- 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.
- The teacher population of 188 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Jackson College||(MI) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||188 staff||100 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,487 students||3,505 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,226 students||1,591 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,261 students||1,914 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||288|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,100||$30,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,937 students | 8.40 Mi2800 Springport Rd
Jackson,  MI  49202
- 1,047 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
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.