Public 2 Year

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois

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Joliet Junior College overview
Location Joliet, Illinois
Online jjc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Joliet Junior College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Joliet Junior College (JJC), established in 1901, holds the distinction of being the nation's first public community college. Located in Joliet, Illinois, approximately 45 miles southwest of Chicago, JJC serves a diverse student body offering a range of associate degree programs, occupational certificates, and transfer programs. The campus exhibits a mix of modern and traditional architecture, providing a contemporary learning environment within a historical context. Among its numerous academic offerings, JJC is particularly known for its culinary arts program. While Joliet Junior College embraces an open admission policy, it maintains a focus on academic achievement and support. For students wishing to reside on or near campus, limited housing options are available through partnerships with local apartment complexes, as the college itself does not have traditional on-campus housing.

Joliet Junior College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  3,556 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,656 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $11,700 plus fees of $1,050.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Joliet Junior College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,050
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,332
Other Expenses Budget$2,400
Total One Year Cost$17,762

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Joliet Junior College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,050
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,332
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$25,982

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Joliet Junior College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 41%
Health Professions 24%
Business 10%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 6%
General Studies 3%

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