University Center

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

    • Romeoville Campus in RMB-1001 (B-Building)
    • Drive to Building B; no parking pass required
    • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • 815-280-7767
    • 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 (, 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





    Kristen Bertsch


  • 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



    Bachelor of Arts in General Studies flier

    Bachelor of General Studies informational video



    Jackie Janesku


  • 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



    Transfer Credits



    Erika Miller


  • 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



    Transfer Talks Video with Michelle Sebasco



    Michelle Sebasco


  • 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



    Stephanie Schaefer


  • 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 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

    Public Safety Management site





    Mr. Lindsay Laycoax


  • 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

    Health Management information

    Business Management information

    Nursing information





    Undergraduate Admissions