Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050-2440
Tel: (636)797-3000
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Jefferson College serves 4,882 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is more than the state average of 33%.
  • Jefferson College is the only community colleges within Jefferson County, MO.
  • The nearest community college is Vatterott College-Sunset Hills (19.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 171 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jefferson College(MO) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty171 staff25 staff
Jefferson College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,882 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,882 students1,147 students
Jefferson College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
Jefferson College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,548 students514 students
Jefferson College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,334 students633 students
Jefferson College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jefferson College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
204200
Jefferson College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
Jefferson College American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2011)
% Asian
1%
1%
Jefferson College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Jefferson College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
9%
Jefferson College Black (2007-2016)
% White
94%
67%
Jefferson College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
19%
Jefferson College Ethnicity Breakdown MO 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.0.120.51
Jefferson College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
24%
39%
Jefferson College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$31,200
Jefferson College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $5,734. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,656 is less than the state average of $7,115. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,504$5,734
Jefferson College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,656$7,115
Jefferson College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%94%
Jefferson College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$12,874
Jefferson College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
Jefferson College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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).

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,734 per year for in-state students and $7,115 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,154 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri 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 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.