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 Higher Learning Commission since 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 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 brief biography of General John A. Logan.
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.
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:
- Crab Orchard
- Du Quoin
- Johnston City
- West Frankfort
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.
Tuition and costs at John A. Logan College are among the lowest in the state: tuition is $115.00 per semester hour.
For Fiscal Year 2017, the adopted operating fund budget included expenditures totaling $28.9 million with operating revenue budgeted at $28.8 million.
|Operation and Maintenance||11.5|
|Scholarships, Student Grants & Waivers||14.2|
|Salaries & Benefits||66.1|
|Materials & Supplies||4.7|
Students and Programs
Average Transfer and Career Class Size: 17
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|Baccalaureate Transfer Program||2,244|
|Center for Business & Industry||8,784|
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.
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.
- Click here to go to the Financial Aid homepage.
- Click here to go to the John A. Logan College Foundation homepage.
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 Workforce Development
The Center for Workforce Development is devoted to training the unemployed, underemployed, and currently employed who need to upgrade workplace skills.
Click here to go to the Center for Workforce Development homepage.
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 Community Education homepage.
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.
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.
Programs of Community Interests
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.