Jefferson State Community College: Narrative Description

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2601 Carson Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35215-3098
Tel: (205)853-1200; Admissions: (205)853-1200; Fax: (205)856-8547; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 234-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2713 per student. Total enrollment: 7,183. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. full-time: 2,813 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 4,370 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 51 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 20% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 39% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended; ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2040 full-time, $68 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4080 full-time, $136 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time, $16 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Campus Ministries, Jefferson State Ambassadors, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Major annual events: Black History Month Program, Spring Fling, Jeff Fest. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. James B. Allen Library plus 1 other with 77,015 books, 7,569 microform titles, 242 serials, 3,349 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $549,714.

Community Environment: See University of Alabama Birmingham.

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