Jefferson College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,360
5.66% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,366
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.2%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,196
45.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.2%
254 Graduates

About

Jefferson College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Jefferson College were .

In 2019, 833 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jefferson College. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (696 degrees), 7.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson College is $3,360, which is $-4,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson College is $3,360, which is $-4,464 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,366.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,360
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Jefferson College was $3,360. The cost of tuition at Jefferson College is $-4,464 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,366
2019 Value
2.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Jefferson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,366. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Jefferson College grew by 2.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,732
Room and Board
$912
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jefferson College was of $6,732 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $912. The cost of room and board increased by 1.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Jefferson College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2018, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.2%
2017 Default Rate
90
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Jefferson College was 13.2%, which represents 90 out of the 684 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Jefferson College has a total enrollment of 4,196 students. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson College is 1,893 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,303. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at Jefferson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jefferson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.2% White, 3.31% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Two or More Races, 2% Black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.477% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jefferson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.2%), followed by White Male (35%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jefferson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,196 students. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson College is 1,893 and the part-time enrollment is 2,303. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at Jefferson College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Jefferson College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Jefferson College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,783
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    139
  3. Two or More Races
    86

The enrolled student population at Jefferson College is 90.2% White, 3.31% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Two or More Races, 2% Black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.477% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 22 students (0.524%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 153 more women than men received degrees from Jefferson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jefferson College is white (696 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (89 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jefferson College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Jefferson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (391 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), and Protective Services (62 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,517,592 people), Registered nurses (1,420,169 people), Secondary school teachers (492,307 people), Education administrators (270,212 people), and Special education teachers (217,867 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (391 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), Protective Services (62 degrees), Health (207 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (391 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), Protective Services (62 degrees), Health (207 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,910,729 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,561,845 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,490 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (348,361 people), and Outpatient care centers (272,669 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (391 degrees awarded), Precision Production (34 degrees), Protective Services (62 degrees), Health (207 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (15 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Jefferson College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jefferson College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

340
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
493
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 340 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson College, which is 0.69 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.596 times less than the 245 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 245 degrees were awarded to women at Jefferson College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.68 times more than the 146 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Jefferson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jefferson College is Male and Two or More Races (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.18% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    696 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jefferson College is white (696 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (89 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    415 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    281 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Jefferson College is white female (415 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (281 degrees).

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Operations

Jefferson College has an endowment valued at nearly $702k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $253k (36%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Jefferson College had a total salary expenditure of $40.3M. Jefferson College employs 29 Professors, 25 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Jefferson College are Male Professors (16), Female Associate professors(15), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Service with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$702k
2019 Endowment
0.438%
growth from 2018

Jefferson College has an endowment valued at about $702k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Jefferson College grew 0.438% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.6M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Jefferson College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.9M
2019 Salaries
2.08%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Jefferson College paid a median of $16.9M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($40.3M) and a 2.08% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8% decline from 2017 and a 1.45% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.63M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2019, Jefferson College paid a total of $5.63M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jefferson College were Professor with 29 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson College were Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; Management with 32 employees; and Service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jefferson College was Male Professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Jefferson College.

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