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Jefferson State Community College Overview

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Jefferson State Community College is a public institution. The location of Jeff State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Jefferson State Community College Known For?

1,342 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Jeff State.
  • In 2017-2018, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Jefferson State Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Jeff State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#354 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#524 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Jeff State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Funeral & Mortuary Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Hospitality Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#121 Best Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Jefferson State Community College?

Location of Jefferson State Community College

Contact details for Jeff State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2601 Carson Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215-3098
Phone: 205-853-1200
Website: www.jeffersonstate.edu/

How Do I Get Into Jeff State?

You can apply to Jeff State online at: www.jeffersonstate.edu/admissions/application-types-2/

Jefferson State Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Jefferson State Community College?

26% Take Out Loans
13.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Jeff State, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $3,952 a year. That adds up to $15,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Jeff State is 13.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Jefferson State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,488 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,711 undergraduate students at Jeff State, with 2,488 being full-time and 6,223 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Jeff State

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,488 full-time undergraduates at Jeff State, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Jeff State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Jefferson State Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Jeff State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 512
Hispanic or Latino 182
White 1,456
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 235

Over 25 countries are represented at Jeff State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Vietnam, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Jefferson State Community College

1,447 Took All Classes Online
3,496 Took At Least One Class Online
4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,496 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Jeff State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 14th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Jeff State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Jefferson State Community College was 4.1%. This is the #1,736 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Jeff State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Jeff State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 14%
Liberal Arts General Studies 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Jeff State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Jeff State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Funeral & Mortuary Science #5
Personal & Culinary Services #11
Human Development & Family Studies #100
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #122
Computer Information Systems #134
Computer & Information Sciences #305
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #400
Liberal Arts General Studies #400

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Jefferson State Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 380 0 380
Nursing 0 198 0 198
General Engineering Technology 39 32 31 102
Funeral & Mortuary Science 45 24 27 96
Business Administration & Management 26 27 26 79
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 31 33 64
Construction Engineering Technology 22 18 21 61
Allied Health Professions 0 41 19 60
Human Development & Family Studies 29 14 15 58
Hospitality Management 21 15 20 56
Computer Information Systems 21 15 16 52
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 30 14 0 44
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 43 0 43
Accounting 7 10 7 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9 7 8 24
Fire Protection 0 1 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 249 870 223 1,342

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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