Jefferson College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,540
3.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,085
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,626
47.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.9%
238 Graduates

About

Jefferson College is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Jefferson College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (308 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (37 degrees), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (29 degrees).

In 2022, 688 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jefferson College. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (596 degrees), 27.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson College is $3,540, which is $−4,572 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson College is $3,540, which is $−4,572 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,085.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending Jefferson College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,540
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Jefferson College was $3,540. The cost of tuition at Jefferson College is $−4,572 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,085
2022 Value
24.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Jefferson College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,085. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Jefferson College grew by 24.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,992
Room and Board
$912
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jefferson College was of $6,992 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.78% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $912. The cost of books and supplies increased by 16.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Jefferson College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 14.8% with respect to 2021, when 54% 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.
2.8%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Jefferson College was 2.8%, which represents 14 out of the 500 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Jefferson College had a total enrollment of 3,626 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson College is 1,728 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,898. This means that 47.7% of students enrolled at Jefferson College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jefferson College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.7% White, 3.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Black or African American, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0827% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jefferson College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.8%), followed by White Male (37.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jefferson College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,626 students. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson College is 1,728 and the part-time enrollment is 1,898. This means that 47.7% of students enrolled at Jefferson College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Jefferson College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Jefferson 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
    3,145 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    124 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    79 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Jefferson College is 86.7% White, 3.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Black or African American, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.08% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0827% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 122 students (3.36%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 158 more women than men received degrees from Jefferson College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jefferson College is white (596 degrees awarded). There were 27.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Jefferson College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (308 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (37 degrees) and Teacher Education & Professional Development (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Jefferson College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (32 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 Jefferson College are Registered nurses (1,418,302 people), Medical & health services managers (165,090 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (162,335 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,563 people), and Other managers (139,428 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Protective Services (33 degrees), and Health (181 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 Jefferson College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Protective Services (33 degrees), and Health (181 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,551,394 people), Elementary & secondary schools (451,043 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,255 people), Outpatient care centers (270,866 people), and Offices of physicians (216,231 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (308 degrees awarded), Precision Production (28 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Protective Services (33 degrees), and Health (181 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 Jefferson College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 309 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Jefferson College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 309 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

265
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
423
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 265 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson College, which is 0.626 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (423).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.517 times less than the 203 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.93 times more than the 105 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Jefferson College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Jefferson College is Female and Asian (66.7% 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, 0.84% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    596 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jefferson College is white (596 degrees awarded). There were 27.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

5.67% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    363 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    233 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Jefferson College is white female (363 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (233 degrees).

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Operations

Jefferson College has an endowment valued at nearly $710k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−9.45%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Jefferson College had a total salary expenditure of 40M. Jefferson College employs 34 Professors, 18 Assistant professors and 17 Instructors. Most academics at Jefferson College are Male Professor (19), Female Professor (15), and Female Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

Endowment

$710k
2022 Endowment
0.347%
growth from 2021

Jefferson College has an endowment valued at about $710k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Jefferson College grew 0.347% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.5M lower 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

$17.4M
2022 Salaries
3.98%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Jefferson College paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($40M) and a 3.98% 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

$5.94M
Instructional Salaries
89
Number of Employees

In 2022, Jefferson College paid a total of $5.94M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jefferson College were Professor with 34 employees, Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Instructor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson College were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees, Management with 35 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jefferson College was Male Professor with 19 employees, Female Professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Jefferson College.

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