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John Wood Community College Overview

John Wood Community College is a public institution located in Quincy, Illinois. The rural area surrounding John Wood Community College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is John Wood Community College Known For?

465 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at John Wood Community College is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

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John Wood Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at John Wood Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is John Wood Community College?

Location of John Wood Community College

Contact details for John Wood Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1301 S 48Th Street, Quincy, IL 62305-8736
Phone: 217-224-6500

How Do I Get Into John Wood Community College?

You can apply to John Wood Community College online at:

John Wood Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford John Wood Community College?

28% Take Out Loans
16.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At John Wood Community College, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $4,441 a year. That adds up to $17,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at John Wood Community College is 16.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

John Wood Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

917 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,934 undergraduate students at John Wood Community College, with 917 being full-time and 1,017 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  John Wood Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 917 full-time undergraduates at John Wood Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  John Wood Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of John Wood Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of John Wood Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 818
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

Over 3 countries are represented at John Wood Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Serbia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at John Wood Community College

339 Took All Classes Online
1,150 Took At Least One Class Online
11.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,150 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at John Wood Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 42nd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of John Wood Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at John Wood Community College was 11.2%. This is the #1,250 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at John Wood Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of John Wood Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 7%
Liberal Arts General Studies 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at John Wood Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at John Wood Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #207
Liberal Arts General Studies #207

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

John Wood Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 188 0 188
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 52 0 20 72
Precision Metal Working 15 0 11 26
Biological & Physical Science 0 25 0 25
Nursing 0 23 0 23
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 5 16 21
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 14 0 14
Health & Medical Administrative Services 12 2 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 9 3 12
Business Administration & Management 0 7 1 8
Fire Protection 0 8 0 8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 0 0 7
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 5 2 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 0 5
Accounting 1 3 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 3 4
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 2 2 0 4
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
Animal Science 0 3 0 3
Human Development & Family Studies 0 3 0 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 3 0 3
Ground Transportation 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Mechanization 2 0 0 2
Industrial Production Technology 0 2 0 2
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 2 2
Agricultural Production 0 0 1 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 99 309 57 465


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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