- Jefferson College is a student-centered comprehensive community college, committed to providing an accessible, quality college experience as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the students and the community. Superior teaching and services foster a supportive learning environment, which promotes intellectual, social, and personal growth. A strong general education curriculum, college transfer and technical programs, personal enrichment courses, and on-campus experiences prepare students to succeed in their careers, further their education, and prosper in a diverse world. Jefferson College’s ongoing assessment of students, programs and services assures that it is a responsive and progressive community college.
Jefferson College serves 3,740 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
- Enrollment: 3,740 students
- In-state tuition: $3,504
- Out-state tuition: $4,656
- Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
- Minority enrollment: 8%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 329 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
(MO) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Jefferson College has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Jefferson College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $4,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 28% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,656 is less than the state average of $6,120. The out-state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- Each year Jefferson College graduates transfer successfully to many four-year colleges and universities to complete their Bachelor's degree. By completing their general education requirements at Jefferson College, these students enter the four-year institution at Junior standing. It's a great way to save money while preparing yourself academically. Jefferson College enrolls more than 4000 students each year in college credit courses. More than 10,000 students take part in credit and Extended Learning offerings annually. Jefferson College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Jefferson College offers numerous programs in the "high tech" fields that are in high demand. These programs are designed to get you into the workforce in two years or less. Our Career & Technical Education graduates have experienced an average job placement rate of 97%, with starting salaries that rivaled or surpassed starting salaries of Bachelor degree graduates. Jefferson College sports teams compete annually at the national level. Four-year educational institutions recruit Jefferson College athletes because of their athletic and academic abilities. Women's athletic programs include volleyball and basketball. The men's athletic programs include baseball and tennis. Jefferson College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Jefferson College cost?
Jefferson College's tuition is approximately $3,504 for In-State students and $4,656 for Out-State students.
What is Jefferson College's ranking?
Jefferson College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Least expensive tuition.
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