The UT Martin Jackson Center has been offering classes and programs in the Jackson area since 1992 and is conveniently located in the Ned R. McWherter Center on the campus of Jackson State Community College. This partnership allows students to begin and graduate at Jackson State Community College and then enroll at UT Martin to complete a baccalaureate degree without leaving the Jackson State campus, and improves transfer pathways and four-year graduation success. Adults wanting to complete their degrees also find the flexibility they need to balance school, work and family.
The center offers a variety of undergraduate courses supporting bachelor's degree programs in agriculture, business administration, criminal justice, education, history, social work, political science, psychology, interdisciplinary studies, and the university’s Military Science and Leadership Program, of which ROTC is a part. A number of graduate-level courses also are available, and the center offers a wide variety of non-credit youth, personal enrichment, and professional development courses and programs.
Whether returning to school or continuing your education to the next level, the UT Martin Jackson Center can help you achieve your goals.
“This partnership is a win-win for both institutions and a win for our students as
well,” said Dr. Allana Hamilton, Jackson State president. “It provides JSCC graduates
the flexibility they need to balance education, employment and family. Through this
partnership, it is possible for a student to begin and graduate at Jackson State Community
College and then enroll at UT Martin to complete a baccalaureate degree without leaving
the Jackson State campus.”
The most recent data show that Jackson State transfer students enjoy a high rate of success when they transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at UT Martin. Overall transfer four-year graduation rates are 6.1 percent below UT Martin’s institutional average, but Jackson State four-year graduation rates are 10.9 percent above UTM institutional rates. UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver said this speaks to the benefit of a Jackson State associate degree to baccalaureate completion.
“The joint goal is to improve the long-term educational experience for students in West Tennessee,” Carver said. “Working together with Jackson State, we can improve transfer pathways and four-year graduation success of students entering Jackson State and completing their four-year degrees at UT Martin. This partnership will also impact the overall educational level of West Tennessee, leading to better employment and economic opportunities.”
- $1,000 - $2,000 award
- 3.5 cumulative college GPA
- Proven collegiate/community service activity
- Proven leadership activity in college or community
- Selection process
- How to Apply: Your admissions application will be reviewed for this scholarship and you will be sent an application form if you are eligible.
- Students will be notified of this award with an offer letter.