Jackson State Community College

  • 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 4,862 students (48% 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 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.

Top Rankings

Jackson State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 129 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jackson State Community College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty129 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jackson State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The Jackson State Community College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,862 students2,276 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,350 students503 students
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# Part-Time Students2,512 students1,773 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
16%
17%
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% White
73%
69%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.440.49
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College Completion Rate
16%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,804 is less than the state average of $6,292. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,868 is less than the state average of $15,501. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,804$6,292
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,868$15,501
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate56%95%
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ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1819
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ACT Math1718
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Jackson State Community College is Dyersburg State Community College (44.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,292 per year for in-state students and $15,501 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,714 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.