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.
|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|
|Total Faculty||392 staff||124 staff|
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 13,762 students | 23.10 Mi9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 974-4300 23.1013,762
- 9,176 students | 23.10 MiRte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-7900 23.109,176
- 24,900 students | 24.30 Mi425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-2800 24.3024,900
- 597 students | 26.10 Mi7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 237-5050 26.10597
- 3,946 students | 28.00 Mi202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-3500 28.003,946