John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305-0000
Tel: (217)224-6500
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 8% over five years.
John Wood Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty121 staff123 staff
John Wood Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,923 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,923 students3,818 students
John Wood Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:136:1
John Wood Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students956 students1,205 students
John Wood Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students967 students2,613 students
John Wood Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
John Wood Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
John Wood Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
John Wood Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
John Wood Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
John Wood Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
John Wood Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
John Wood Community 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.0.200.58
John Wood Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
John Wood Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$32,200
John Wood Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,290 is less than the state average of $7,937. 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 $10,775. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,290$7,937
John Wood Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,290$10,775
John Wood Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%82%
John Wood Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,031$7,862
John Wood Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,881$4,000
John Wood Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. 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.