Jill Biden traveled to Illinois Monday to visit a community college in Dixon and "underscore the first lady's longstanding work with community colleges."
Biden gave remarks at Sauk Valley Community College, which currently has about 1,600 students enrolled and plans to soon offer a new program that will give students tuition for community service.
She was joined by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker as they took a tour of the school.
"Community colleges just meet students where they are, and they help them to be the people they want to be," she told the audience after her tour.
Sauk Valley Community College was founded in 1965 and currently offers six associate degrees in programs like agriculture, health and safety, manufacturing technology, education and more. Just under half of students attend Sauk Valley part-time and the remainder attend full-time.