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Jefferson College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Jefferson College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Jefferson College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Jefferson College was awarded 25 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked JeffCo as #1,930 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 55 colleges in Missouri, JeffCo is ranked at #38.

See all of the rankings for Jefferson College.

Is It Hard to Get Into JeffCo?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Jefferson College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Jefferson College admissions.

Jefferson College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Jefferson College is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Jefferson College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Jefferson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Jefferson College this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Jefferson College.

Jefferson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,196 undergraduates at JeffCo with 1,893 being full-time and 2,303 being part-time.

How Much Does Jefferson College Cost?

The overall average net price of JeffCo is $7,923. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for JeffCo

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,009 $7,056 $9,227 $10,616 $11,929

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of JeffCo, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At JeffCo, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $4,530 a year. That adds up to $18,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JeffCo is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do JeffCo Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from JeffCo with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,700 in their early years. This is about 20% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Jefferson College make the most money.

Location of Jefferson College

Located in Hillsboro, Missouri, Jefferson College is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for JeffCo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050-2440
Phone: 636-797-3000

Jefferson College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Jefferson College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at JeffCo

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,124 students took at least one online class at Jefferson College. This is an increase from the 1,814 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,124 361
2017-2018 1,814 326
2016-2017 1,587 455
2015-2016 1,978 413
2013-2014 1,859 391

Learn more about online learning at Jefferson College.

Notes and References


*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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