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Earn your bachelors degree on the JJC Romeoville Campus. The JJC University Center offer opportunities for students to complete their bachelors degree either on the JJC Romeoville Campus or online!

The University Center at Joliet Junior College's Romeoville Campus provides a local, convenient, and cost-effective option for students to complete their bachelor's and master's programs right in their own backyard!

Interested in learning more?  Complete our Interest Form to find out more about the University Center!

University Center Application

The University Center at JJC Romeoville

  • Getting Started

    1. Complete associate degree (or required credits) at Joliet Junior College 

    2. Identify your preferred academic program or university partner 

    3. Apply for admission to university partner institution

    4. Attend bachelor's and master's level coursework at Joliet Junior College Romeoville Campus or online

    5. Graduate from the university partner institution

  • Office and Staff Contact Information

    Location
    • Romeoville Campus in RMB-1001 (B-Building)
    Parking
    • Drive to Building B; no parking pass required
    Hours
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    Email
    • UniversityPartnerships@jjc.edu
    Phone
    • 815-280-7767
    Staff
    • Jeanette Konieczka, Manager of Adult Pathways and University Partnerships

University Center Partners & Programs

The University Center has partnered with the Universities below to offer a wide range of bachelors degrees that can be completed either at the JJC Romeoville Campus or online. Click on the University Center Partner below to find out more.

  • Bellevue University

    About Bellevue University

    Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, open access institution with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide.

    The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong career success while making college affordable. Our Real Mastery® approach helps students not only learn, but master, the knowledge and skills employers expect. Students apply learning to real world situations, giving them the confidence to showcase their talents to a current or future employer.

    Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, just outside of Omaha. Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

     

    University Center Options:

    Choose from Bellevue University's online programs

    Online completion

     

    Bellevue University links:

    Bellevue University Website

    Admissions

    Scholarships

     

    Contact:

    Kristen Bertsch

    kbertsch@bellevue.edu

    531-301-0194

  • Eastern Illinois University

    About Eastern Illinois University

    Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

    Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

    Eastern prepares more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees than any other master's college/university in Illinois, according to a recent National Science Foundation survey. In addition to ranking first in the state, EIU ranks in the top 5 percent nationwide. Our alumni satisfaction rate is 98 percent after one year from graduation and 99 percent after nine years from graduation.

     

    University Center Options:

    On campus or Online completion

    Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

    Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Organizational & Professional Development

     

    Eastern Illinois University links:

    Eastern Illinois University website

    Admissions

    Scholarships

    Bachelor of Arts in General Studies flier

    Bachelor of General Studies informational video

     

    Contact:

    Jackie Janesku

    jjohnson@eiu.edu

    217-549-3347

  • Franklin University

    About Franklin University

    Explore a College Designed for Adults

    For more than 115 years, Franklin University has been the place where adult learners can finish their degrees faster. From our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, to our convenient online classes, to locations throughout the Midwest, this is the place where working adults learn, prepare and achieve. 

    As one of the largest private universities in Ohio, you can find nearly 45,000 Franklin alumni across the country and around the world serving the communities in which they live and work. Discover why Franklin is recognized for accessibility, affordability and academics.

     

    University Center Options:

    Online completion

    Choose from Franklin University's Online Bachelors Degrees

     

    Franklin University links:

    Franklin University website

    Admissions

    Scholarships

    Transfer Credits

     

    Contact:

    Erika Miller

    erika.miller@franklin.edu

    614-947-6712

  • Governors State University

    About Governors State University

    Founded in 1969, Governors State University GSU is a four-year public university in the state of Illinois that champions openness, innovation and flexibility. Serving more than 5,500 students, GSU offers 64 degree and 24 certificate programs and our students earn the qualifications needed to succeed in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education.

    Set amongst 750 acres of prairie, GSU is located 40 miles south of Chicago, and is proud to offer the most affordable university undergraduate tuition rate in the state of Illinois.  The university faculty, administration and staff are committed to providing a quality education, embracing diversity and serving students with excellence.GSU is an expert at guiding freshman and transfer students to discover the right degree program to excite their interests. The university’s extensive list of graduate programs prepares students in a variety of fields for the next level of academic achievement. The GSU experience includes a comprehensive student life, both on and off campus, with on-campus housing; club sports and recreation; civic engagement; international student services; more than 70 student clubs and organizations; the world renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park sculpture park, the Center for Performing Arts and much more. 

