Jackson College

  • Jackson Community College offers affordable, career-oriented and transferable higher education at each of its student friendly locations. JCC offers several locations to serve South Central Michigan including Jackson, Hillsdale.

School Highlights

Jackson College serves 5,083 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Jackson College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Michigan for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 188 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jackson College(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty188 staff103 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jackson College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Jackson College diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 113% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,083 students2,920 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,802 students1,336 students
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# Part-Time Students3,281 students1,914 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
392212
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
8%
15%
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% White
61%
66%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
19%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.53
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College Completion Rate
13%
13%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$30,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,704 is less than the state average of $4,903. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,024 is less than the state average of $6,831. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,704$4,903
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,024$6,831
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,402$11,698
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,592$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • JCC was founded as Jackson Junior College in 1928 and operated as a division of the Jackson Union School District, sharing lab and library facilities with the high school. In 1962, Jackson County voters created Jackson Community College as a distinct entity; in 1964, they passed a charter millage that still funds the College today. Rapid enrollment and program growth in the 1960s spurred JCC to build a new campus on its present site. Today, the College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic suburban site six miles south of the city of Jackson, with extension centers in Lenawee and Hillsdale counties. An integral educational and economic force in the Jackson-Lenawee-Hillsdale communities, JCC operates on a $27 million general fund budget. JCC has 94 full-time faculty (90 percent have postgraduate degrees in their field). 228 full-time personnel are employed at JCC, 6% fewer than one year ago. An additional 278 people work part-time. JCC has enjoyed continuous accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1933, the first year of eligibility.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Jackson College is Baker College of Jackson (7.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Baker College of Jackson
    Private, non-profit
    1,937 students | 7.90 Mi2800 Springport Rd
    Jackson MI  49202
    (517) 789-6123
    7.901,937
  • 167 students | 37.40 Mi3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
    Lansing MI  48910
    (517) 318-3330
    37.40167
  • 12,264 students | 38.60 Mi4800 E Huron River Dr
    Ann Arbor MI  48105
    (734) 973-3300
    38.6012,264
  • 11,771 students | 40.10 Mi419 N Capitol Ave
    Lansing MI  48901
    (517) 483-1957
    40.1011,771
  • 5,929 students | 41.20 Mi450 North Ave
    Battle Creek MI  49017
    (269) 965-3931
    41.205,929
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,903 per year for in-state students and $6,831 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,115 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.