Jones County Junior College

900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Tel: (601)477-4000
4,315 students
Public institution
Jones County Junior College is an open-door, two-year institution granting Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Vocational Certificates; its purpose is to provide programs and support services consistent with the ideals of a democratic society to meet the educational needs of students and communities in the Jones County Junior College District.
School Highlights:
Jones County Junior College serves 4,315 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Jones County Junior College is the only community colleges within Jones County, MS.
The nearest community college is Antonelli College-Hattiesburg (18.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 170 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
College Jones County Junior 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 170 staff
61 staff
Jones County Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,315 has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,315 students 1,296 students
Jones County Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
Jones County Junior College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,378 students
814 students
Jones County Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 937 students
1,040 students
Jones County Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Jones County Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
32%
15%
Jones County Junior College Black (2006-2013)
% White
64%
51%
Jones County Junior College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Jones County Junior College Unknown (2006-2013)
Jones County Junior 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. 0.49 0.68
Jones County Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,722 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,722 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,722 $5,660
Jones County Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,722 $10,250
Jones County Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 790 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
89%
Jones County Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Jones County Junior College has served its students and the Southeast Mississippi area well since its early beginnings as an agricultural high school in 1911. Over the years Jones has enjoyed a great deal of success and gained national attention for its programs. This is due in large part to the high quality students who select Jones as their college. Jones continues to attract the best students, both young and old, traditional and non-traditional. With a motivated, well-trained faculty and debt-free facilities, we feel we have a winning combination for anyone seeking higher education. Jones County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Vocational Certificates.

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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,949 per year for in-state students and $4,819 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,237 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi 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 Mississippi is East Central Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.