• 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.

School Highlights

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)

School Overview

The teacher population of 371 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Jones County Junior College
(MS) 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
371 staff
371 staff
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Student Body

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.
Total Enrollment
4,535 students
3,392 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,071 students
2,299 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,464 students
1,093 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Jones County Junior College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
406 students
295 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,071 students
2,299 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,464 students
1,139 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
886 students
814 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
30%
37%
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% White
65%
54%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score
0.49
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
36%
38%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Jones County Junior College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,100
$30,000
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Jones County Junior College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MS by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
$2,722
$2,428
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,722
$4,459
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Jones County Junior College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$6,901
$8,448
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Jones County Junior College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,031
$4,808
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Jones County Junior College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MS by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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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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)

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For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,428 per year for in-state students and $4,459 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Hinds Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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