Joliet Junior College

  • 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%.

Top Rankings

Joliet Junior College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 898 teachers has grown by 106% over five years.
Joliet Junior College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty898 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

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 Enrollment14,318 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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# Full-Time Students4,690 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students9,628 students2,008 students
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% 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%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.610.68
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College Completion Rate
17%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,369 is more than the state average of $8,158. 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 $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,369$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,006$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid47%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,048$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,192$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Joliet Junior College is Moraine Valley Community College (23.1 miles away).
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  • Northwestern College
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. 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 Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.