About Jefferson State Community College

Founded in 1963, Jefferson State Community College. is a college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,938 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Jefferson State Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 144 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Jefferson State Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
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Admissions at JSCC are considered , with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Jefferson State Community College.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    15 Students rated on-campus housing 1.3 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    9 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    19 Students rated campus food 2.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    22 Students rated campus facilities 3.4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    23 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    21 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    23 Students rated local services 2.8 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    23 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

Jefferson State Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Jefferson State Community College?

27 Students rated Jefferson State Community College

Camoren - 02/28/2023

My opinion on Jefferson State Community College is that it is a good environment and a great campus for students to learn; and I went to the bookstore on campus a couple of times and they are very organized with the gear, books, pencils, binders, food, and snacks. They also have good professors and good directions to get to classes, they also do extracurricular activities like recently they had a dance at the Jefferson State Campus in Hoover Shelby County. I would really recommend students after their senior year to go Jeff State because it is less expensive and they also have different tutoring stations like online or in person. Also the campus itself have security around the entire campus so you’ll be safe from any harm; also with tutoring it’s honestly better at a 2-year college than a university because the classrooms are a lot bigger and a lot more students and might not get a lot of help you are struggling in classes. Jeff State you can have all the help you need because it’s not a lot of students and you can get help much faster. With the classes at Jeff State they are good classes they teach many things; if you do online classes you can get the help from the professors online by email or text instead of having to drive on campus to ask for help. So my overall view on the campus is 5/5 stars because it is a great facility and low-level type of campus nothing too much, and you still get the great education that’s necessary.

Laisha - 03/18/2021

Jeff state is a warm welcoming environment for people of all ages. It does not discriminate and is truly there to help their students succeed. We have a diverse population that truly just inspires and encourages anyone that anything is possible, regardless of your age. The teachers and staff are always available and so helpful, inside and outside of class. I am confident that I made the right decision to continue my education through them!

Iris - 03/17/2021

I haven’t been to campus myself due to COVID, but I do admire how Jefferson State cares more about everyone’s health by shifting to online classes. It can be a bit hard to grasp learning material, but the teachers are always willing to help! Overall, self motivation is needed especially right now.

joci - 05/28/2020

JSCC is the best! The admin, the professors, the students are all so nice. Getting involved in campus activities makes you life long friends!

Jefferson State Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Jefferson State Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Jefferson State Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior I would tell myself to reall relax about college. Teachers have toled me all my life that college is almost impossiable to get into. This had caused me to worrrie that I mite not beable to attend because of my parents income being very low. I would tell myself that it will all turn out fine. There is all ways a way to attend college if a person really wants to. Also I would tell myself yes, college is very challanging, but don't worrie you will have more time to complete my assigments and will be pushed to become a great student. Finally I would tell myself that I will enjoy the experiance of meeting new friends at college. Since I came from a high school of about 500 students I knew everyone, but now at college I have pleanty of people to meet and learn from.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Jefferson State is that it isn't a four year college. If it was a four year school I could afford to attend it because it is very close to my home. Since it is not I will need to transfer to another college and most likly have to move closer so I can afford to pay for my education.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that wants to get a good strong degree in something that they enjoy doing. That also doesn't want to pay an arm and a leg for the education they recieve.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is not interested in bettering themselves of their future!

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    They actually offered my program.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that life in school does not get easier. Instead, it only gets tougher. College takes a lot of hard work and responsibility, especially when you work a full time job. I wish I would have known that you sacrifice a lot of your time and you must aquire a lot of self discipline. Most of all, I wish I would have known the satisfaction, confidence, and self worth that I have gained from attending college. I have come to realize that college is a nessessity in creating a better future for myself.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The way that everything is just the way that you pictured college being when you were in high school. From the way the classes are harder to the teachers that dont give one on one attention and even the fun things about the other students.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are a vast variety from recent high school graduates starting the next chapter in their lives to full time parents going back to school to create a better life for their families.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Jefferson State is knowed for its high standereds when it comes to education. All my life I have heard of the teachers at Jefferson State have been the toughest aswell as the best teachers anyone ever had. Now that I have experanced this for myself I too will state that Jefferson State has the best teachers of any college.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    I think that the best thing about my school is that people come from all over the surrounding counties. They attend their classes and go back to their lives. There isn't too much of a college life vibe. It's very much like a business.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are a couple of frustrating things at the community college I attend. One would be the fact that most things are done in an unorganized fashion and the lack of directions given at the school. Another would be that WiFi is not enabled in the buildings, and its very difficult to do research on your home laptop.

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  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Supporting of the working adult or parent returning to college.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

74% of students attending Jefferson State Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 21% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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