Jackson College

2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, MI 49201-8399
Tel: (517)787-0800
  • 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 5,487 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Jackson College is one of 2 community colleges within Jackson County, MI.
  • The nearest community college is Baker College of Jackson (8.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 188 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jackson College (MI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 188 staff 94 staff
Jackson College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,487 has declined by 20% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,487 students 3,355 students
Jackson College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 35:1
Jackson College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,226 students 1,530 students
Jackson College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 3,261 students 1,825 students
Jackson College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jackson College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
288 288
Jackson College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Jackson College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Jackson College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Jackson College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Jackson College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Jackson College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Jackson College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Jackson College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.27 0.50
Jackson College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Jackson College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2014)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,100 $31,100
Jackson College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,704 is less than the state average of $5,292. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,024 is less than the state average of $7,087. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,704 $5,292
Jackson College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,024 $7,087
Jackson College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87% 89%
Jackson College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates - $13,600
Median Debt for Dropouts $6,500 $6,000
Jackson College Median debt for students who have not completed (2014-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Baker College of Jackson
    Private, non-profit
    1,937 students | 8.40 Mi2800 Springport Rd
    Jackson MI  49202
  • 1,112 students | 13.30 MiE4946 Jackson Rd
    Ironwood MI  49938
  • 12,295 students | 38.60 Mi4800 E Huron River Dr
    Ann Arbor MI  48105
  • 16,031 students | 40.40 Mi419 N Capitol Ave
    Lansing MI  48901
  • 5,929 students | 41.50 Mi450 North Ave
    Battle Creek MI  49017
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,292 per year for in-state students and $7,087 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,848 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.