     

    University Center Options:

    On campus or online completion

    Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

     

    Governors State University links:

    Governors State University website

    Admissions

    Scholarships

    Transfer Talks Video with Michelle Sebasco

    Criminal Justice Information

     

    Contact:

    Michelle Sebasco

    msebasco@govst.edu

    708-235-3983

  • National Louis University

    About National Louis University

    National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through four colleges: the National College of Education, the College of Professional Studies and Advancement, the Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management and the Undergraduate College. We are one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, helping students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal and professional goals.

    A Pioneering History

    National Louis University was founded on the principle that a quality education can transform lives, careers and communities. More than 130 years ago, education pioneer and social reformer Elizabeth Harrison opened a kindergarten training school to promote early childhood education, then considered a radical idea. Harrison’s groundbreaking work helped launch the National Parent-Teacher Association and the Head Start program, and the National College of Education (NCE) became the first university in Illinois to offer a four-year teaching degree. Thanks to a large donation from philanthropist Michael W. Louis, the school added two more colleges and became National Louis University in 1990.

    NLU Today

    A lot has changed in the past 130 years, but the mission of NLU remains the same: to provide a superior education that makes a difference. We serve more than 8,000 students at seven locations in Illinois and Florida. We work hard to improve schools and businesses through community partnerships and applied research. And we are proud of the 65,000 living alumni who are using their NLU education to serve others.

     

    University Center Options:

    Online completion

    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice

    Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

     

    National Louis University links:

    National Louis University website

    Admissions & Scholarships

    National College of Education

    Transfer Talks video with Stephanie Schaefer

     

    Contact:

    Stephanie Schaefer

    Sschaefer5@nl.edu

    630-874-4131

  • Purdue University - Fort Wayne

    About Purdue University Fort Wayne:

    We Are Purdue University Fort Wayne

    Purdue University Fort Wayne is located in Indiana’s second-largest city and offers a traditional campus experience within a thriving metropolitan setting. As part of the venerable Purdue University system, students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees from one of the most trusted and prestigious brands in higher education.

    Comprising almost 600 beautiful acres on the banks of the St. Joseph River, the university conveys a significant presence in the region and boasts a modern campus that includes well-equipped classrooms, impressive research labs, first-rate student housing, popular restaurants and retail, and inviting gathering spaces. The campus serves as the epicenter of culture and entertainment for the region and presents thousands of lectures, musical performances, theatrical productions, art exhibitions, and sporting events annually.

    With more than 8,000 students and over 300 full-time faculty members, Purdue Fort Wayne is perfectly sized to offer small classes and individualized attention, yet large enough to have all the attributes of a major research university. Students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty to tackle real-world challenges through groundbreaking research, to create exciting new scholarship, and to explore new facets of creative expression.

    Students come from all over the country—and, increasingly, from all over the world—to choose majors in the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science; the College of Visual and Performing Arts; the College of Professional Studies; the Doermer School of Business; the School of Music; the School of Education; and the School of Polytechnic. The university is home to 14 Centers of Excellence, including the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering, and the Environmental Resources Center.

    University Center Options:

    Online completion

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Business Specialty

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Supervision & Leadership

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Interdisciplinary

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Information Technology

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Information Systems

    Purdue University Fort Wayne links:

    Purdue Fort Wayne website

    Bachelor of Applied Science information

    Admissions

    Scholarships

    Community College Transfer Pathways

    Community College Transfers special tuition rate

     

    Contact:

    Beth Carlin

    Online Recruiter, Bachelor of Applied Sciences

    Kettler Hall, Room 145A

    260-481-5798 campus phone line

    2101E Coliseum Blvd

    Fort Wayne, IN 46805

    Call or text:  260-240-0256

     

  • Southern Illinois University

    About Southern Illinois University

    SIU is where brains and heart intersect. Our beautiful campus is home to major opportunities in a number of fields. We welcome students from all walks of life from around the world and pride ourselves on inclusivity.

    SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success.  As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives.

    There truly is something for everyone. Let us show you all the amazing things we have to offer.

     

    University Center Options:

    On Campus and online completion

    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering (IMAE):

    Bachelor of Science IMAE - Computer Aided Design & Drafting.

