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 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College is one of 5 community colleges within Jefferson County, KY.
  • The nearest community college to Jefferson Community and Technical College is Galen College of Nursing-Louisville (3.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Jefferson Community and Technical College places 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty428 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Jefferson Community and Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Jefferson Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,550 students3,252 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:127:1
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# Full-Time Students4,663 students1,360 students
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# Part-Time Students8,887 students1,892 students
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
3%
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% Black
16%
8%
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% White
73%
84%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.440.29
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College Completion Rate
13%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,400$29,400
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,536$12,836
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%97%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$14,296
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,500
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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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