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Jefferson College Of Health Sciences

Jefferson College Of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is an independent, coeducational college located in Roanoke, Virginia. Dr. Hugh Trout founded this school as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in 1914. It merged with the Lewis-Gale School of Nursing in 1965, and formed the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley School of Nursing. This led to the creation of the Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley College of Health Sciences in 1982. In October of 2003, the college was given its current name.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences awards Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees in the fields of humanities, social sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, healthcare management, biomedical sciences, and emergency services. Several professional and continuing education programs, along with distance learning opportunities, are also available.

Students of JCHS organize various annual activities, like a flag football tournament, talent shows, COW Day, and JCHS Juice and Java. In addition, the college supports student organizations like the Student Senate, the Student Nurses Association, the Fishing Club, the Jefferson Activities Group, and Hands of Healing.

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Contacting Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences
920 S Jefferson St
Roanoke , VA 24016
General Phone: (888) 985-8483
http://www.jchs.edu

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine141EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing science, various nursing
Medical Support and Technology46radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, physician assistant, clinical and medical lab science
Therapy and Counseling31medical psychology, physical therapist assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18exercise science, occupational therapist assistant, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Medical Administration16health care administration
Science16biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences
Medicine0medical preparatory

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree7211
Associate's degree1836
Master's degree133
Award of less than 1 academic year01

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jefferson College of Health Sciences had a total enrollment of 971 students (896 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 23%
Women 77%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 13%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 14%
20-21 17%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 9%
40-49 13%
50-64 5%

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

ResidencePercent
Virginia96%
Maryland1%
Massachusetts1%
North Carolina1%
Pennsylvania1%

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 100 %

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Room and Board (2007)

Jefferson College of Health Sciences offers campus housing for 120 of its 896 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total60929548%7024%
Men1086358%1625%
Women50123246%5423%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math430510
SAT Writing428500
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
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 SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,275
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,275
Room and board $ 7,010
Room charge $ 4,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,310
Books and supplies $ 1,150
Other expenses $ 4,318

Financial Aid:
Jefferson College of Health Sciences participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 662200)

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2246

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year7$76,0578$79,469
Assistant professorcalendar year2*7$69,056
Instructorcalendar year1*6$56,105
All faculty totalcalendar year10$74,05222$70,345

*: 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 year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year3$47,3115$43,484
Assistant professoracademic year7$35,78819$41,104
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year12$41,07024$41,600

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

Jefferson College of Health Sciences Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Medicine
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Health/Medical Psychology
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Jefferson College of Health Sciences Apart:

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Female % of student body
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in medical administration
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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing

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