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  • 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.

    District Information

    • Square miles: 1,442
    • Population: 728,187
    • Annual Credit/Non-Credit Enrollment:  Approximately 35,000

    Fall 2017 Enrollment

    • Fall Enrollment (Unduplicated Head Count): 14,910
    • Fall FTE Enrollment: 8,479
    • Fall Full-time/Part-time Enrollment: Full-time: 4,924 (33%) | Part-time: 9,986 (67%)
    • Overall Average Age: 23.5
    • White: 57%
    • African-American: 10%
    • Hispanic: 27%
    • Asian: 3%
    • Native American: 1%
    • Total Minority: 41%
    • Female: 53%
    • Male: 47%

    Spring 2017 Enrollment

    • Spring  Enrollment (Unduplicated Head Count): 14,453
    • Spring  FTE Enrollment: 7,800
    • Spring  Full-time/Part-time Enrollment: Full-time: 4,328 (30%) | Part-time: 10,125 (70%)
    • Overall  Average Age: 23.9
    • White: 59%
    • African-American: 10%
    • Latino: 25%
    • Asian: 3%
    • Native American: 1%
    • Total Minority: 39%
    • Female: 54%
    • Male: 46%

    Fiscal Year 2017 Graduates

    • Graduates: 2,732
    • Certificates and Degrees Awarded: 3,492 (some individuals receive multiple certificates/degrees)
    • AA:  19%
    • AAS: 18%
    • AS: 5%
    • AGS: 25%
    • Total Degrees: 66%
    • CAC:  12%
    • CCO:  22%
    • Total Certificates: 34%

    Graduation and Transfer Rates

    • Graduation Rate: 14%
    • Transfer Rate:  28%
      Overall graduation and transfer-out rates are for students who began their studies in Fall 2013
      See the Student Right-to-Know on the Disclosure page for more information or College Navigator.

    Faculty & Staff

    • Fall 2017 Full-time Faculty: 216
    • Fall 2017 Part-time Faculty: 466
    • Fall 2017 Full-time Administration & Staff: 365
    • Fall 2017 Part-time Administration & Staff: 278

Fact Book

The Fact Book provides easy access to commonly asked questions about Joliet Junior College. It contains thirteen sections: General Information, Demographic & Labor Force Trends, Tuition & Fees, Applicants, Fall Enrollment, Spring Enrollment, Summer Enrollment, Annual Enrollment, Persistence/Retention, Graduates/Completers, Cohort Graduation & Transfer Rates, and Grade Distributions.

Fact Book 2015 (PDF)

Student Engagement Surveys

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) provide information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning and, therefore, of the quality of community colleges. The surveys, administered to community college students, asks questions that assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated highly with student learning and student retention.

Employee Engagement Survey Results

JJC currently uses Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) to gauge the college climate.