This fall John Wood Community College enrolled the highest percentage of graduates from high schools in the southeastern portion of its district in 10 years.
Thirty-six percent of 2019 graduates from Bluffs, Griggsville-Perry, Meredosia, Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill and Western High Schools enrolled at JWCC. The six high schools had a combined 163 graduates and 58 enrolled at JWCC. In the last decade John Wood’s market share in the region has ranged from 24 to 36 percent, with a10-year average of 28 percent.
“John Wood is committed to serving the southeastern portion of its district, so to see that more high school students are choosing to enroll with us indicates that they value the quality and accessibility of education we provide to help them start their bachelor’s degree or train for the workforce close to home,” Diane Vose, JWCC manager of regional centers shared.
Students take classes at one or more of JWCC centers serving the southeastern portion of its district, which includes all of Pike County and portions of Cass, Morgan, and Calhoun counties. JWCC’s Southeast Education Center is located outside of Pittsfield, the Agricultural Center is in Baylis, and students also attend the Mt. Sterling Education Center and Quincy campus.
JWCC expanded its programs and services in the region in 2017 when it opened the Southeast Education Center located at 39637 260th Ave in Pittsfield. The facility offers classroom and online instruction through which students can obtain the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Students may also take Certified Nursing Assistant courses and prerequisite courses for JWCC’s nursing program at the facility.