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Jefferson State Community College is a public institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. The location of Jeff State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

52 Undergraduate Degrees

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Jefferson State Community College Rankings

Out of the 14 colleges in Alabama, Jeff State is ranked at #2.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Jeff State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Jefferson State Community College?

Location of Jefferson State Community College

Contact details for Jeff State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2601 Carson Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215-3098
Phone: 205-853-1200

How Do I Get Into Jeff State?

You can apply to Jeff State online at:

Since Jefferson State Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Jefferson State Community College?

26% Take Out Loans
13.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Jeff State, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $3,952 a year. That adds up to $15,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Jeff State is 13.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Jefferson State Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,488 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,711 undergraduate students at Jeff State, with 2,488 being full-time and 6,223 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Jeff State

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,488 full-time undergraduates at Jeff State, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Jeff State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Jefferson State Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Jeff State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 512
Hispanic or Latino 182
White 1,456
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 235

Over 25 countries are represented at Jeff State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Vietnam, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Jefferson State Community College

1,447 Took All Classes Online
3,496 Took At Least One Class Online
4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,496 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Jeff State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Jeff State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Jefferson State Community College was 4.1%. This is the #1,301 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Jeff State regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Jeff State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Jeff State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Computer & Information Sciences #77
Computer Information Systems #134

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Jefferson State Community College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 21 15 16 52
TOTAL 21 15 16 52


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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