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 5,487 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 to Jackson College is Baker College of Jackson (7.9 miles away).

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 LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty188 staff100 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Jackson College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Jackson College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,487 students3,505 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:135:1
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# Full-Time Students2,226 students1,591 students
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# Part-Time Students3,261 students1,914 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-288
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
3%
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% Black
4%
14%
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% White
85%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
8%
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Diversity Score0.270.50
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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 $5,223. 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 $7,110. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,704$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,024$7,110
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Jackson College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MI by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Jackson College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MI by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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 | 7.90 Mi2800 Springport Rd
    Jackson MI  49202
    (517)789-6123
    7.901,937
  • 12,295 students | 38.60 Mi4800 E Huron River Dr
    Ann Arbor MI  48105
    (734)973-3543
    38.6012,295
  • 16,031 students | 40.10 Mi419 N Capitol Ave
    Lansing MI  48901
    (517)483-1999
    40.1016,031
  • 5,929 students | 41.20 Mi450 North Ave
    Battle Creek MI  49017
    (269)965-3931
    41.205,929
  • 3,612 students | 49.80 Mi22600 State Route 34
    Archbold OH  43502
    (419)267-5511
    49.803,612
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