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Joliet Junior College Overview

Joliet Junior College is a public institution situated in Joliet, Illinois. Joliet is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Joliet Junior College Known For?

2,729 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Joliet Junior College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.

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Joliet Junior 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.

Joliet Junior College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#156 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#225 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Joliet Junior College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Most Popular Computer Systems Networking Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#151 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Joliet Junior College?

Location of Joliet Junior College

Contact details for Joliet Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: 815-729-9020
Website: www.jjc.edu

How Do I Get Into Joliet Junior College?

You can apply to Joliet Junior College online at: https://legacy.jjc.edu/admissions/pages/apply-now.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to Joliet Junior College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Joliet Junior College?

14% Take Out Loans
11.3% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Joliet Junior College, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $4,495 a year. That adds up to $17,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Joliet Junior College is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Joliet Junior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,690 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,318 undergraduate students at Joliet Junior College, with 4,690 being full-time and 9,628 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Joliet Junior College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,690 full-time undergraduates at Joliet Junior College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Joliet Junior College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Joliet Junior College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Joliet Junior College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 138
Black or African American 383
Hispanic or Latino 1,254
White 2,627
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 277

Over 16 countries are represented at Joliet Junior College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and China.

Online Learning at Joliet Junior College

1,059 Took All Classes Online
3,429 Took At Least One Class Online
4.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,429 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Joliet Junior College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 37th 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 Joliet Junior College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Joliet Junior College was 4.8%. This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Joliet Junior College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 26%
Computer & Information Sciences 29%
Computer Programming 38%
Entrepreneurial Studies 21%
Human Resource Management 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Joliet Junior 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 Joliet Junior College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biological & Physical Science #7
Computer Programming #47
Entrepreneurial Studies #58
Human Resource Management #103
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #162
Computer & Information Sciences #292
Criminal Justice & Corrections #308
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #347
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #383
Liberal Arts General Studies #383

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%.

Joliet Junior 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 0 766 0 766
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 168 0 142 310
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 120 38 67 225
Biological & Physical Science 0 160 0 160
Nursing 0 147 0 147
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 84 17 20 121
Business Administration & Management 66 28 20 114
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 44 22 17 83
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 32 18 13 63
Allied Health Professions 15 43 2 60
Culinary Arts 14 45 0 59
Precision Metal Working 47 7 0 54
Computer Systems Networking 7 41 1 49
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 28 21 49
Human Resource Management 23 0 20 43
Human Development & Family Studies 20 11 10 41
Agricultural Production 24 10 0 34
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 34 0 34
Horticulture 9 16 0 25
Industrial Production Technology 9 8 8 25
Business Support & Assistant Services 7 9 8 24
Graphic Communications 0 14 8 22
Computer Software & Applications 0 10 11 21
Entrepreneurial Studies 19 0 0 19
Hospitality Management 7 8 4 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 16 0 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 15 1 16
Fire Protection 0 16 0 16
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 15 0 15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 5 9 14
Computer Programming 0 12 1 13
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 0 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 6 4 10
General Sales & Marketing 2 5 2 9
Accounting 0 4 4 8
Construction Management 2 5 0 7
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 5 1 7
Construction 3 0 0 3
Library & Archives Assisting 3 0 0 3
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 0 0 3
Information Technology 0 2 0 2
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 2 0 2
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 2 2
Legal Support Services 0 0 2 2
Teaching Assistants 0 1 0 1
Computer Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Forestry 0 1 0 1
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 745 1,586 398 2,729

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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