Jefferson Community and Technical College

Tel: (502)213-4000
  • As the state's largest two-year, comprehensive community and technical college, Jefferson offers a wide-range of programs and services to meet your needs wherever you are in life. Jefferson is committed to serving students through outstanding faculty, small classes, flexible schedules and e Learning programs, and a challenging learning environment. We also offer numerous opportunities to students, faculty, staff and the community for professional and cultural enrichment.
School Highlights
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College serves 13,550 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College is one of 7 community colleges within Jefferson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Galen College of Nursing-Louisville (3.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 428 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Jefferson Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty428 staff89 staff
Jefferson Community and Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 13,550 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment13,550 students2,416 students
Jefferson Community and Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:126:1
Jefferson Community and Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,663 students574 students
Jefferson Community and Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,887 students1,842 students
Jefferson Community and Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jefferson Community and Technical College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
1%
Jefferson Community and Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
Jefferson Community and Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
16%
8%
Jefferson Community and Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
73%
85%
Jefferson Community and Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Jefferson Community and Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
1%
Jefferson Community and Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown KY 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.0.440.27
Jefferson Community and Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
13%
29%
Jefferson Community and Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$30,100
Jefferson Community and Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,704 is less than the state average of $4,996. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,536 is less than the state average of $12,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,704$4,996
Jefferson Community and Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,536$12,836
Jefferson Community and Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%97%
Jefferson Community and Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$17,357
Jefferson Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,626
Jefferson Community and Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Jefferson Community College, founded in 1968 in downtown Louisville with expansion to locations in southwest Jefferson County, Carroll County, and Shelby County, is the largest public, comprehensive community college under the governance of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). As a member of the KCTCS Jefferson District, which includes Jefferson Community College and Jefferson Technical College, the College is committed to providing access to educational services and lifelong learning opportunities and to promoting economic growth and development. The College also offers access to distance learning programs through Kentucky Virtual University (KYVU) and other providers. Through these programs and courses, Jefferson Community College awards associate degrees, certificates and continuing education units consistent with the comprehensive nature of the institution. In addition, student and academic support services are designed to help students accomplish academic and career goals. The college offers associate degrees, pre-baccalaureate education, diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning.

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