Gem City College

  • 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 35:1.
  • Gem City College is one of 3 community colleges within Adams County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Gem City College is Vatterott College-Quincy (3.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Gem City College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelLess than 2 years (below associate)At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty4 staff123 staff
Gem City College Total Faculty (2014-2016)
Number of Programs Offered77

Student Body

  • The student population of Gem City College has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Gem City College diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment51 students3,999 students
Gem City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:135:1
Gem City College Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students51 students1,386 students
Gem City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Gem City College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Gem City College Hispanic (2007-2008)
% Black
Gem City College Black (2007-2013)
% White
Gem City College White (2007-2016)
Gem City College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.000.59
Gem City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Gem City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$19,700$32,200
Gem City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%83%
    Gem City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,666$7,862
    Gem City College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$3,901
    Gem City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2014)
    Source: 2016 (or 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
      Private, 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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