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Fortunately for you, Joliet, IL offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Joliet College and University Demographics

Joliet's 4 colleges and universities offer a total of 120 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from instrumentation technology/technician to science teacher education/general science teacher education to hotel/motel administration/management.

The top-ranked school in Joliet is University of St Francis, with a nationwide rank of 41st in 2010. The school has approximately 3,352 students. Healthcare is the most popular course of study at University of St Francis.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Joliet schools is $6,958 per year. University of St Francis charges students $24,742 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Joliet. Joliet Junior College has the lowest tuition rate at $3,090 per year.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Joliet colleges received an estimated $14,151,005 in financial aid. Of this aid, $14,059,128 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Joliet was Joliet Junior College, which gave students $7,593,972 in institutional financial aid.

Joliet Student Demographics

In 2010, 18,860 students were enrolled in Joliet schools, which was 2% of the total college students in Illinois. Joliet Junior College, with 15,288 students, had the highest number of students in Joliet, while Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy, with only 66 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Joliet colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 70%. The graduation rate for Joliet schools is approximately 50%. Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy has a graduation rate of 76%, which is the highest in amongst Joliet schools. The lowest graduation rate is 10% for Joliet Junior College.

Diversity

Joliet schools have a student population that is approximately 59% female. 62% of Joliet college students are 24 years old or younger. For every 100 Joliet college students, 29 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. The Joliet school with the highest percentage of minority students was Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet, with 92% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Joliet Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Joliet colleges and universities employed a total of 2,632 faculty. 45% of faculty members at Joliet schools were female. 32% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

Joliet schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 12 in 2009. Richland Community College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Joliet.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
2 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
4 miles from location University of St Francis Joliet IL 58.1609 35% 3,352
3 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Joliet Joliet IL 26.9838 100% 154
4 miles from location Professionals Choice Hair Design Academy Joliet IL 30.3437 n/a 66
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Joliet, IL to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 115,400 $25,310 $25,000 -0.4%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 80,230 $30,300 $28,240 11.6%
3
Registered Nurses+ 76,600 $71,010 $67,720 18.2%
4
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 50,600 $65,090 $54,330 7.2%
5
General and Operations Managers+ 44,560 $120,660 $113,100 4.6%
6
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 39,330 $47,140 $45,860 -19.5%
7
Security Guards+ 38,410 $25,390 $26,870 7.7%
8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 36,460 $34,200 $32,000 -20.7%
9
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 34,860 $37,500 $35,340 -30.3%
10
Accountants and Auditors+ 30,650 $73,990 $68,960 -22.1%
11
Managers, All Other+ 30,290 $99,430 $102,160 44.1%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 30,170 $55,820 $50,770 -16.6%
13
Construction Laborers+ 29,790 $41,520 $33,590 56.4%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 29,440 $25,070 $25,140 -4.0%
15
Home Health Aides+ 27,260 $23,170 $21,760 91.3%
16
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 25,270 $43,570 $39,890 0.8%
17
Lawyers+ 23,840 $139,450 $129,440 -2.7%
18
Management Analysts+ 20,900 $91,240 $87,260 50.9%
19
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 20,770 $73,810 $55,620
20
Cooks, Restaurant+ 20,510 $22,910 $23,260 -5.0%
21
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 19,210 $68,520 $54,880 57.2%
22
Carpenters+ 17,750 $57,320 $43,890 -28.5%
23
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 16,830 $98,190 $95,130 28.1%
24
Financial Managers+ 16,450 $120,540 $116,970 7.7%
25
Computer Programmers+ 15,250 $77,650 $74,900
26
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 15,130 $41,330 $38,200 -11.3%
27
Electricians+ 14,810 $73,480 $51,810 -4.0%
28
Cooks, Fast Food+ 14,540 $19,140 $18,540 -20.8%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 12,450 $34,570 $33,270 9.5%
30
Sales Managers+ 12,060 $108,960 $114,110 -0.3%
31
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 11,510 $29,250 $26,510 5.1%
32
Chief Executives+ 11,310 $173,690 $173,350 -13.7%
33
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 11,240 $44,390 $41,360 -11.0%
34
Software Developers, Applications+ 11,200 $91,270 $90,410
35
Medical Assistants+ 11,180 $31,670 $29,760 64.7%
36
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 10,700 $29,750 $29,200 29.4%
37
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 10,320 $143,540 $180,870 200.9%
38
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 10,270 $116,710 $123,280 0.9%
39
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 9,860 $69,990 $50,360 -15.1%
40
Legal Secretaries+ 9,810 $45,840 $43,270 0.7%
41
Loan Officers+ 8,980 $76,800 $65,900 -20.9%
42
Administrative Services Managers+ 8,920 $69,350 $84,390 4.9%
43
Financial Analysts+ 8,830 $83,770 $86,040 -0.9%
44
Pharmacy Technicians+ 8,780 $31,030 $29,330 5.0%
45
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 8,630 $54,790 $43,850 15.2%
46
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 8,200 $30,310 $30,100 60.5%
47
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors+ 8,080 $35,930 $35,920 37.9%
48
Graphic Designers+ 7,800 $53,900 $48,140 35.7%
49
Dental Assistants+ 7,580 $34,180 $34,140 -7.6%
50
Paralegals and Legal Assistants+ 7,510 $53,740 $49,640 59.1%