Gem City College

Tel: (217)222-0391
57 students
Private for-profit

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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 57 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Gem City College is one of 3 community colleges within Adams County, IL.
The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Quincy (3 miles away).

School Overview

Gem City College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 years (below associate) At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 4 staff 59 staff
Number of Programs Offered 7 7

Student Body

The student population of 57 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from :1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment
57 students
1,282 students
Gem City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 22:1
# Full-Time Students
57 students
810 students
Gem City College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Gem City College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
5%
12%
Gem City College Black (2006-2013)
% White
95%
57%
Gem City College White (2006-2013)
Gem City 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. 0.08 0.53
Gem City College Diversity Score (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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