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.

School Highlights

Jones County Junior College serves 4,536 students (69% 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 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 371 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Jones County Junior College(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty371 staff371 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 decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Jones County Junior College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,536 students3,704 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:110:1
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# Full-Time Students3,136 students2,593 students
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# Part-Time Students1,400 students1,111 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
886791
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
30%
38%
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% White
64%
53%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.500.57
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College Completion Rate
38%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$30,000
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Tuition Cost 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 9% 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 5% 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 Aid80%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,824$8,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,956$4,750
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Jones County Junior College is Pearl River Community College (56.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
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 0.71. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.