Jackson State Community College: Narrative Description

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2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301-3797
Tel: (731)424-3520; 800-355-5722; Admissions: (731)425-2644; Fax: (731)425-2647; Web Site: http://www.jscc.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 104-acre small town campus. Endowment: $515,641. Educational spending 2002-03: $3440 per student. Total enrollment: 4,004. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,252 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,201 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 1,803 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 0.4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 57% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/22. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $1824 full-time, $78 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5464 full-time, $236 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $253 full-time, $23 per semester hour part-time, $127 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Organization, Spanish Club, Biology Club, Art Club, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Welcome Back Cookout, Health Fair, Career and College Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Jackson State Community College Library with 63,583 books, 118,535 microform titles, 250 serials, 1,829 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $590,564. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Jackson, at one time a small cotton port, is now a trading and shipping center. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Because of direct access to major thoroughfares, Jackson is one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee and is the trade center for a large populated area. Its facilities include hospitals, clinics, many churches, an art association, and symphony orchestra. The city is known as the home and burial place of John Luther "Casey" Jones, who became a part of American folklore and a legend of early railroading. The Casey Jones Railroad Museum may be seen here.

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