Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)

Jefferson State Community College offers 132-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 38.9% are women, and 61.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Jefferson State Community College is 9207$, that is at the level of national average. 6% of full-time Jefferson State Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Jefferson State Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Jefferson State Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,071
$30,001 - $48,000$9,092
$48,001 - $75,000$11,277
$75,001 - $110,000$12,938



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3925 of Jefferson State Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Jefferson State Community College number 22 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.

Students at Jefferson State Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Jefferson State Community College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Jefferson State Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

6% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Jefferson State Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Jefferson State Community College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Jefferson State Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Jefferson State Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Alabama.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Jefferson

The campus located by 2601 Carson Rd address in Birmingham, Alabama.


Jefferson in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Jefferson State Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Jefferson is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Jefferson State Community College offers 132 programs in total: 60 are for Associate's degree, 36 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 36 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state, with one of the highest number of 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance education programs that are provided in the Jefferson State Community College: 15 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Alabama state average data to help you compare.


Jefferson State Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5679 students with 170367 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Jefferson State Community College

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I just called it kept ringing. It sounded like someone picked up but hung up the phone. If I could rate zero stars I would.

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As with anything in life some will be bitter and some will be sweet. as you mature you learn to accept both learn and keep moving on, if it doesn,t go your way that day try another day another way.Jeff state may not be the school for you, but it was for me!!

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I wouldn’t even really give them one star, their financial aid employees look at you like you are stupid as soon as you walk in, and I’m a parent! And have a bad attitude if they have to help you or answer questions for you! My daughter has been told one way of doing something, then another tells her that’s wrong, do it another the meantime paperwork is not being done right because of their advice. They don’t help at all and this is every semester, same drama or new. So sad to have to deal w office workers like them.

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Just finished my first semester back in school and I'm extremely happy with my teachers and how much it cost. I've never done this well in school and I have to give some credit to the staff for that. That being said what is seen in some reviews here about the financial aid office and advising office there are some hiccups in the process. I did have a slight issue with transcripts being registered in but it was also a bit last minute and depending on the time of day you call it can be hard to get ahold of people. I still believe always going in person goes a long way and with me doing that I had no real issues getting set up in my classes.

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This is 1 of my main reasons I am trying to leave Jeff State & go to another college. I have never had these many issues with paperwork & advising at other colleges. I've been to 4 different colleges & I Just don't understand how they operate here. Trying to get financial aid on the phone is ridiculous.. Out of almost 4 years a person has actually answered me only twice when I have called financial aid. What sense does that make? I'm not being rude but this is my education here & they should treat their students better than that.. It is way too unorganized here at Jeff state when it comes to helping students as well as student records.. Don't even waste your time with this school because al they care about is money & not their students.. Also I had a death in my immediate family & I cannot believe some of these teachers actually acted like I just didn't want to be there after I have them an excuse form the funeral home. I am usually the 1st 1 in & never missed 1 day of class & I have small children so how dare them treat me that way.. I had to file an appeal because of the death in the family & now that I really need to file 1 due to health problems I can't do it. If I get accepted to another school I am done with Jeff state regardless of how far I am in my program. I just can't deal with the nonsense anymore.

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Location & Website

Address: 2601 Carson Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2058531200

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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