Jackson College

Tel: (517)787-0800
5,039 students
Public institution
Jackson Community College offers affordable, career-oriented and transferable higher education at each of its student friendly locations. JCC offers several locations to serve South Central Michigan including Jackson, Hillsdale.
School Highlights
Jackson College serves 5,039 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Jackson College is one of 2 community colleges within Jackson County, MI.
The nearest community college is Baker College of Jackson (8.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 189 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Jackson College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 189 staff
61 staff
Jackson College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,039 has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 104% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,039 students 1,315 students
Jackson College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Jackson College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,379 students
815 students
Jackson College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,660 students
1,061 students
Jackson College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Jackson College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Jackson College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Jackson College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Jackson College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Jackson College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Jackson College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Jackson College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Jackson College Unknown (2006-2013)
Jackson College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.41 0.70
Jackson College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,704 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,024 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,704 $5,590
Jackson College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,024 $10,086
Jackson College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 192 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Jackson College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • JCC was founded as Jackson Junior College in 1928 and operated as a division of the Jackson Union School District, sharing lab and library facilities with the high school. In 1962, Jackson County voters created Jackson Community College as a distinct entity; in 1964, they passed a charter millage that still funds the College today. Rapid enrollment and program growth in the 1960s spurred JCC to build a new campus on its present site. Today, the College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic suburban site six miles south of the city of Jackson, with extension centers in Lenawee and Hillsdale counties. An integral educational and economic force in the Jackson-Lenawee-Hillsdale communities, JCC operates on a $27 million general fund budget. JCC has 94 full-time faculty (90 percent have postgraduate degrees in their field). 228 full-time personnel are employed at JCC, 6% fewer than one year ago. An additional 278 people work part-time. JCC has enjoyed continuous accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1933, the first year of eligibility.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Baker College of Jackson
    Private not-for-profit
    2,275 students | 8.40 Mi2800 Springport Rd
    Jackson, MI 49202
  • 1,122 students | 13.30 MiE4946 Jackson Rd
    Ironwood, MI 49938
  • 12,327 students | 38.60 Mi4800 E Huron River Dr
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • 17,562 students | 40.40 Mi419 N Capitol Ave
    Lansing, MI 48901
  • 4,986 students | 41.50 Mi450 North Ave
    Battle Creek, MI 49017
Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.