Jackson State Community College

Tel: (731)424-3520
4,594 students
Public institution
Jackson State Community College provides accessible learning opportunities and services to a diverse student population and community. The College enhances quality of life by offering associate degrees, certificates, and enrichment courses as preparation for further higher education and for career entry or advancement.
School Highlights
Jackson State Community College serves 4,594 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Jackson State Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Madison County, TN.
The nearest community college is West Tennessee Business College (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 131 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Jackson State Community 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 131 staff
61 staff
Jackson State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,594 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,594 students 1,315 students
Jackson State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Jackson State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,015 students
815 students
Jackson State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,579 students
1,061 students
Jackson State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Jackson State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Jackson State Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Jackson State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Jackson State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Jackson State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Jackson State Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Jackson State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Jackson State Community 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. 0.39 0.70
Jackson State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,604 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,044 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,604 $5,590
Jackson State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,044 $10,086
Jackson State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
Jackson State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Jackson State Community College is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which was created in 1972 by the General Assembly as the governing body of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. Quality, affordable, convenient education is offered to residents of 14 West Tennessee counties including Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Madison, McNairy and Weakley. JSCC has campuses in Madison, Henderson, and Hardin counties. In addition, in fall 2001 courses were offered at community-based teaching sites in Milan, Bolivar, Brownsville, Henderson, Jackson and Savannah. You can choose from 24 concentration areas to earn the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science from the College/University Transfer program. Nearly one half of our students transfer on to four-year schools. Choose from 15 majors within Associate of Applied Science degree programs for students who want to enter the job market directly from Jackson State. In addition, three degrees are also available completely online through the Regents On-line Degree program: Associate of Applied Science in Professional Studies Concentration in Information Technology, Associate of Arts in General Studies (University Parallel), Associate of Science in General Studies (University Parallel). Technical Certificates are offered in Emergency Medical Technology Certificates and Manufacturing Technology Certificates. Career Advancement Certificates are also available in Manufacturing Technology and Electro-Mechanical Technology. Jackson State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Level 1 Associate degree. Career programs in the Health Sciences are accredited by agencies recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 208 students | 3.90 Mi1186 Highway 45 Bypass
    Jackson, TN 38301
  • 3,258 students | 44.20 Mi1510 Lake Rd
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
  • 1,425 students | 66.20 Mi2501 S Division
    Blytheville, AR 72316
  • L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis
    Private for-profit
    368 students | 66.40 Mi1245 N. Georgetown Parkway
    Cordova, TN 38016
  • 613 students | 66.90 Mi7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway
    Cordova, TN 38016
Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,142 per year for in-state students and $13,470 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,547 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Anthem Career College-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.