Jones County Junior College, located in Ellisville, Mississippi, was founded in 1911 and currently serves the counties of Covington, Clarke, Greene, Jasper, Perry, Smith, Jones, and Wayne. The school was formerly known as Jones COunty Agricultural High School, but increased enrollment, the addition of post secondary programs, and eventually a change in mission resulted in the transformation of the school into an accredited institution of higher learning. The school is dedicated to providing quality education to its predominantly rural service area as part of the state's mission to provide coverage and educational opportunities throughout the state.
As a comprehensive college, JCJC offers a variety of programs aimed at personal development, career growth and academic transfer. Individuals enrolled in a career program will be given the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce upon completion. Such programs take between one and two years to complete, and if necessary also provide practical courses in order to ensure skills are properly taught in a controlled environment. Students will be given a certificate or degree upon completion which is useful for demonstrating competency to future employers.
Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education at JCJC prior to applying for transfer to a four year institution in order to complete the final two and earn a bachelor's degree. Individuals applying for transfer to public Mississippi schools will find transfer agreements in place with certain schools to ease the process. Individuals applying to out of state and private institutions should meet with a counselor to ensure their curriculum meets transfer requirements.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual wishing to enroll at Jones County Junior College may do so by completing an application, paying all associated fees and submitting the necessary information, specifically transcripts and test scores if available. Students may also be asked to take a placement exam prior to registration and meet with a counselor to discuss curriculum and goals prior to the start of the semester. Students are also encouraged to take part in new student orientation in order to familiarize themselves with the campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the college in order to determine aid program eligibility and the extent of one's needs when constructing an aid packet. Financial aid must be applied for prior to each academic year. Additionally, students may be selected at random and asked to provide additional tax and financial information in order to ensure that validity of their FAFSA as part of the new regulations governing the disbursement of federal funds.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,500-$3,000
- Out-of-State: $4,500-$5,388
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $120-$140 per unit
- Out-of-State: $320-$380 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||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||83%||$4,216|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$4,302|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Jones County Junior College may provide services to students like:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Mississippi.
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Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1986)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Mississippi
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1993)
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 Jones County Junior 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Jones County Junior College.
- Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS (56 miles away)
- East Central Community College in Decatur, MS (58 miles away)
- Meridian Community College in Meridian, MS (60 miles away)
- Northshore Technical Community College - Sullivan in Bogalusa, LA (69 miles away)
- Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, MS (76 miles away)