Currently known as Jackson College or JC, Jackson Community College began as a junior college in the late 1920's. Its establishment as a community college occurred in the 1960's, influenced by the increasing need to accommodate higher enrollment rates and provide more programs. The JC main campus now occupies at least 500 acres in the city of Jackson. Off-campus sites are located in the cities of Adrian (JC @ LISD TECH) and Hillsdale (Clyde E. LeTarte Center), in addition to the Jackson Flight Center and the North Campus - both in Jackson, MI as well.
JC offered an additional two bachelor degree programs in mid-2013, prompting the name change from “Community College” to just “College”. Academic degrees and certifications may be obtained via courses under the following fields (as listed on their website):
- Health Sciences
- Human Services
- Arts & Communications
- Natural Resources & Agriscience
- Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
- Engineering/Manufacturing & Technology
Of around 7,000 members of the student population, some are pursuing either continuing education, skills training, personal enrichment, and other similar programs. Online learners have a diverse catalog of courses to choose from too; such as, classes in Accounting, Business Writing, Teaching and Education, Database Management, Computer Programming, among others. Youth-oriented activities during the summer are also available via the Kids College Program which has its own set of scholarship grants.
The Jets are at the heart of sports and athletics in JC. They train and compete in various men's and women's events for basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, cross country, and soccer.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,000-$3,600
- Out-of-State: $6,000-$7,200
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $130-$150 per unit
- Out-of-State: $250-$300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$5,624|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$4,723|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Jackson College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Michigan, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Jackson College||Jackson County||Michigan|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2009)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Jackson College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Jackson College.