John A Logan College

Carterville, IL 62918
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John A. Logan College (JALC) is located in Carterville, Illinois. This school is a public community college that is a part of the Illinois Community College System. It was originally established in 1967 and it currently serves over 4,000 students. John A. Logan College is named after a famous civil war general. This civil war hero was also a United States congressman before the war and he became a senator after returning home from the war. JALC has proven to be a very worthwhile college that is a huge benefit to the community. Many different associate’s degree programs are available to JALC students and there are also certain certificates that can be earned. The school even offers some online associate’s degree programs.

The nursing program at JALC is particularly well-known as a good option. Students who wish to pursue careers in nursing will be able to take three different paths at JALC. The three programs are Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Practical Nursing (LPN), and Associate Degree in Nursing (RN). All courses will introduce students to the important concepts of being a nurse while teaching them the skills that they need to find success as professionals. Students in the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs will have part-time options available to them as well. Any prospective nursing students who are looking for a good program to help them grow into true professionals will be impressed with the JALC nursing program options.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students3,933
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate62%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 49
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 16 55
Certificate 16 150
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1972 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$115/credit
In State Students$173/credit
Out of State Students$193/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,175 $7,785 $8,685
ADN 70 $8,050 $12,110 $13,510
BSN 125 $14,375 $21,625 $24,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 71% of John A Logan College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,076
Other Federal Grant 35% $468
State Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,143
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $2,975
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans 3% $5,381


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,061
$30,001 to $48,000$6,477
$48,001 to $75,000$7,698
$75,001 to $110,000$10,279
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

John A Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918

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