Jackson College

United States

About Jackson College

Jackson College offers quality, transformational educational opportunities to prepare students for today’s career fields or transfer to a university. The College is committed to student success, with expert faculty, academic support and student services.

Jackson  College was founded as Jackson Junior College in 1928 and operated as a division of the Jackson Union School District. In 1962, Jackson County voters created Jackson Community College as a distinct entity; and in 1964, they passed a charter millage that still helps to fund the College today. Rapid enrollment and program growth in the 1960s spurred construction of a new campus on its present site. In June 2013, in light of the College’s decision to begin development of curriculum for two bachelor degree programs and increased efforts in international studies, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name to Jackson College.

Today, the College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic rural site six miles south of the city of Jackson, and also operates Jackson College @ LISD TECH in Adrian, Clyde E. LeTarte Center, Hillsdale, and began offering classes at W.J. Maher Campus, Jackson in 2012.

In  recent years, the College has:

  • renovated James McDivitt Hall and Victor Cuiss Fieldhouse;
  • added a state-of-the-art information technology and library building, William Atkinson Hall;
  • built three student housing residence halls – Campus View 1, 2 and 3;
  • renovated Justin Whiting Hall and added the Rawal Center for Health Professions;
  • constructed a new Health Laboratory Center featuring laboratory and classroom spaces; and
  • Bert Walker Hall is currently being renovated and upgraded.

An  integral educational and economic force in the Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale communities, the College operates on general fund budget of about $45 million. Each year, more than 8,000 students enroll at JC. About 43 percent take classes on the Central Campus; 11 percent at JC @ LISD TECH, 7 percent at the LeTarte Center, 10 percent at Maher, 20 percent online, about 4 percent at locations around Jackson County, and 4 percent in the Prison Education Initiative. Among JC’s total student population:

41 percent of students attend full-time,

59 percent of students are females,

52 percent of students are under the age of 22, and minority enrollment is at 18 percent.

JC has 74 full-time faculty, 167 full-time staff and administrators and 501 part-time personnel.

Jackson College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.

6 jobs with Jackson College

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  • Director, Prison Education Initiative

    Jackson County, Michigan $54,000 - $65,000 (depending on qualifications) Jackson College

      The Director of the Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has responsibility for the administration and oversight of all facets of the PEI operations...

  • Economics Instructor

    South Central Michigan Jackson College

    We seek an enthusiastic tenure-track economics instructor who will have the primary role as lead faculty for both macroeconomics and microeconomics...

  • Science Instructor

    South Central Michigan Jackson College

    We seek an enthusiastic tenure-track science instructor in biology who will have the primary role for facilitating learning in variety of natural s...

  • Library Director

    Jackson County, Michigan $54,000 - $74,800 (depending on qualifications) Jackson College

    The Library Director will determine the vision and direction of the Jackson College (JC) Library; establish priorities; supervise library staff and...

  • History Instructor

    South Central Michigan Jackson College

    We are seeking an enthusiastic tenure-track history instructor who will have the primary role for facilitating learning variety of history courses ...

  • Database Application Specialist

    South Central Michigan Jackson College

    We are searching for an individual to coordinate database technologies and assist in the development, modification and implementation of informatio...

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