Jones County Junior College

900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437-0000
Tel: (601)477-4000
  • 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 4,455 students (83% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is same as the state community college average of 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
  • Jones County Junior College is the only community colleges within Jones County, MS.
  • The nearest community college is Antonelli College-Hattiesburg (18.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 199 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Jones County Junior College(MS) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty199 staff138 staff
Jones County Junior College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,455 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,455 students2,966 students
Jones County Junior College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:122:1
Jones County Junior College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,698 students2,344 students
Jones County Junior College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students757 students622 students
Jones County Junior College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jones County Junior College Enrollment Breakdown MS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Jones County Junior College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
Jones County Junior College Hispanic (2009-2013)
% Black
Jones County Junior College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Jones County Junior College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Jones County Junior College More (2014-2016)
Jones County Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown MS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.420.53
Jones County Junior College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Jones County Junior College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$30,000
Jones County Junior College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,722 is less than the state average of $3,781. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,722 is less than the state average of $5,574. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,722$3,781
Jones County Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,722$5,574
Jones County Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%91%
Jones County Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,584$7,500
Jones County Junior College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,251$4,500
Jones County Junior College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,781 per year for in-state students and $5,574 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,980 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Meridian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.