Illinois College and John A. Logan College Forge New 2+2 Partnership for Seamless Degree Transition


In a new collaboration aimed at empowering students' educational journeys, Illinois College (IC) and John A. Logan College (JALC) have announced a 2+2 partnership.

This initiative allows graduates of John A. Logan College to pursue bachelor's degrees in agribusiness management, accounting and behavioral health at Illinois College, both on campus and through online programs.

The announcement of this partnership was made during a virtual event on Tuesday, March 26, featuring remarks from IC President Barbara A. Farley, John A. Logan College Provost Stephanie Chaney Hartford, as well as professors Jeff Galle and Wayne Griffith from IC and JALC, respectively.

"This is truly a moment to celebrate a great partnership between our institutions and launch the 2 + 2 agreements for agribusiness, accounting and behavioral health pathways,” President Farley remarked, “Well-prepared students from John A. Logan College will have the opportunity to make a seamless transition to Illinois College to complete their undergraduate degrees."

The partnership facilitates a smooth transfer process, enabling students to complete a bachelor's degree while benefiting from generous financial aid. JALC students will receive support from dedicated IC admissions counselors throughout the application and transfer process.

“We are excited for this new partnership and opportunity for our students to continue their education in agribusiness, accounting and behavioral health,” said JALC Provost Dr. Stephanie Chaney Hartford. “The flexibility of this program will be beneficial to our students, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow this partnership with Illinois College.” 

The partnership offers both on-campus and online degree options for JALC students with associate degrees, ensuring flexibility in completing their studies. Students with applied associates degrees in accounting or agribusiness, as well as associates in arts in social work degrees, can seamlessly transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at Illinois College. On campus, students will have the opportunity to fully engage in campus life, access state-of-the-art facilities, and immerse themselves in the IC community. Additionally, online programs provide flexibility for students who require remote access to education, whether on a full- or part-time basis, with asynchronous courses.

Jeff Galle, a professor of agribusiness, underscored the benefits of this partnership, emphasizing the flexibility of the program offerings. “Not only does this partnership provide us an opportunity to bring students to the campus but also to reach more students online. It’s important for us to be able to give JALC students the opportunity to grow and finish their career development.”

At Illinois College, programs and degrees offer diverse learning opportunities, including internships, student-faculty research, participation in conferences, and engagement with industry speakers. Recent internships and post-graduation employment opportunities have included collaborations with leading regional and national companies.
Wayne Griffith, an assistant professor of agriculture at JALC College, expressed excitement about the partnership. "We’re proud of the students that graduate from JALC and look forward to what they’ll achieve at Illinois College and in the ag industry in the decades going forward."

JALC is the fourth college to sign an articulation agreement with Illinois College, along with Kaskaskia College, John Wood Community College, and Lincoln Land Community College. In addition to these articulation agreements, Illinois College works with several hundred transfer students each year from other 2-year and 4-year institutions. 

If you are considering transferring to Illinois College, please visit the Transfer Admissions page. To explore Illinois College's programs in agribusiness management, accounting, and behavioral health, visit For more information about John A. Logan College's programs, visit

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932, the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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