Fast Facts


Joliet Junior College is the nation's first public community college.  The district straddles seven counties covering a 1,442 square mile area and serves a population of nearly 210,000 households and 700,000 residents.

JJC has 184 degree and certificate programs with daytime, evening, weekend and on-line course offerings.  JJC courses are designed to prepare students for college, transfer to a 4-year institution, or to certify students to step right into the workforce.

At JJC, our mission is to be an innovative and accessible institution, dedicated to student learning, community prosperity, cultural enrichment, and inclusion. At JJC we deliver quality lifelong learning opportunities empowering diverse students and the community through academic excellence, workforce training, and comprehensive support services.

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JJC Fast Facts (PDF)

District Information

  • Square miles: 1,442
  • Population: Approximately 700,000
  • Annual Credit/Non-Credit Enrollment:  Approximately 35,000

Fall 2016 Enrollment

  • Fall Enrollment (Unduplicated Head Count): 15,383
  • Fall FTE Enrollment: 8,662
  • Fall Full-time Enrollment: 5,130 (33%) | Part-time: 10,253 (67%)
  • Overall Average Age: 23.4
  • White: 58%
  • African-American: 9%
  • Hispanic: 26%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Total Minority: 40%
  • Female: 54%
  • Male: 46%

Spring 2016 Enrollment

  • Spring Enrollment (Unduplicated Head Count): 14,442
  • Spring FTE Enrollment: 8,050
  • Spring Full-time Enrollment: 4,541 (31%) | Part-time: 9,901 (69%)
  • Overall Average Age: 23.9
  • White: 59%
  • African-American: 10%
  • Latino: 25%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Total Minority: 38%
  • Female: 55%
  • Male: 45%

Fiscal Year 2016 Graduates

  • Graduates: 1,875
  • Certificates and Degrees Awarded: 2,472 (some individuals receive multiple certificates/degrees)
  • AA:  29%
  • AAS: 29%
  • AS: 4%
  • AGS: 12%
    • Total Degrees: 74%
  • CAC:  12%
  • CCO:  14%
    • Total Certificates: 26%

Graduation and Transfer Rates

  • Graduation Rate: 13%
  • Transfer Rate:  28%
    Overall graduation and transfer-out rates are for students who began their studies in Fall 2012
    See Student Right-to-Know for more infomrmation or College Navigator.

Faculty & Staff

  • Fall 2015 Full-time Faculty: 222
  • Fall 2015 Part-time Faculty: 483
  • Fall 2015 Full-time Administration & Staff: 359
  • Fall 2015 Part-time Administration & Staff: 311

Fall 2016 Tuition & Fees

    JJC In-District Residents
    $94 tuition + $31 fees = $125 per credit hour

    Illinois Out-of-District
    $319.27. tuition + $31 fees = $350.27 per credit hour

    Out-of-State/Out-of-Country
    $341.90 tuition + $31 fees = $372.90 per credit hour

    Variable Tuition*
    $188.00 tuition + $31 fees = $219.00 per credit hour

    For more information on tuition and fees please see the section Tuition under Paying for College
    Tuition
    Paying for College