Jefferson Community and Technical College

  • 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 11,699 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.

Top Rankings

Jefferson Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Kentucky for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 428 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jefferson Community and Technical College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty428 staff111 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jefferson Community and Technical College has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Jefferson Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,699 students2,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:125:1
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# Full-Time Students3,399 students1,066 students
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# Part-Time Students8,300 students1,855 students
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% Asian
3%
1%
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% Hispanic
8%
4%
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% Black
20%
9%
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% White
58%
77%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.610.39
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College Completion Rate
14%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,704 is less than the state average of $4,128. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,536 is more than the state average of $12,429. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,704$4,128
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,536$12,429
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$11,458
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,030$6,030
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Jefferson Community and Technical College is Galen College of Nursing-Louisville (3.7 miles away).
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