Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College is the very first public community college in the United States, founded in 1901.

Consistently rated in the top 100 community colleges in the United States, Joliet Junior College has over 180 degree programs available for students. Located just 72 kilometers outside of the city of Chicago, the college is easily accessible by public transportation so that students can experience all that the great city of Chicago has to offer. Joliet Junior College has transfer agreements with 4-year schools throughout the state of Illinois and even some guaranteed admission agreements with some of those schools.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Joliet, Illinois
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public, Community College 

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 100%
  • Average ACT score: N/A
  • Average SAT score: N/A
  • Test optional?: Yes, test flexible.
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Labour/Industrial Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Museum Studies, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Veterinary Medicine
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: General scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $10,728


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling

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