• 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

Joliet Junior College serves 14,318 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,318 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,369
  • Out-state tuition: $10,006
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Joliet Junior College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 898 teachers has grown by 106% over five years.
Joliet Junior College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
898 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Joliet Junior College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The Joliet Junior College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,318 students
3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,690 students
1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,628 students
2,008 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
104 students
365 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,690 students
1,109 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9,628 students
2,080 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
136 students
% Asian
3%
5%
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% Hispanic
29%
27%
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% Black
9%
13%
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% White
54%
48%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Joliet Junior College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.61
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.75%
2.73%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Joliet Junior College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,000
$32,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Joliet Junior College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,369 is more than the state average of $8,222. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,006 is less than the state average of $10,831. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$9,369
$8,222
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,006
$10,831
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
47%
76%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Joliet Junior College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,784
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Joliet Junior College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,249
$4,618
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Joliet Junior College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Joliet Junior College cost?

Joliet Junior College's tuition is approximately $9,369 for In-State students and $10,006 for Out-State students.

What is Joliet Junior College's ranking?

Joliet Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 14,318 students
  • In-state tuition: $9,369
  • Out-state tuition: $10,006
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,222 per year for in-state students and $10,831 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,299 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Rasmussen College-Illinois. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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