Jefferson State Community College

Tel: (205)853-1200
8,851 students
Public institution
Jefferson State Community College, one of Alabama’s leading two-year colleges, has provided excellence in education and workforce training for the greater Birmingham area for almost 40 years. Founded in 1965, Jefferson State offers more than 120 university transfer programs, 20 career programs with multiple options, and numerous certificate programs. Jefferson State also offers a comprehensive approach to workforce training through a variety of credit and non-credit programs.
School Highlights:
Jefferson State Community College serves 8,851 students (35% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Jefferson State Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Jefferson County, AL.
The nearest community college is Virginia College-Birmingham (14.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Jefferson State Community College 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

Student Body

The student population of 8,851 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is equal to the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,851 students
1,303 students
Jefferson State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,083 students
834 students
Jefferson State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,768 students
1,040 students
Jefferson State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Jefferson State Community College sch enrollment Jefferson State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Jefferson State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Jefferson State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
21%
11%
Jefferson State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
72%
66%
Jefferson State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Jefferson State Community College More (2009-2012)
Jefferson State Community College sch ethnicity Jefferson State Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.44 0.44
Jefferson State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,470 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,200 $5,890
Jefferson State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,470 $10,050
Jefferson State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Jefferson campus is located in the northeast section of Birmingham, approximately 10 miles north of I-20/I-59, just off Highway 79 and Carson Road and one mile west of Center Point. The beautiful, wooded 200 acre campus is located in a suburban area. The college is built on one of the highest elevations in Jefferson County. Almost a million people live in the area served by the college. Jefferson State offers a comprehensive approach to customized workforce training through an ACT Center, Training for Business and Industry, GED programs, adult education, remedial education, workforce readiness training, and programs to assist dislocated workers, displaced homemakers and other special populations. Jefferson State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree. Individual academic programs are nationally accredited by 10 different professional evaluating organizations.

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Did You Know?
For Birmingham public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,185 per year for in-state students and $7,470 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,469 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Birmingham is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Birmingham 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Birmingham is Herzing University Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.