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 (8.4 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 grown by 5% over five years.
Jackson College(MI) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty188 staff100 staff
Jackson College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 grown by 59% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,487 students3,505 students
Jackson College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:135:1
Jackson College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,226 students1,591 students
Jackson College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,261 students1,914 students
Jackson College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jackson College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
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 Score0.270.50
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$30,600
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 $5,223. 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
Jackson College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,024$7,110
Jackson College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%89%
Jackson College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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
  • 1,047 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
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,223 per year for in-state students and $7,110 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 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan community colleges have a diversity score of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Henry Ford Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.