Jefferson State Community College

Tel: (205)853-1200
8,580 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:
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Jefferson State Community College serves 8,580 students (35.83% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.
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Jefferson State Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Jefferson County, AL.
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The nearest community college is Virginia College-Birmingham (14.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 245 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Jefferson State 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 245 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,580 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,580 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 3,074 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 5,506 students
1,017 students
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
% Black
20%
12%
% White
71%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,590 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,260 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,590 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
89%
Source: 2005 (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?
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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Birmingham is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.