- Jones County Junior College is an open-door, two-year institution granting Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Vocational Certificates; its purpose is to provide programs and support services consistent with the ideals of a democratic society to meet the educational needs of students and communities in the Jones County Junior College District.
Jones County Junior College serves 4,535 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 46%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 4,535 students
- In-state tuition: $2,722
- Out-state tuition: $4,722
- Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
- Minority enrollment: 35%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 371 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Jones County Junior College
(MS) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Jones County Junior College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Jones County Junior College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $2,722 is more than the state average of $2,428. The in-state tuition has declined by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,722 is more than the state average of $4,459. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- Jones County Junior College has served its students and the Southeast Mississippi area well since its early beginnings as an agricultural high school in 1911. Over the years Jones has enjoyed a great deal of success and gained national attention for its programs. This is due in large part to the high quality students who select Jones as their college. Jones continues to attract the best students, both young and old, traditional and non-traditional. With a motivated, well-trained faculty and debt-free facilities, we feel we have a winning combination for anyone seeking higher education. Jones County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Vocational Certificates.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Jones County Junior College cost?
Jones County Junior College's tuition is approximately $2,722 for In-State students and $4,722 for Out-State students.
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