Jefferson College

Jefferson College

Jefferson College, also known as JeffCo, is a two-year, community college in Hillsboro, Missouri that was established in 1963. The establishment was initiated by the voting of the citizens of the Junior College District of Jefferson County. The 418 acre campus has rolling green hills with oaks and elms. Career-Technical certificates are provided to students in various fields. The college offers programs at the associate's degree level in art, humanities, science, journalism, and teaching.

Jefferson College, which is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, participates at the intercollegiate level and sponsors baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and basketball teams. Students have the option to choose from over ten academic, honor, performance, and professional clubs and organizations. Some of the student organizations are the Cultural Club, Jefferson College Young Democrats, Sierra Club Student Coalition, and the Student Senate. Students who require financial aid have a range of options to choose from. Loans, work study facilities, institutional, community, foundation, and transfer scholarships are available at JeffCo.

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Jefferson College
1000 Viking Dr
Hillsboro , MO 63050-2440
General Phone: (636) 797-3000

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Jefferson College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts340liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine168EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, health aide
Security and Law Enforcement94criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Business and Management34business, accounting technology
Mechanics and Repair31HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Medical Support and Technology29veterinary assistant
Engineering Technician28civil engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, CAD and design
Office and Administration20administrative assistant
Production Trades16machinist, welding, precision production
Computer Science and Engineering7web design, computer networking
Family and Social Work6child care management
Cooking and Culinary Arts3chef training
Education and Teaching2teacher education

Number of programs and degrees for Jefferson College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree57526
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11315
Award of less than 1 academic year934

Jefferson College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jefferson College had a total enrollment of 4,865 students (3,448 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 81%
(Foreign Students) 19%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 27%
20-21 24%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Jefferson College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 60 %

Jefferson College Room and Board (2007)

Jefferson College offers campus housing for 210 of its 3,448 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Jefferson College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,072
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,080
Room and board $ 5,794
Room charge $ 3,960
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,685

Financial Aid:
Jefferson College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 246800)

Jefferson College Faculty

Jefferson College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1620
Non-tenured and not on tenure track26

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 year0*3$67,774
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*7$68,731

*: 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 year16$71,36912$66,691
Associate professoracademic year9$58,4039$57,711
Assistant professoracademic year10$50,66510$50,107
Instructoracademic year10$48,3895$42,277
No academic rankacademic year2*6$46,348
All faculty totalacademic year47$58,93742$55,006

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

Jefferson College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports152237

Jefferson College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Support And Technology
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Aide
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Precision Production, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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What Sets Jefferson College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Jefferson College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Jefferson College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Jefferson College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Jefferson College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Jefferson College Number of students
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Jefferson College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Jefferson College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 20%Jefferson College Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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