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 4,196 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 329 teachers has grown by 82% over five years.
Jefferson College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty329 staff102 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jefferson College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Jefferson College diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,196 students1,850 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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# Full-Time Students1,893 students680 students
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# Part-Time Students2,303 students1,170 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
204 students184 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
2%
10%
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% White
91%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
19%
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Diversity Score0.170.59
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College Completion Rate
31%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$30,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,504 is less than the state average of $4,978. 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 $6,468. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,504$4,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,656$6,468
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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).
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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,978 per year for in-state students and $6,468 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,270 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Missouri is American Business and Technology University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.