    Bachelor of Science IMAE - Electrical/Electronic Automated Systems

    Bachelor of Science IMAE - Mechanical Production Technology Machine Tool Metalworking 

    Bachelor of Science IMAE - Operations Technician

    Bachelor of Science IMAE - Precision Machine Technology

    Bachelor of Science IMAE - Process Control & Instrumentation Technology

    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management:

    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management – Emergency Medical Services

    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management – Fire Science

    Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management – Law Enforcement

     

    Southern Illinois University links:

    Southern Illinois University website

    Industrial Management & Applied Engineering site

    Public Safety Management site

    Admissions

    Scholarships

     

    Contact:

    Industrial Management & Applied Engineering:

    Carolyn Smith

    carolsmith717@siu.edu

    618/453-7828

     

    Public Safety Management:

    Mr. Lindsay Laycoax

    laycoax@siu.edu

    815-280-2270

  • University of Phoenix

    About University of Phoenix:

    An innovative approach to education. 

    As an institution always focused on the needs of adult learner population, our instructional Framework reflects the instructional strategies most important for this population. 

    University of Phoenix was founded upon the vision of making higher education more available, even if you're a professional with a full time commitment to work and family.  With 40 years of experience, we continue to focus on meeting the needs of adult learners.  

    Developed by faculty who are practitioners in their field, our curriculum integrates academic theory, lifelong learning and professional practice - and is designed to support the needs of adult learners.  We strive to help students develop relevant skills that can easily be applied to their current work and life experiences. 

    Our convenient classes, offered online or on-campus at select locations, make going back to school a real option for working adults.  Access your class online, study on your own schedule and earn your degree. 

    University Center Options:

    Online completion

    Bachelor of Science in Health Management

    Bachelor of Science in Management

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

     

    University of Phoenix links:

    University of Phoenix website

    General Transfer Presentation

    Health Management information

    Bachelor of Science in Health Management Program Presentation

    Business Management information

    Nursing information

    BSN Concurrent Enrollment Program Presentation

    RN to BSN Program Presentation

    Admissions

    Scholarships

    Community College Transfer Pathways

    Community College Transfers special tuition rate

     

    Contact:

    Mike Plocinski

    Senior Community College Strategy Manager

    Workforce Solutions Group

    Office:  312-477-9000

    michael.plocinski@phoenix.edu

     

  • Western Governors University

    About Western Governors University:

    Bridging the gap between talent and opportunity.

    Here at WGU, we believe that talent is universal—even if opportunity isn’t. Higher education is the best way to bridge that gap, but traditional higher ed wasn't built for the realities facing many of today’s students. So we created a university focused on expanding access to education around the country. We've innovated with students in mind, giving them the flexibility and freedom they need to succeed in today’s workplace.

    We’re the first university where all bachelor’s and master’s degrees are competency-based, with online courses designed in partnership with leading employers. We’re nonprofit, driven entirely by a mission to serve students—in fact, it’s right there in our name. We’re called Western Governors University because we were created by a group of U.S. governors, an innovative solution to their states’ demand for high-quality, outcomes-oriented higher education.

     

    University Center Options:

    Online completion

    College of Business:

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration Accounting

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration Healthcare Management

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration Human Resource Management

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration IT Management

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration Management (3 options)

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration Marketing

    College of Health Professions:

    Bachelor of Science Health Information Management - CAHIIM Block Bridge

    Bachelor of Science Health Service Coordination - CAAHEP and/or NLN accredited

    Bachelor of Science Nursing (RN to BSN)

    Master of Science Nursing - Education (RN to MSN)

    Master of Science Nursing - Leadership (RN to MSN)

    Master of Science Nursing - Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)

    College of Information Technology:

    Bachelor of Science Cloud Computing

    Bachelor of Science Computer Science

    Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

    Bachelor of Science Data Management/Data Analytics

    Bachelor of Science Information Technology

    Bachelor of Science Network Operations & Security

    Bachelor of Science Software Development

    Teachers College:

    Bachelor of Art Elementary Education

    Bachelor of Art Special Education (Mild to Moderate)

    Bachelor of Art Special Education & Elementary Education (Dual License)

    Bachelor of Science Education (Biological Science)

    Bachelor of Science Education (Middle Grades)

    Bachelor of Science Education (Secondary Chemistry)

    Bachelor of Science Education (Secondary Earth Science)

    Bachelor of Science Education (Secondary Physics)

    Bachelor of Science Mathematics Education (Middle Grades)

    Bachelor of Science Mathematics Education (Secondary)

    Western Governors University links:

    Western Governors University Website

    College of Business site

    College of Health Professions site

    College of Information Technology site

    Teachers College site

    Admissions

    Scholarships

     

    Contact:

    Christy Seawall

    Christy.seawall@wgu.edu

    630-466-7875

    Schedule an appointment

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