John Wood Community College

1301 South 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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Main telephone 217-224-6500
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1974
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
County Adams
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Number of full time, freshmen men 217
Number of full time, freshmen women 189
Total number of full time freshmen 406
Number of part time, freshmen men 41
Number of part time, freshmen women 83
Total number of part time freshmen 124
Total number of freshmen men 258
Total number of freshmen women 272
Total number of freshmen 530
Number of full time, undergraduate men 558
Number of full time, undergraduate women 620
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,178
Number of part time, undergraduate men 410
Number of part time, undergraduate women 802
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,212
Total number of undergraduate males 968
Total number of undergraduate females 1,422
Total number of undergraduate students 2,390
Total enrollment 2,390
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 4%
Hispanic Less than 1%
White 88%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 7%
Number of states and territories represented 18
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 0
Percentage of students 25 or older 37%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $7,560
Out-of-state tuition $7,560
Fees $630
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Melanie Lechtenberg
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 217-641-4310
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) July 1
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person Lee Wibbell
Admissions contact title Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for nursing (ADN)
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups receiving preferential admission (first or special consideration) District residents
Number of male applicants who enrolled 258
Number of female applicants who enrolled 272
Total number of applicants who enrolled 530
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Recommended exams ACT
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
ACT score
12 - 17 33%
18 - 23 50%
24 - 29 16%
30 - 36 1%
Average ACT score 19
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 35%
Percentage in top 25% 9%
Percentage in top 10% 5%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 258
Student faculty ratio 13:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 64 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Quincy Area Education Consortium, Southeastern Community College, Blessing Hospital, Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
External degree program (earn credits through options that require little or no classroom attendance) Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (400)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Academic Support Center
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 12
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Phi Theta Kappa, Agriculture Club, BACCHUS, Music Educators National Conference, Student Nurses Organization
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Online listing service
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.