Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 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 39%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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)

Top Rankings

Jefferson College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

The teacher population of 329 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jefferson College
(MO) 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
Public
Total Faculty
329 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jefferson College has declined by 10% 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 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,740 students
2,348 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,711 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,029 students
1,203 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
271 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,711 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,029 students
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
204 students
200 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
92%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
n/a
22%
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Diversity Score
0.15
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
32%
34%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$30,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $4,968. 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 $6,538. The out-state tuition has declined by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,504
$4,968
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,656
$6,538
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,640
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
95%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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).

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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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)

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Did You Know?

For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,968 per year for in-state students and $6,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,658 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 88%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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