John A. Logan College is a community college in Carterville, Illinois, part of the Illinois Community College System. As of 2008, it had total enrollment of 7,364 students, including 2,204 full-time students and 5,160 part-time students.
John A. Logan College was established in 1967 under the Illinois Junior College Act of 1965, enrolled its first students in the fall of 1968, and acquired its permanent campus in 1969. The college is named for John A. Logan, a Civil War general who also, before and after the war, represented Illinois in the United States Congress as a member of both the House before the war, and Senate, after the war.
The school offers career preparation programs as well as a two-year college transfer curriculum. Its transfer curriculum is articulated with Illinois’ four-year universities. Its online offerings include noncredit courses on topics not normally found in the higher education curriculum.
The college has been accredited since 1972 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2008 the Higher Learning Commission approved it to offer an online Associate of Arts degree.
Under its open admissions policy, the college admits students who have graduated from an accredited high school, completed the GED, or are at least 18 years old. Applicants who have not graduated from high school must submit evidence of their ability to do college-level work.
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