Jefferson College

  • 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 4,432 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.

Top Placements

Jefferson College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 171 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jefferson College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty171 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jefferson College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The Jefferson College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has grown by 124% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,432 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
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# Full-Time Students1,989 students638 students
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# Part-Time Students2,443 students1,063 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
208200
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
4%
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% Black
2%
10%
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% White
86%
58%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
20%
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Diversity Score0.260.61
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College Completion Rate
26%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$31,000
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $3,825. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,656 is less than the state average of $5,579. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,504$3,825
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,656$5,579
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,813$11,083
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,675
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Source: 2019 (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).

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Jefferson College is Midwest Institute (20.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Midwest Institute
    Private for-profit
    275 students | 20.20 Mi2 Soccer Park Drive
    Fenton MO  63026
    (314) 344-4440
    20.20275
  • 467 students | 20.20 Mi1297 North Highway Drive
    Fenton MO  63026
    (636) 529-0000
    20.20467
  • 1,530 students | 22.40 Mi2645 Generations Dr
    Wildwood MO  63040
    (636) 422-2000
    22.401,530
  • 11,439 students | 22.60 Mi11333 Big Bend Blvd
    Saint Louis MO  63122
    (314) 984-7500
    22.6011,439
  • 2,629 students | 25.20 Mi1964 Prairie Dell Rd
    Union MO  63084
    (636) 584-6500
    25.202,629
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