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Joliet Junior College is a public institution located in Joliet, Illinois. Joliet is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

3,915 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,390 Avg In-State Tuition

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Joliet Junior College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Joliet Junior College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#119 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Joliet Junior College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Culinary Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Electromechanical Engineering Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Joliet Junior College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Medical Office Assistant/Specialist Schools College Factual
#7 Best Value Colleges for Personal & Culinary Services College Factual
#13 Best Culinary Arts/Chef Training Schools College Factual
#18 Best Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#26 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Nursing Degree Search
#28 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual

Where Is Joliet Junior College?


Contact details for Joliet Junior College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: 815-729-9020

Can I Afford Joliet Junior College?

$3,390 In-State Tuition
10% Take Out Loans
12.3% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Joliet Junior College paid $113 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,390 $3,390
Fees $1,050 $1,050
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Joliet Junior College, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $4,474 a year. That adds up to $17,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Joliet Junior College is 12.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Joliet Junior College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,915 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,267 undergraduate students at Joliet Junior College, with 3,915 being full-time and 6,352 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 3,915 full-time undergraduates at Joliet Junior College, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Joliet Junior College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 108
Black or African American 280
Hispanic or Latino 1,042
White 2,265
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 214

Over 16 countries are represented at Joliet Junior College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and China.

Online Learning at Joliet Junior College

8,102 Took All Classes Online
9,885 Took At Least One Class Online
152.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 9,885 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Joliet Junior College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Joliet Junior College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Joliet Junior College was 152.8%. This is the #260 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Joliet Junior College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Joliet Junior College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 116 32 72 220
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 112 112
Biomedical Technology 69 7 14 90
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 78 0 0 78
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 41 18 19 78
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 35 17 19 71
Welding Technology/Welder 59 6 0 65
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 58 0 58
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 22 0 0 22
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 22 22
Radiologic Technology 0 21 0 21
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 4 7 7 18
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 18 0 18
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 5 6 5 16
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4 12 0 16
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 6 3 2 11
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 10 1 11
Instrumentation Technology 8 2 0 10
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 10 0 0 10
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 4 5 9
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 4 0 0 4
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 4 0 0 4
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 0 0 2
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 1 1
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 1 0 1
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 1 1
Electrician 0 0 0 0
Computer Software Technology 0 0 0 0
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 0 0
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 0 0
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 467 222 280 969


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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