A college degree is more important now than ever before.

CHECKKKK  College graduates earn $30,000 more a year compared to those with no degree, according to a 2019 study. That adds up to a $1 million difference in lifetime earnings.
CHECKKKK  Those with a college degree were twice as likely to be employed in 2020.
CHECKKKK  College graduates are more likely to volunteer, vote in elections and have overall better health. 

You Can Prepare Your Student for Success.
Talk to your kids about the importance of getting a college degree now. Even if they only choose to go to college for two years, they could make as much as $70,000 a year by earning an associate degree in an in-demand field.

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Yes, you and your student CAN afford college.

At JJC, you can save more than $20K over the course of two years compared to a four-year school. 

About JJC

AMERICA'S FIRST: JJC opened in 1901. As the first community college in the U.S., we've been helping students prepare for successful futures for 120 years.
CHOOSE YOUR TIME COMMITMENT: JJC offers classes that last between six and 16 weeks, which makes it easier than ever for your son or daughter to earn their degree at their own pace. The best part? There's no pressure to take on a full course load, so we'll support your student, even if they only want to take one class per semester.
LOW COST: Our low tuition rates, payment plans and scholarship opportunities make JJC your most affordable option. Check out our Financial Help page.
CLOSE TO HOME: Serving seven counties, JJC offers locations in Joliet, Romeoville, Morris and Frankfort. In addition, your son or daughter can take online classes from the comfort of your home. 
HELP AND GUIDANCE: Our small class sizes allow professors the time to get to know your student personally so they can provide individualized help. JJC also offers free resources like tutoring, career advising, transfer guidance through our University Center, 30+ student clubs and more.

Schedule a Meeting with an Admissions Representative

If you want to learn more about the college application process or what your student can expect from JJC, we invite you to set up a no-cost virtual meeting with one of our admissions representatives.
Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

How to Get Started

  1.  Research our majors and academic programs.
  2.  Encourage your son or daughter to fill out a JJC application.
  3.  Have your student follow the steps on the Admitted Students page.
  4.  Register for classes.
  5.  Support your student as they work toward their degree.

Request More Information About JJC

Interested in learning more about our college? Fill out our form below and we'll send you an email with more information about how to help your student get started. You'll also get a digital copy of our Joliet Junior College Digital Guide.