Jones County Junior College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,750
2022 Average Net Price
$7,225
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,399
62.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43%
411 Graduates

About

Jones County Junior College is a higher education institution located in Jones County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Jones County Junior College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (491 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (58 degrees), and Electrician (16 degrees).

In 2022, 1,118 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jones County Junior College. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (746 degrees), 2.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (336 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jones County Junior College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Jones County Junior College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,225.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Jones County Junior College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Jones County Junior College was $3,750. The cost of tuition at Jones County Junior College is $−4,362 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,225
2022 Value
25.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Jones County Junior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,225. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Jones County Junior College grew by 25.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,001
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jones County Junior College was of $4,001 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Jones County Junior College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.46% with respect to 2021, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.98%
2019 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Jones County Junior College was 5.98%, which represents 30 out of the 502 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Jones County Junior College had a total enrollment of 4,399 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Jones County Junior College is 2,762 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,637. This means that 62.8% of students enrolled at Jones County Junior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jones County Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.3% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 2.8% Two or More Races, 1.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.432% Asian.

Students enrolled at Jones County Junior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Female (21.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jones County Junior College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,399 students. The full-time enrollment at Jones County Junior College is 2,762 and the part-time enrollment is 1,637. This means that 62.8% of students enrolled at Jones County Junior College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Jones County Junior College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Jones County Junior College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,742 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,375 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    123 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Jones County Junior College is 62.3% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 2.8% Two or More Races, 1.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.432% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 154 more women than men received degrees from Jones County Junior College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jones County Junior College is white (746 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (336 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Jones County Junior College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (491 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (58 degrees) and Electrician (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Jones County Junior College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (64 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), and Precision Production (62 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jones County Junior College are Other managers (69,089 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,939 people), Construction managers (45,805 people), Software developers (37,594 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,223 people).

The most specialized majors at Jones County Junior College in 2022 are Transportation (64 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Precision Production (62 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (491 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jones County Junior College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Jones County Junior College are Transportation (64 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Precision Production (62 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (491 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jones County Junior College are Elementary & secondary schools (119,838 people), Construction (114,571 people), Computer Systems Design (62,169 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (45,041 people), and Air transportation (38,326 people).

The most specialized majors at Jones County Junior College are Transportation (64 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Precision Production (62 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (491 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Jones County Junior College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 491 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Jones County Junior College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 491 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

482
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
636
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 482 degrees were awarded to men at Jones County Junior College, which is 0.758 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (636).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Jones County Junior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.453 times less than the 338 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 338 degrees were awarded to men at Jones County Junior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.21 times more than the 153 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from Jones County Junior College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Jones County Junior College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.46% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    746 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    336 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jones County Junior College is white (746 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (336 degrees).

0.0894% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    393 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    353 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    216 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Jones County Junior College is white female (393 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (353 degrees).

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Operations

Jones County Junior College has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 4.97k (0.0376%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Jones County Junior College had a total salary expenditure of 54.4M. Jones County Junior College employs 122 Instructors. Most academics at Jones County Junior College are Female Instructor (69), and Male Instructor (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jones County Junior College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 66 employees, Service, with 39 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees.

Endowment

$13.2M
2022 Endowment
9.64%
decline from 2021

Jones County Junior College has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Jones County Junior College declined 9.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.02M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.7M
2022 Salaries
7.12%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Jones County Junior College paid a median of $21.7M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($54.4M) and a 7.12% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.25M
Instructional Salaries
122
Number of Employees

In 2022, Jones County Junior College paid a total of $7.25M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
122 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jones County Junior College was Instructor with 122 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jones County Junior College were Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees, Service with 39 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jones County Junior College was Female Instructor with 69 employees, and Male Instructor with 53 employees.

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