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Jackson Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Jackson Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Jackson, Tennessee

There are at least 7 colleges in Jackson, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,864 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 9,642 full-time students, and a reported 2,963 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Jackson State Community College and Union University.

We also provide an extensive list of Tennessee Colleges.

Colleges in Jackson with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Jackson State Community College
2046 North Pky
Jackson, TN 38301-3797

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, radiation therapist, MIS, EMT paramedic, physical therapist assistant, industrial tech, respiratory care tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,380 students, 3,111 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Lambuth University
705 Lambuth Boulevard
Jackson, TN 38301

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: health and fitness, psychology, accounting, biology, public relations and advertising, sociology, history, sports and fitness management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 751 students, 734 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 611 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-570. Math: 460-570.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lane College
545 Lane Ave
Jackson, TN 38301-4598

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: business management, criminal justice and safety, sociology, biology, interdisciplinary studies, media studies, physical education teaching, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,766 students, 1,886 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,250 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Union University
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, TN 38305-3697

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education, business management, registered nursing, interdisciplinary studies, educational administration, various nursing, social work, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,235 students, 3,101 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,102 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-650. Math: 510-640.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

West Tennessee Business College
1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301

  • Programs: medical assistant, medical secretary, make-up artist, administrative assistant, cosmetology, manicurist, medical coding, general office occupations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 297 students, 232 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Jackson Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson
2468 Technology Center Drive
Jackson, TN 38301

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, business support services, welding, machinist, systems analyst, electrician, automobile mechanics, autobody repair
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 435 students, 578 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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