Jefferson State Community College, one of Alabama’s leading two-year colleges, has provided excellence in education and workforce training for the greater Birmingham area for over 45 years. Founded in 1965, Jefferson State offers more than 120 university transfer programs, 20 career programs with multiple options, and numerous certificate programs.
Jefferson State also offers a comprehensive approach to workforce training through a variety of credit and non-credit programs. Several convenient locations, along with online instruction, provide the accessibility needed in a busy lifestyle. Locations include the Shelby-Hoover Campus in northern Shelby County, the Jefferson Campus in eastern Jefferson County, the St. Clair-Pell City Campus and the Chilton-Clanton Campus.
Average age 26, 56 percent under age 23, 33 percent between ages 23 and 40, 60 percent female
Including tuition and fees, the approximate cost per semester for full-time students is $1656. Annual tuition to attend a two-year college is just over 50 percent of the tuition to attend a public four-year university in Alabama.
Programs of Study
Jefferson State offers more than 120 University Transfer Programs, 20 Career Programs and numerous Certificate Programs. These programs are offered during the day, evening, weekends and via the Internet.
Jefferson State offers a comprehensive approach to customized workforce training through an ACT Center, Training for Business and Industry, GED programs, adult education, remedial education, workforce readiness training, and programs to assist dislocated workers, displaced homemakers and other special populations.