Jefferson College

Tel: (636)797-3000
5,223 students
Public institution
Jefferson College is a student-centered comprehensive community college, committed to providing an accessible, quality college experience as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the students and the community. Superior teaching and services foster a supportive learning environment, which promotes intellectual, social, and personal growth. A strong general education curriculum, college transfer and technical programs, personal enrichment courses, and on-campus experiences prepare students to succeed in their careers, further their education, and prosper in a diverse world. Jefferson College’s ongoing assessment of students, programs and services assures that it is a responsive and progressive community college.
School Highlights
Jefferson College serves 5,223 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Jefferson College is one of 2 community colleges within Jefferson County, MO.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Arnold (14.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 186 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Jefferson 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 186 staff
61 staff
Jefferson College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,223 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,223 students 1,315 students
Jefferson College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1
22:1
Jefferson College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,715 students
815 students
Jefferson College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,508 students
1,061 students
Jefferson College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Jefferson College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Jefferson College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
20%
Jefferson College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
2%
15%
Jefferson College Black (2006-2013)
% White
90%
49%
Jefferson College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
5%
6%
Jefferson College Unknown (2006-2013)
Jefferson 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. 0.19 0.70
Jefferson College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,432 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,560 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,432 $5,590
Jefferson College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $10,086
Jefferson College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 210 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Jefferson College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Each year Jefferson College graduates transfer successfully to many four-year colleges and universities to complete their Bachelor's degree. By completing their general education requirements at Jefferson College, these students enter the four-year institution at Junior standing. It's a great way to save money while preparing yourself academically. Jefferson College enrolls more than 4000 students each year in college credit courses. More than 10,000 students take part in credit and Extended Learning offerings annually. Jefferson College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Jefferson College offers numerous programs in the "high tech" fields that are in high demand. These programs are designed to get you into the workforce in two years or less. Our Career & Technical Education graduates have experienced an average job placement rate of 97%, with starting salaries that rivaled or surpassed starting salaries of Bachelor degree graduates. Jefferson College sports teams compete annually at the national level. Four-year educational institutions recruit Jefferson College athletes because of their athletic and academic abilities. Women's athletic programs include volleyball and basketball. The men's athletic programs include baseball and tennis. Jefferson College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 329 students | 14.00 Mi1930 Meyer Drury Dr
    Arnold, MO 63010
    (636)464-6600
    14.00329
  • 208 students | 18.50 Mi645 Gravois Bluffs Blvd
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (954)400-2000
    18.50208
  • 204 students | 18.90 Mi1345 Smizer Mill Road
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (636)651-1600
    18.90204
  • 505 students | 19.70 Mi12900 Maurer Industrial Dr
    Sunset Hills, MO 63127
    (314)843-4200
    19.70505
  • 315 students | 20.20 Mi1297 North Highway Drive
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (636)529-0000
    20.20315
Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,869 per year for in-state students and $8,883 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,919 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

Missouri 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Sanford-Brown College-Fenton. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.