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
Associate of Applied Science      
Business Studies 71% 67% 80%
Computer Information Technology 60% 75% 91%
Industrial Technology 91% 50% 100%
General Technology 93% 95% 100%
Nursing 100% 99% 98%
Radiography 100% 100% 94%
Respiratory Care Technology 82% 90% n/a
Medical Laboratory Technician 100% 100% 100%
Physical Therapist Assistant 100% 95% 95%
Technical Certificates      
Phlebotomy n/a 60% 86%
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic 100% 100% 92%
Emergency Medical Technician 77% 88% n/a
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician n/a n/a 100%

*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.

Program 2013 (JSCC) 2013 (Comp) 2014 (JSCC) 2014 (Comp) 2015 (JSCC) 2015 (Comp) 2016 (JSCC) 2016 (Comp)
NUR 92.4% 86.6% 94.4% 87.4% 98% 84.5% 95.5% 84.6%
MLT 100% 78.7% 77.8% 77.8% 100% 81.8%  100% 82.6%
RAD 100% 89.6% 88.9% 88.9% 94% 88.4% 100% 87.2%
PTA 87.5% 84.6% 92.4% 86.6% 95% 87% 87.5% 88.8%

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

Degrees Awarded Summer 2012-Spring 2016
Degree Type 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Associate of Arts 25 30 24 26 40
Associate of Science 165 169 204 205 231
Associate of Applied Science 307 257 237 222 212
Associate of Science in Teaching 12 14 3 4 4
Certificates 134 113 313 197 219
Total: 643 583 781 654  706

 

Fall-to-Fall Retention*
Year Full-time Freshmen Part-time Freshmen
2011 43.3% 22.8%
2012 43.2% 27.4%
2013 48% 41%
2014 51% 34%
2015 52% 44%

*IPEDS first time Freshmen cohort.

Three-Year Graduation Rates* (IPEDS)
Year Percentage
2009 8%
2010 10%
2011 11%
2012 12%
2013 10%

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