Jefferson State Community College

Tel: (205)853-1200
  • Jefferson State Community College, one of Alabama’s leading two-year colleges, has provided excellence in education and workforce training for the greater Birmingham area for almost 40 years. Founded in 1965, Jefferson State offers more than 120 university transfer programs, 20 career programs with multiple options, and numerous certificate programs. Jefferson State also offers a comprehensive approach to workforce training through a variety of credit and non-credit programs.
School Highlights
  • Jefferson State Community College serves 8,516 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Jefferson State Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Jefferson County, AL.
  • The nearest community college is Virginia College-Birmingham (14.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 244 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Jefferson State Community College (AL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 244 staff 72 staff
Jefferson State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,516 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,516 students 1,650 students
Jefferson State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1 28:1
Jefferson State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,965 students 974 students
Jefferson State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 5,551 students 676 students
Jefferson State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jefferson State Community College Enrollment Breakdown AL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
Jefferson State Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
2%
Jefferson State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
21%
25%
Jefferson State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
71%
61%
Jefferson State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Jefferson State Community College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
Jefferson State Community College Non Resident (2009-2013)
Jefferson State 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. 0.45 0.56
Jefferson State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
5%
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Jefferson State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $32,400 -
Jefferson State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,320 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 $7,710 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,320 $5,427
Jefferson State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,710 $8,152
Jefferson State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 94%
Jefferson State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,917 -
Jefferson State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 -
Jefferson State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Jefferson campus is located in the northeast section of Birmingham, approximately 10 miles north of I-20/I-59, just off Highway 79 and Carson Road and one mile west of Center Point. The beautiful, wooded 200 acre campus is located in a suburban area. The college is built on one of the highest elevations in Jefferson County. Almost a million people live in the area served by the college. Jefferson State offers a comprehensive approach to customized workforce training through an ACT Center, Training for Business and Industry, GED programs, adult education, remedial education, workforce readiness training, and programs to assist dislocated workers, displaced homemakers and other special populations. Jefferson State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree. Individual academic programs are nationally accredited by 10 different professional evaluating organizations.

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Did You Know?
Jefferson County, AL 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 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Jefferson County, AL is Herzing University-Birmingham. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.