Name: Joliet Junior College
President: Debra Daniels
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Year Established: 1901
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2013 IPEDS Data
2013 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 65%
Full Time: 35%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.6%
Black/African American: 9.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown: 2.1%
Two or More Races: 3.7%
Quote from the President
“Joliet Junior College (JJC) is proud to serve our seven-county district in many ways: whether through our award-winning academic programs that lead to employment or transfer to a four-year university, or our community education and workforce development programs, or through the rich array of cultural events we offer, JJC provides opportunities for anyone who wishes to pursue their educational dreams and enrich their lives. As the workforce and educational needs of our students evolve in the 21st century, JJC continues to be the premiere resource for training and preparation.”
- JJC is the nation’s first community college, founded in 1901 by Dr. William Rainey Harper and J. Stanley Brown as a post-secondary educational program at Joliet Township High School.
- The college is home to the first LEED-registered greenhouse at a community college in the nation; completed in 2009, the sustainable building supports the college’s horticulture program. Additionally, JJC has three LEED-Gold and two LEED-Silver buildings.
- Famous JJC alumni include the late NASA engineer John Houbolt, who played a vital role in the United States’ successful 1969 moon landing by advocating the use of the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous method.
- JJC has a history of successful, nationally recognized academic programs such as culinary arts, nursing, and veterinary technology, which feature award-winning faculty and students; top passing rates in national certifying exams; and high employment rates for graduates.