Founded in 1901, Joliet Junior College is the nation’s first public community college. From humble beginnings at Joliet Township High School to a collective six campuses and education centers that serves approximately 30,000 students each year, JJC has been shaped by the community in which it resides. The halls echo with the footsteps of thousands of students that have benefitted from JJC’s student focused approach to education, from the industrial age of the 1900s to today’s technology-driven era. Innovative programs, engaging clubs and organizations and successful athletics programs have established JJC as an institution of first choice and continue to attract new generations of Wolves.
Henry Ford College (HFC) was founded in 1938 as a community resource and educational gem, which has been its legacy for more than 80 years.
Today, HFC is a public community college in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, enrolling 13,000 students and offering a bachelor's degree, 3+1 programs, associate degrees, and a variety of certificate and workforce development and training programs, as well as dual-enrollment options. HFC offers classes on its two Dearborn campuses and other regional locations, and offers many popular online courses in a variety of academic programs. Non-credit and free course options are also available to qualifying participants.