Jefferson State Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,570

1.71% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,353

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

8,840

29.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

8.76%

96 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 1,307 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jefferson State Community College. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (930 degrees), 3.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,353.

In 2017, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,570

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Jefferson State Community College was $3,570. The cost of tuition at Jefferson State Community College is $-3,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,353

2017 Value

10%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Jefferson State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,353. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Jefferson State Community College grew by 10%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,230

Room and Board

$1,692

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jefferson State Community College was of $13,230 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,692. The cost of room and board increased by 35.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 14.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

19%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Jefferson State Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.44% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.

13.9%

2016 Default Rate

189

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Jefferson State Community College was 13.9%, which represents 189 out of the 1360 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 State Community College has a total enrollment of 8,840 students. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson State Community College is 2,647 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,193. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Jefferson State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jefferson State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 4.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.8% Asian, 0.339% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0566% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jefferson State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.9%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jefferson State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,840 students. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson State Community College is 2,647 and the part-time enrollment is 6,193. This means that 29.9% of students enrolled at Jefferson State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

2017 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 State Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Jefferson State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,750

  2. Black or African American

    1,897

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    403

The enrolled student population at Jefferson State Community College is 65% White, 21.5% Black or African American, 4.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.8% Asian, 0.339% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0566% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 114 students (1.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 361 more women than men received degrees from Jefferson State Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Jefferson State Community College are white (930 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Jefferson State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (70 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (77 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (101 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson State Community College are Registered nurses (1,305,637 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (174,843 people), Medical & health services managers (140,563 people), Pharmacists (130,070 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,041 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson State Community College are Human Sciences (70 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (77 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (101 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (339 degrees), and Health (356 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 State Community College are Physicians, Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Jefferson State Community College are Human Sciences (70 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (77 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (101 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (339 degrees), and Health (356 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson State Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,451,541 people), Elementary & secondary schools (391,846 people), Outpatient care centers (207,733 people), Offices of physicians (193,575 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (174,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson State Community College are Human Sciences (70 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (77 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (101 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (339 degrees), and Health (356 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 State Community College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 473

  2. 834

In 2017, 473 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson State Community College, which is 0.567 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (834).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson State Community College in General Studies, which is 0.789 times less than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 168 degrees were awarded to women at Jefferson State Community College in Registered Nursing, which is 4.2 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

9%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 4% of students graduating from Jefferson State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 9% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 14% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (16.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jefferson State Community College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (16.2% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    930 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    268 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jefferson State Community College is white (930 degrees awarded). There were 3.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

0.0765% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    564 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    366 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Jefferson State Community College is white female (564 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (366 degrees).

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Operations

Jefferson State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.25M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-16.6k (-1.32%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Jefferson State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $51.4M. Jefferson State Community College employs 140 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Jefferson State Community College are Female No academic ranks (91), Male No academic ranks(49), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.25M

2017 Endowment

1.33%

decline from 2016

Jefferson State Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.25M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Jefferson State Community College declined 1.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.41M 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-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.42M - Federal

  2. $2.55M - State

  3. $166k - Local

As of 2017, Jefferson State Community College received $2.42M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.55M from state grants and contracts, and $166k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.3M

2017 Salaries

4.54%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Jefferson State Community College paid a median of $24.3M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($51.4M) and a 4.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.376% decline from 2015 and a 0.943% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.34M

Instructional Salaries

140

Number of Employees

In 2017, Jefferson State Community College paid a total of $8.34M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.01M (29.3%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

140 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

78 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jefferson State Community College were No academic rank with 140 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees; and Service with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jefferson State Community College was Female No academic rank with 91 employees, Male No academic rank with 49 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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