Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050-2440
Tel: (636)797-3000
5,523 students
Public institution

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Jefferson College is a student-centered comprehensive community college, committed to providing an accessible, quality college experience as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the students and the community. Superior teaching and services foster a supportive learning environment, which promotes intellectual, social, and personal growth. A strong general education curriculum, college transfer and technical programs, personal enrichment courses, and on-campus experiences prepare students to succeed in their careers, further their education, and prosper in a diverse world. Jefferson College’s ongoing assessment of students, programs and services assures that it is a responsive and progressive community college.
School Highlights:
Jefferson College serves 5,523 students (53% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Jefferson College is one of 2 community colleges within Jefferson County, MO.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Arnold (14 miles away).

School Overview

Jefferson 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 5,523 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 57% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,523 students
1,303 students
Jefferson College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,944 students
836 students
Jefferson College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2,579 students
1,046 students
Jefferson College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Jefferson College sch enrollment Jefferson College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Jefferson College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Jefferson College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Jefferson College Black (2006-2012)
% White
96%
67%
Jefferson College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Jefferson College sch ethnicity Jefferson 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. 0.08 0.45
Jefferson College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,288 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,368 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,288 $5,940
Jefferson College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,368 $10,072
Jefferson College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Each year Jefferson College graduates transfer successfully to many four-year colleges and universities to complete their Bachelor's degree. By completing their general education requirements at Jefferson College, these students enter the four-year institution at Junior standing. It's a great way to save money while preparing yourself academically. Jefferson College enrolls more than 4000 students each year in college credit courses. More than 10,000 students take part in credit and Extended Learning offerings annually. Jefferson College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Jefferson College offers numerous programs in the "high tech" fields that are in high demand. These programs are designed to get you into the workforce in two years or less. Our Career & Technical Education graduates have experienced an average job placement rate of 97%, with starting salaries that rivaled or surpassed starting salaries of Bachelor degree graduates. Jefferson College sports teams compete annually at the national level. Four-year educational institutions recruit Jefferson College athletes because of their athletic and academic abilities. Women's athletic programs include volleyball and basketball. The men's athletic programs include baseball and tennis. Jefferson College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,485 per year for in-state students and $7,683 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,165 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career Colleges. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.