caf', the Fitness Center, gymnasium, business offices, including the President's Office, human resources, financial aid, registration and payment center, and many other amenities.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 81%. 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 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.