John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, IL

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John Wood Community College, located in Quincy, Illinois, was founded in 1974 and is one of the 48 schools the comprise the Illinois Community College System. The school began operation in 1975 to an initial enrollment of 668 students. The school initially lacked its own location, utilizing courses from other colleges to give credit for its students until 1991, when the school purchased buildings to house classes. By 1996 the school had purchased 155 acres in Quincy to permanently house the school do to increased enrollment and the need for new facilities.

As a comprehensive community college JWCC offers students a variety of program options that allow for academic transfer or career training. Students pursuing academic transfer will complete a curriculum that covers the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earning a bachelor's degree. Career training programs offer an education that takes between one and two years to complete and provides education and skill development in high demand field for the purposes of employment after graduation. Students graduating from such a program will earn a degree or certificate upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
John Wood Community College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that allows any individual that interested in attending to do so by completing an application and paying fees. Students should be 18 years of age or older, or have a high school diploma, as well as supply previous transcripts and test scores if available. A meeting with a counselor is encouraged prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and awarded based on need as determined by the applicants Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
    • Out-of-State: $7,300-$8,784
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $130-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $240-$290 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships82%$4,524
Receiving Student Loans30%$3,824

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, John Wood Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares John Wood Community College against community colleges in Illinois.

 John Wood Community CollegeAdams CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate30.8%-23.9%
Transfer-out Rate16.0%-26.6%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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