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

Jackson State will improve the post-award progression of graduates to include job placement or transfer (Strategic Priority 4: Quality).

Job Placement Rates for Graduates*
  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Associate of Applied Science        
Business Studies 71% 67% 80%  100%
Computer Information Technology 60% 75% 91%  94%
Engineering Systems Technology 91% 50% 100%  100%
General Technology 93% 95% 100%  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% 71%
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). 

Three-year Transfer Rates* (IPEDS)

Year Percentage
2013 12%
2014 21%
2015  10%

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

This percentage only includes students who transferred prior to earning a degree or technical certificate from Jackson State.

 

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 2016 (JSCC) 2016 (Comp) 2017 (JSCC) 2017 (Comp) 2018 (JSCC) 2018 (Comp)
NUR 95.5% 84.6% 100% 87.1% 98.8% 88.3%
MLT  100% 82.6%  85.7% 83.9%  62.5% 82.3%
RAD 100% 87.2% 100% 89.3% 100% 89.4%
PTA 87.5% 88.8% 85.7% 89.3% 93.8% 83.3%
OTA n/a n/a 83.3% 76.0% 90.0% 76.0%

 

Jackson State seeks to increase the number of degree and certificate completers each academic year (Strategic Priority 3: Completion, Goal 1.1).  Jackson State has surpassed the 2020 certificate goal of 89 set by the Tennessee Board of Regents.  Jackson State's goal for degrees awarded annually by 2020 is 550.

Degrees Awarded Summer 2013-Spring 2018
Degree Type 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18  2018-19  
Associate of Arts 24 26 40 30 28  
Associate of Science 204 205 231 303 263  
Associate of Applied Science 237 222 212 205 202  
Associate of Science in Teaching 3 4 4 4 7  
Certificates 313 197 219 205 182  
Total: 781 654  706 747 682  

 

Jackson State will improve student fall to fall retention (Strategic Priority 2: Student Success, Goal 1.2).

Fall-to-Fall Retention*
Year Full-time
Freshmen
Part-time
Freshmen
2013 48% 41%
2014 51% 34%
2015 52% 44%
2016 52% 37%
2017 52% 35%

*IPEDS first time Freshmen cohort.

Jackson State will increase student certificate and degree completion rates (Strategic Priority 3: Completion, Goal 2.1).  Jackson State has surpassed the three-year graduation rate goals as set by the Tennessee Board of Regents (12.1% for the fall 2015 cohort).

Three-Year Graduation Rates* (IPEDS)
Year Percentage
2012 12%
2013 10%
2014 16%
2015 22.5%
2016 18.7%

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

Jackson State will increase the number of students reaching the established benchmarks for 12, 24, and 36 credit hours (Strategic Priority 2: Student Success, Goal 1.1).

Academic Year 12 hour
benchmark
12 hour
actual
24 hour
benchmark
24 hour
actual
36 hour
benchmark
36 hour
actual
2015-16 1315 1464 904 941 767 684
2016-17 1349 1409 928 907 787 779
2017-18 1384 1361 952 875 808 702