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900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
p. 601-477-4000
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Jones County Junior College

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Jones County Junior College is the largest single-campus, two-year institution in the state of Mississippi. The campus can be found on 360 acres of land in the southeastern city of Ellisville.


The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Jones allowing this institution to award Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Vocational Certificates. Out of the degrees offered the Associate in Arts degree is the most popular one chosen by students. There are also several academic programs accredited by the following: the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Joint Review Committee on Education for the EMT-Paramedic (CAHEA), the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC-ERT), and the American Society of Health System Pharmacist.

Jones offers several academic divisions for students including Business, Health, Fine Arts, Physical Education & Recreation, Mathematics, Humanities, Science and Social Science, and Associate Degrees in Nursing. This institution also offers various divisions in the Career and Technical Education area including Business Services, Agricultural and Technology Services, Health & Human Services, and Industrial Services. Out of the programs offered the top majors of study chosen by students include: General Studies, Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Pre-Elementary Education, Pre-Business Administration, Nursing BSN, Pre-LPN, Pre-Engineering, Welding Certificate, Pre-Radiologic Technology, and Pre-Criminal Justice.

Honors Program:

The Charles Pickering Honors Institute is available for students demonstrating high academic achievement. There are many benefits offered to students enrolled in this program. Some of the benefits include small class sizes, early course registration each semester, travel tours (domestic or international) largely funded by the institution, eligibility for Honors Institute Scholarships, and scholarship opportunities upon transfer to a university. All students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and students who drop below this GPA will have only be given one semester to bring their grades up. All students in the honors program are required to attend the Honors Leadership Seminar every semester.

Online Courses:

Jones also provides an eLEARNING program for students allowing them to take distance-learning courses. The Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC) provides online courses statewide and Jones is a member of this program. Jones’ staff teaches most of the online classes offered and there are currently 113 online classes students can enroll in through the JCJC eLEARNING Program. All online courses charge a small additional fee for every online class a student enrolls in.

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All students interested in applying to Jones have the option of applying online, printing the admissions application from their personal computer, or by obtaining an Admissions packet on campus. If the student wishes to mail the admissions application it must be sent to the Jones County Junior College Admissions Office. All incoming freshman must send their ACT or SAT scores, official high school transcripts, and register for orientation, which is known as “Jones Upclose.” Students who have not taken the ACT have the option of taking the test at Jones. This test is offered several times a month and to find out more information students should contact the JCJC Student Success Center.

Transfer students must submit their official transcripts from all colleges previously attended to the admissions office. If the student was suspended from their previous institution they must meet with the Jones Junior College Admissions Committee. Non-traditional students must send their ACT or SAT scores and official high school or college transcripts from all previously attended institutions to the admissions office. These students are also required to attend the orientation, Jones Upclose.

Early Admission:

Students interested in participating in the dual enrollment program must meet the following eligibility requirements: 14 Core Units, minimum GPA of 3.0, high school counselor recommendation, must have taken the ACT, and must submit high school transcripts through 11th grade to Jones. If the student meets all of these requirements then they can submit an admissions application.

Financial Aid

The federal financial aid available includes the Pell Grant (FAFSA), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the Student Loans, and the Work-Study. The state financial aid available includes the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) and the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG).


There are also various scholarships offered by JCJC, which include the Foundation Scholarship, the Academic Scholarship, the Service Scholarship, and the Pageant Scholarship. Students are only allowed to receive one type of academic scholarship. The different academic scholarships offered include the Presidential Scholarship, the Honors Institute Scholarships, the Academic Excellence Scholarship, and the Career and Technical Scholarship. Students are awarded the Service Scholarships based on the fine arts, cheerleading, athletics, publications, and other service organizations. These scholarships cannot be used for out-of-state fees. The Pageant Scholarship is awarded to the winner of the statewide Junior Miss or Miss Hospitality Pageants. This scholarship can be combined with other scholarships including both Academic and Service Scholarships

Student Financial Aid Details

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Most of the students attending Jones are from the same district as the institution and the top five counties students come from include Jones, Covington, Smith, Forrest, and Perry. The student population consists mostly of Caucasians with a smaller percentage of African-American students. The majority of students take a full course load rather than part-time and enroll in the academic programs opposed to the technical or career programs offered.


On-campus housing is available for full-time students at Jones. Students who wish to live on campus must submit a Housing Application, complete the housing contract, and mail a processing fee to the Housing Office. All rooms have Internet access through the college network and cable television, but phone services are not provided. A meal plan is included in the expense of housing and there are three meals a day provided on the weekdays and two meals a day on the weekends.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletic teams at Jones are known as the Bobcats. The athletic program allows students to compete in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, and tennis. The athletic program is a member of the NJCAA, the local JCJC Board of Trustees, and the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. There is also an intramural athletic program available for students. Intramurals allow students are able to compete in basketball, soccer, flag football, tennis, softball, volleyball, and various other activities. JCJC TV allows students and fans to watch or listen to the Bobcat athletic teams and old games can be viewed on their website.


  • JCJC.tv. 2009. JCJC. 3 June 2011 <http://www.jcjc.tv/>.
  • Jones County Junior College. JCJC. 2 June 2011 <http://www.jcjc.edu/>.
  • Jones County Junior College Bobcat Athletics. JCJC. 2 June 2011 <http://www.jcjc.edu/athletics/>.

Information Summary

Ranks 23rd in Mississippi and 2119th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 16 0.33
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 6 0.13

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Ellisville, MS 39437
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population12,204 (3,791 urban / 8,413 rural)
Households4,223 (2.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,113
Families3,139 (3.05 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2804

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3136th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,490 $2,490 $4,490
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $232 $232 $232
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $120 $120 $195
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $11,610 $11,610 $13,610
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,142 $13,142 $15,142
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,072 $9,072 $11,072

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,380 $2,480 $2,380 $2,480 $4,380 $4,480
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $3,474 $3,534
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,088(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,070(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,150(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,150(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity898
Meals per Week19
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3915th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $45,547 ($44,213 male / $44,795 female)
Number of FT Faculty 155 (60 male / 95 female)
Number of PT Faculty 200
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $3,199,693

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