Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College

Jefferson State Community College is a 2-year public co-educational university situated in Birmingham, Alabama. Jefferson State hosts workforce training and has a Career Center on campus. The college has around 8,000 students. The campus locations include:

  • Jefferson Campus, eastern Jefferson County
  • Shelby Campus, northern Shelby County
  • St. Clair Center, Moody
  • Pell City Center

Jeff State offers certificate programs, career programs and university transfer programs through the Internet, or during the weekends and evenings. The university is popular for its Biological Science and Health programs.

Men's scholarship baseball, men's and women's intramural basketball, intramural soccer, intramural volleyball and women's scholarship softball can be found at Jefferson State.

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Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Rd
Birmingham , AL 35215-3098
General Phone: (205) 853-1200

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine246EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts162liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Business and Management77business, accounting technology, banking
Office and Administration69administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology62veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering53computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement47criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Funeral and Mortuary Science42funeral and mortuary
Engineering Technician39engineering technology, manufacturing tech, construction engineering tech
Family and Social Work38child care management
Therapy and Counseling18physical therapist assistant
Hospitality16hospitality management
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural management
Construction Trades8home furnishings
Media7radio and TV tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year15314
Associate's degree69324
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years485

Jefferson State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jefferson State Community College had a total enrollment of 7,944 students (5,602 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 19%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 23%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Jefferson State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 39 %

Jefferson State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,190
Books and supplies $ 1,404

Financial Aid:
Jefferson State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 102200)

Jefferson State Community College Faculty

Jefferson State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1130

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year7$66,4619$61,858
All faculty totalcalendar year7$66,4619$61,858

*: 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
No academic rankacademic year40$54,37496$51,676
All faculty totalacademic year40$54,37496$51,676

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

Jefferson State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01717

Jefferson State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Jefferson State Community College Apart:

% of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
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Top 8%Jefferson State Community College % of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
Number of students
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Top 10%Jefferson State Community College Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 12%Jefferson State Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 15%Jefferson State Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in hospitality
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Jefferson State Community College % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Jefferson State Community College % of degrees in office and administration
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Jefferson State Community College Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 19%Jefferson State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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 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, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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