Jones County Junior College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 199 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Jones County Junior College||(MS) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||199 staff||138 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,455 students||2,966 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||22:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||3,698 students||2,344 students|
|# Part-Time Students||757 students||622 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||885||593|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,100||$29,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.
- The nearest community college to Jones County Junior College is Pearl River Community College (55.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,529 students | 55.90 Mi101 Hwy 11 N
Poplarville,  MS  39470
- 9,799 students | 56.50 Mi51 Main Street
Perkinston,  MS  39573
- 2,544 students | 58.40 Mi15738 Highway 15
Decatur,  MS  39327
- 3,390 students | 59.70 Mi910 Hwy 19 N
Meridian,  MS  39307
- 3,752 students | 69.40 Mi1710 Sullivan Dr
Bogalusa,  LA  70427
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