Jefferson Davis Community College

Tel: (251)867-4832
  • Jefferson Davis Community College , one of the public two-year colleges of the Alabama College System, provides accessible quality educational opportunities, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life for the college service area.
School Highlights
  • Jefferson Davis Community College serves 1,086 students (53% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Jefferson Davis Community College is the only community colleges within Escambia County, AL.
  • The nearest community college is Alabama Southern Community College (30.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Jefferson Davis Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty47 staff73 staff
Jefferson Davis Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,086 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,086 students1,756 students
Jefferson Davis Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:128:1
Jefferson Davis Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students577 students1,004 students
Jefferson Davis Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students509 students752 students
Jefferson Davis Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jefferson Davis Community College Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
128128
Jefferson Davis Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Jefferson Davis Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
1%
Jefferson Davis Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
2%
Jefferson Davis Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
24%
24%
Jefferson Davis Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
60%
61%
Jefferson Davis Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Jefferson Davis Community College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
11%
10%
Jefferson Davis Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AL 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.0.570.56
Jefferson Davis Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
18%
17%
Jefferson Davis Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$29,700
Jefferson Davis Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,968 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,358 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,968$5,427
Jefferson Davis Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,358$8,152
Jefferson Davis Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
Jefferson Davis Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$11,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,002
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Jefferson Davis Community College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Brewton and Atmore offering students a unique educational experience. Class sizes are small, allowing faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. The College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.The Brewton campus, located at 220 Alco Drive, is naturally beautiful with acres of hardwoods and longleaf pines and a picturesque setting reminiscent of colonial Williamsburg. The campus provides students with traditional classrooms and laboratories, student housing, a gymnasium and playing fields, a performing arts center, and miles of walking trails. On-campus housing affords students the opportunity to experience independent living with all the benefits and security of small-town life.Jefferson Davis Community College offers a variety of instructional programs including academic transfer, technical and vocational programs, developmental education, adult education and GED classes, continuing education for personal enrichment, and training for business and industry.Extracurricular activities include athletic events, plays, musical productions, the Blueberry Festival, guest speakers, and other special programs throughout the year. Several student organizations are available such as the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the Student Government Association, and various religious associations. Students at JDCC have the added benefit of an extremely active Honors Program, awarding up to 30 scholarships per year.Jefferson Davis Community College offers a comprehensive financial aid package for students who attend. Financial aid comes in the form of federal as well as institutional funds.

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Did You Know?
For Alabama public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,427 per year for in-state students and $8,152 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,713 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alabama community colleges have a 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. of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Alabama is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.