• 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 12,196 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 12,196 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,704
  • Out-state tuition: $12,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 558 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
Jefferson Community and Technical College
(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
558 staff
228 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 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Jefferson Community and Technical College diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
12,196 students
2,541 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,131 students
1,129 students
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# Part-Time Students
9,065 students
1,501 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
643 students
253 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,131 students
1,129 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
39 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
9,065 students
1,501 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
167 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
407 students
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
8%
5%
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% Black
14%
8%
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% White
68%
81%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
1%
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Diversity Score
0.51
0.33
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.6%
2.21%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.39%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,400
$29,400
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,704 is more than the state average of $3,629. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,536 is more than the state average of $12,449. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,704
$3,629
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,536
$12,449
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
97%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,241
$11,279
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,879
$5,953
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
80%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Jefferson Community and Technical College cost?

Jefferson Community and Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,704 for In-State students and $12,536 for Out-State students.

What is Jefferson Community and Technical College's ranking?

Jefferson Community and Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Kentucky for: Largest student body and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 12,196 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,704
  • Out-state tuition: $12,536
  • Student:teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,629 per year for in-state students and $12,449 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,418 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.33, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is American National University-Pikeville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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