Jackson Community College: Narrative Description

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2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201-8399
Tel: (517)787-0800; 888-522-7344; Admissions: (517)796-8628; Web Site: http://www.jackson.cc.mi.us/

Description: County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 580-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $8.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4173 per student. Total enrollment: 5,899. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 2,062 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 3,837 students, 66% women, 34% men. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.02% international, 44% 25 or older, 34% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2070 full-time, $69 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2655 full-time, $88.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3270 full-time, $109 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $4.50 per credit part-time, $15 per term part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Major annual event: Fall Semester Welcome Picnic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Atkinson Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 66,000 books, 34,000 microform titles, 300 serials, 4,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 338 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The college is located seven miles south of Jackson, an important industrial city that manufactures mainly automobile and airplane parts and supplies. Major highways provide access to Chicago and Detroit. The county has numerous lakes, golf courses and parks. Cultural activities include a symphony orchestra, music, and dance and theater groups. Also located in the area are the Illuminated Cascades, the Ella Sharp Museum and the Michigan Space and Science Center.

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