History

John A. Logan College was created by public mandate in 1967 under the authority of the Illinois Community College Act of 1965. The College opened its doors to its charter class in the fall of 1968 and acquired its permanent grounds in the following year.

Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1972, John A. Logan College now offers a wide variety of programs, including foundation courses for the bachelor's degree, technical and vocational curricula, adult education classes and public service activities.

The College is governed by a locally elected board of trustees and by a College president and vice-presidents for administration, business, and instruction.

The College is named for John A. Logan (1826-86), a Civil war general who spent his early years in what is now the community college district before becoming a U.S. senator and vice-presidential candidate (with James G. Blaine) in 1884. Logan is also remembered for his role in establishing Memorial Day and as an advocate of public education.

Click here for a short biography of General John A. Logan.

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Logan is Logical

John A. Logan College is an open-admissions college that meets the needs of the public through several special attributes.

  • A tuition rate that is among the lowest in the state
  • Scholarship programs and other financial aid
  • Sophisticated training programs
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Service and social clubs
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Easy transfer of credits
  • Job placement assistance

John A. Logan College is located near the center of the College district, eight miles west of Interstate 57, on Illinois Route 13. Approximately one-half of its students require no more than fifteen minutes to reach the College by automobile.

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The College District

The College district covers most of Williamson and Jackson Counties and parts of Franklin, Perry, and Randolph Counties. It includes the following high school districts:

  • Carbondale
  • Carterville
  • Crab Orchard
  • Du Quoin
  • Elverado
  • Herrin
  • Johnston City
  • Marion
  • Murphysboro
  • Trico
  • West Frankfort

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Admissions Policy

John A. Logan College admits students who have graduated from an accredited high school, completed a general education degree, or attained the age of 18 years or more. Non-graduates may apply for admission if scholastic records, test scores, and other data indicate that the student can do college-level work.

Students wishing to enroll at the College should complete an application form and return it to the Admissions Office at John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois, 62918. Prospective students should also have a high school transcript and ASSET test scores sent to the Admissions Office.

Click here to go to the Admissions homepage.

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Tuition

Tuition and costs at John A. Logan College are among the lowest in the state: tuition is $97.00 per semester hour.

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Operating Budget

The Fiscal Year 2008 adopted operating fund budget is $39.1 million.

Total College revenue from all sources in Fiscal Year 2007 was $64,224,754.

Operating Budget per Area for FY08
AreaPercent
Instructional Costs 32.3
Institutional Support 23.3
Operation and Maintenance 14.9
Student Services 7.3
Academic Support 6.2
Transfers 3.9
Public Service 2.2
Scholarships, Student Grants & Waivers 9.9
Operating Budget per Object for FY08
ObjectPercent
Salaries & Benefits 57.4
Materials & Supplies 5.1
Utilities 4.6
Contractual Services 3.7
Other 29.2

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Students and Programs

Average Transfer and Career Class Size: 18

Fall 2012 Enrollment
Area of EnrollmentNumber of Students
Baccalaureate Transfer Program 4,223
Career Education 1,796
Continuing Education 2,519
Center for Business & Industry 5,377
Adult Education 1,045
Total 14,960

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Financial Aid

The College has been approved as a participating institution for grants made by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and is also approved for federal student aid programs, including veterans benefits. In addition, locally endowed scholarships are available to full-time students through the John A. Logan College Foundation.

College Foundation

The John A. Logan College Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to provide financial and other types of support for the College. It encourages giving by individuals, businesses, and other organizations for scholarships, instructional equipment, campus improvements, and other projects that benefit the College. The foundation administers such gifts of money and property according to the wishes of the donors and the needs of the College.

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Workforce Development and Community Education

Work Force Investment Act

Programs may pay tuition, fees, and book and supply costs for training in one-year certificate programs, two-year degree programs, or customized training programs.

Center for Business and Industry

The Center provides numerous educational courses, seminars, workshops, and conferences that are customized to serve the unique needs of businesses, governmental agencies, and community groups.

Click here to go to the Center for Business and Industry homepage.

Continuing Education

This office makes available a comprehensive program of occupational and leisure-oriented courses, seminars, and conferences that are specifically designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of citizens in the community.

Click here to go to the Continuing Education homepage.

Adult Education/Literacy

The College offers day and evening adult education programs at the College extension centers and various locations throughout the College district. Services offered include Adult Basic and Secondary Education, GED Test preparation, literacy tutoring, Work Keys preparation, and English as a Second Language. The Alternative High School program offers high school credit classes to at-risk and dropout youth. The Early School Leaver Program offers an opportunity for high school drop-outs, age 16-24, to obtain career training through an individualized plan. Workplace readiness skills and short-term training opportunities prepare adults for the world of work. All services are free.

Click here to go to the Adult Basic / Secondary Education homepage.

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Service Programs

West Frankfort Extension Center

The West Frankfort Extension Center is located at 19 West Frankfort Plaza, West Frankfort, Illinois. The center is the site for regular College courses as well as adult and continuing education classes, children's classes, and seminars for business and industry. Call 932-6639 for more information.

Du Quoin Extension Center

The Du Quoin Extension Center is located at 76 Southtowne Shopping Center on Route 51 South. The center is the site for regular College courses as well as adult and continuing education classes, children's classes, and seminars for business and industry. Call 542-9210 for more information.

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Programs of Community Interests

Athletics

John A. Logan College maintains well-balanced sports programs. The College competes intercollegiately in basketball, baseball, and golf in a men's division, and in volleyball, golf, basketball, and softball in a women’s division. John A. Logan College is a member of both the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

Click here to go to the JALC Athletics homepage.

Cultural Arts Programs

The John A. Logan Cultural Arts Program complements educational and social programs of the College through a museum, art galleries, and in-house musical and theatrical production, and by the appearance of off-campus artists, musicians, and dancers.

Click here to go to the Student Activities and Cultural Events homepage.

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Degrees and Certificates

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