Student Achievement

Jackson State Community College has set two institutional goals for student success:

  • Provide instructional programs (AA and AS degree programs) in university parallel curricula designed for students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and to seamlessly transfer to a four-year university or college.
  • Provide instructional programs in curricula (AAS degree programs) to meet the needs of students for entry-level employment in business or industry.

Jackson State measures student achievement in numerous ways. These measures are identified in the JSCC 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Job Placement Rates for Graduates*
  2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science        
Business Studies 71% 67% 80%  
Computer Information Technology 60% 75% 91%  
Engineering Systems 91% 50% 100%  
General Technology 93% 95% 100%  
Nursing 100% 99% 98%  99%
Radiologic Technology 100% 100% 94% 100%
Respiratory Care Technology 82% 90% n/a n/a
Medical Laboratory Technician 100% 100% 100% 100%
Physical Therapist Assistant 100% 95% 95% 100%
EMS Paramedic n/a n/a n/a 100%
Technical Certificates        
Phlebotomy n/a 60% 86%  
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic 100% 100% 92% 100%
Emergency Medical Technician 77% 88% n/a 79%
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician n/a n/a 100% 88%

*Placement percentages are based on definitions set by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). 

 

Jackson State reports licensure rates of all Health Sciences and Nursing AAS graduates annually.  The pass rates below reflect first-time exam takers only. 

Jackson State's goal is for our graduates to pass their licensure exams at or above the state and national average rates on the first attempt.

Licensure Exam rates for Graduates

Program 2015 (JSCC) 2015 (Comp) 2016 (JSCC) 2016 (Comp) 2017 (JSCC) 2017 (Comp)
NUR 98% 84.5% 95.5% 84.6% 100% 87.1%
MLT 100% 81.8%  100% 82.6%  85.7% 83.9%
RAD 94% 88.4% 100% 87.2% 100% 89.3%
PTA 95% 87% 87.5% 88.8% 85.7% 89.3%
OTA n/a n/a n/a n/a 83.3% 76.0%

 

Jackson State seeks to increase the number of degree and certificate completers each academic year.

Degrees Awarded Summer 2013-Spring 2018
Degree Type 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018  
Associate of Arts 30 24 26 40 30
Associate of Science 169 204 205 231 303
Associate of Applied Science 257 237 222 212 205
Associate of Science in Teaching 14 3 4 4 4
Certificates 113 313 197 219 205
Total: 583 781 654  706 747

 

Fall-to-Fall Retention*
Year Full-time Freshmen Part-time Freshmen
2012 43.2% 27.4%
2013 48% 41%
2014 51% 34%
2015 52% 44%
2016 52% 37%

*IPEDS first time Freshmen cohort.

Three-Year Graduation Rates* (IPEDS)
Year Percentage
2010 10%
2011 11%
2012 12%
2013 10%
2014 16%

*Based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen cohort.