Jones County Junior College

900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Tel: (601)477-4000
4,455 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 4,455 students (83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
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 199 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
College Jones County Junior College (MS) Community College Avg.
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 199 staff
138 staff

Student Body

The student population of 4,455 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,455 students 3,029 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students 3,698 students
2,344 students
# Part-Time Students 757 students
622 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 885 593
% Black
27%
36%
% White
71%
58%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
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. 0.42 0.53

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,480 is more than the state average of $2,240. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,480 is more than the state average of $4,450. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,480 $2,240
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,480 $4,450
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
92%
Source: 2014 (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 $2,240 per year for in-state students and $4,450 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,148 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 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Virginia College-Jackson. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.