• 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 4,203 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,804
  • Out-state tuition: $14,868
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Jackson State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 300 teachers has grown by 132% over five years.
Jackson State Community College
(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
300 staff
81 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jackson State Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Jackson State Community College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,203 students
2,098 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,952 students
638 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,251 students
1,460 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
275 students
406 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,952 students
638 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,251 students
1,612 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
12 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
195 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
14%
15%
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% White
78%
73%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.37
0.44
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
20%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.37%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,400
$29,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,804 is less than the state average of $5,142. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,868 is less than the state average of $15,666. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,804
$5,142
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$14,868
$15,666
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
96%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,730
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,250
Acceptance Rate
56%
95%
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SAT Reading
n/a
415
SAT Math
n/a
455
SAT Writing
n/a
469
ACT Composite
19
19
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ACT English
18
19
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ACT Math
17
18
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Jackson State Community College cost?

Jackson State Community College's tuition is approximately $3,804 for In-State students and $14,868 for Out-State students.

What schools are Jackson State Community College often compared to?

Jackson State Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Hussian College-Daymar College Clarksville by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Jackson State Community College?

The acceptance rate of Jackson State Community College is 56%, which is lower than the state average of 95%.

What is Jackson State Community College's ranking?

Jackson State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Tennessee for: Least expensive tuition and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,804
  • Out-state tuition: $14,868
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,142 per year for in-state students and $15,666 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is William R Moore College of Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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