Jefferson Davis Community College

Tel: (251)867-4832
1,091 students
Public institution
Jefferson Davis Community College , one of the public two-year colleges of the Alabama College System, provides accessible quality educational opportunities, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life for the college service area.
School Highlights:
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Jefferson Davis Community College serves 1,091 students (56.37% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 40%.
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Jefferson Davis Community College is the only community colleges within Escambia County, AL.
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The nearest community college is Alabama Southern Community College (30.04 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
Jefferson Davis 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 47 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,091 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,091 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 615 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 476 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
% Black
29%
12%
% White
60%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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. 0.54 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,908 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,238 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,908 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,238 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 128 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Jefferson Davis Community College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Brewton and Atmore offering students a unique educational experience. Class sizes are small, allowing faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. The College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology. The Brewton campus, located at 220 Alco Drive, is naturally beautiful with acres of hardwoods and longleaf pines and a picturesque setting reminiscent of colonial Williamsburg. The campus provides students with traditional classrooms and laboratories, student housing, a gymnasium and playing fields, a performing arts center, and miles of walking trails. On-campus housing affords students the opportunity to experience independent living with all the benefits and security of small-town life. Jefferson Davis Community College offers a variety of instructional programs including academic transfer, technical and vocational programs, developmental education, adult education and GED classes, continuing education for personal enrichment, and training for business and industry. Extracurricular activities include athletic events, plays, musical productions, the Blueberry Festival, guest speakers, and other special programs throughout the year. Several student organizations are available such as the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the Student Government Association, and various religious associations. Students at JDCC have the added benefit of an extremely active Honors Program, awarding up to 30 scholarships per year. Jefferson Davis Community College offers a comprehensive financial aid package for students who attend. Financial aid comes in the form of federal as well as institutional funds.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,169 per year for in-state students and $7,300 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Alabama is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Alabama 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 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Marion Military Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.