Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College, also referred to as Jackson State, is located in Jackson, Tennessee, United states. This college was established in the year 1965. Students are offered a number of academic majors and minors in various areas of study including arts and sciences, business, computer information systems, and nursing. Jackson State Community College has branch campuses in:

  • Humboldt
  • Lexington
  • Savannah

The students of Jackson State Community College are actively involved in sports such as basketball, baseball, and softball. There are many clubs and organizations in the college that students can join including the History and Philosophy Club, Kappa Beta Delta, Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association, and Art Club.

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Contacting Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College
2046 North Pky
Jackson , TN 38301-3797
General Phone: (731) 424-3520

Jackson State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts171liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine158EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology63radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech
Business and Management45business management, MIS
Therapy and Counseling19physical therapist assistant
Engineering Technician18industrial tech, manufacturing tech
Family and Social Work7child development, human development and family studies
Science and Laboratory Technician6science tech
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Education and Teaching2education
Agricultural Science and Management1agriculture
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture

Number of programs and degrees for Jackson State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree47015
Award of less than 1 academic year153
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years102

Jackson State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jackson State Community College had a total enrollment of 4,380 students (3,111 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 84%
Part-Time 16%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 18%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 26%
20-21 18%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Jackson State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 47 %

Jackson State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Jackson, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Jackson State Community College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1519
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT81%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Jackson State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,759
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,259
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Jackson State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 493700)

Jackson State Community College Faculty

Jackson State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1118
Non-tenured and not on tenure track519

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year3$64,5115$65,984
Assistant professorcalendar year3$49,4173$54,122
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$56,96411$62,710

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$60,8813$58,229
Associate professoracademic year15$48,36922$48,795
Assistant professoracademic year12$42,48321$43,124
Instructoracademic year0*8$43,235
All faculty totalacademic year34$48,86854$46,290

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Jackson State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01414

Jackson State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Jackson State Community College Highlights

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What Sets Jackson State Community College Apart:

Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Jackson State Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Jackson State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Jackson State Community College Female % of student body
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Jackson State Community College Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Jackson State Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Jackson State Community College % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Jackson State Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Jackson State Community College % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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