Jackson State Community College

Tel: (731)424-3520
  • Jackson State Community College provides accessible learning opportunities and services to a diverse student population and community. The College enhances quality of life by offering associate degrees, certificates, and enrichment courses as preparation for further higher education and for career entry or advancement.
School Highlights
  • Jackson State Community College serves 4,924 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Jackson State Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Madison County, TN.
  • The nearest community college is West Tennessee Business College (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 129 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Jackson State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty129 staff29 staff
Jackson State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,924 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,924 students631 students
Jackson State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:130:1
Jackson State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,987 students369 students
Jackson State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,937 students262 students
Jackson State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jackson State Community College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Jackson State Community College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Jackson State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Jackson State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Jackson State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Jackson State Community College More (2010-2016)
Jackson State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown TN 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.0.290.42
Jackson State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Jackson State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$29,500
Jackson State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,804 is less than the state average of $4,573. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $14,868 is more than the state average of $14,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,804$4,573
Jackson State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$14,868$14,803
Jackson State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%93%
Jackson State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates-$17,000
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,297
Acceptance Rate56%74%
Jackson State Community College Percent Admitted (2007-2011)
ACT Total Avg.5457
ACT Composite1919
Jackson State Community College ACT Composite (2007-2011)
ACT English1819
Jackson State Community College ACT English (2007-2011)
ACT Math1719
Jackson State Community College ACT Math (2007-2011)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Jackson State Community College is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which was created in 1972 by the General Assembly as the governing body of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. Quality, affordable, convenient education is offered to residents of 14 West Tennessee counties including Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Madison, McNairy and Weakley. JSCC has campuses in Madison, Henderson, and Hardin counties. In addition, in fall 2001 courses were offered at community-based teaching sites in Milan, Bolivar, Brownsville, Henderson, Jackson and Savannah. You can choose from 24 concentration areas to earn the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science from the College/University Transfer program. Nearly one half of our students transfer on to four-year schools. Choose from 15 majors within Associate of Applied Science degree programs for students who want to enter the job market directly from Jackson State. In addition, three degrees are also available completely online through the Regents On-line Degree program: Associate of Applied Science in Professional Studies Concentration in Information Technology, Associate of Arts in General Studies (University Parallel), Associate of Science in General Studies (University Parallel). Technical Certificates are offered in Emergency Medical Technology Certificates and Manufacturing Technology Certificates. Career Advancement Certificates are also available in Manufacturing Technology and Electro-Mechanical Technology. Jackson State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Level 1 Associate degree. Career programs in the Health Sciences are accredited by agencies recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee 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 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.