Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL 60431

Joliet Junior College (JJC) is located in Joliet, Illinois. This is a very old school that was founded way back in 1901. It has the distinction of being the first public community college that was founded in the United States. This school is famous as an option for students that are seeking pre-baccalaureate programs that will transfer over to a four-year university. It also has many occupation-based education programs that can help people to find lucrative new careers. JJC serves over 15,000 students and is popular for both its variety of academic programs and its helpful non-credit programs that can lead to new career opportunities.

The nursing program at JJC has been around for quite a long time too. This is a program that helps prospective nurses to learn all of the necessary skills to achieve success in their field. It currently offers two programs. There is the NU500 program that allows students to earn an Associate in Applied Science degrees as well as the NU060: Nursing (PN) program that allows students to pursue becoming LPNs. This school graduates more than 100 nurses annually from their registered nurse and practical nursing programs. This school also boasts a 95% success rate for students taking the NCLEX-RN licensure examination in 2017. It is a great school for students who want to prepare themselves for future success.

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 130
Certificate 17 160
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.2%
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.9%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1917 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
ACEN
02/01/2001 - 12/31/2005

Admission

100%

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$113/credit
In State Students$347/credit
Out of State Students$370/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 $5,085 $15,615 $16,650
ADN 70 $7,910 $24,290 $25,900
BSN 125 $14,125 $43,375 $46,250
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, 49% of Joliet Junior 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 36% $3,939
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,221
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $1,377
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,516
Federal Student Loans 14% $3,097
Private Loans -- --

$4,162

Average Net Price/year
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$2,812
$30,001 to $48,000$2,969
$48,001 to $75,000$5,366
$75,001 to $110,000$7,504
Over $110,000$7,802

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Student Population

14,910

Undergrads

0

Graduates

7,962

Women

6,948

Men

33%

Full-time

67%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
56%
Hispanic
27%
Black/African American
9%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Non-resident alien
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
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