Joliet Junior College: Narrative Description

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1215 Houbolt Rd.
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Tel: (815)729-9020; Admissions: (815)280-2239; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1901. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Educational spending 2002-03: $6464 per student. Total enrollment: 13,245. 4,484 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 54% from top half. Students come from 12 states and territories, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2040 full-time, $68 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6190 full-time, $206.33 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7273 full-time, $242.44 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2040 full-time. College room only: $7920.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 47 open to all; national fraternities, eating club; 8% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, JC Players, Nursing Student Association, Student Agricultural Association, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 296 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Learning Resource Center with 60,364 books, 1,516 microform titles, 360 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $646,078.

Community Environment: Joliet is a leading industrial area 38 miles southwest of Chicago's Loop. Railroads and buses are accessible; Midway and O'Hare Airports serve the area. Industries are steel, petroleum products, chemicals, wallpaper, machinery, and greeting cards. Shipping is also a major industry. Community facilities include excellent libraries, churches of almost every denomination, hospitals, YMCA, hotels and private rooming houses. Outdoor sports include hunting, boating, fishing, golf, and other sports.

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