Jefferson College

Hillsboro, MO 63050
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Jefferson College (JC) is located in Hillsboro, Missouri. Jefferson is a community college that was established in 1963. This school serves more than 5,000 students currently. Students will be able to many associate degree programs that will allow them to work toward potentially lucrative careers. Several of these degree programs are designed to make the transfer over to a four-year university as easy as possible, too.

JC students can expect many transfer options and will be able to use Jefferson to start their journey toward a bachelor degree. The school also has many sports teams and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I. There are several men's and women's sports teams.

JC has a nursing program that is highly regarded, too. There is the Level I/PN program and the Level II/RN program. All nursing students are going to start at the Level I/PN point and some will finish as licensed practical nurses (LPN's) after the first year. Those who wish to go on to pursue becoming registered nurses (RN's) will stay on to complete the Level II/RN course. This is designed to be a bi-level program and some existing LPN's will be admitted into the Level II/RN program on a restricted basis. Both levels of the nursing program have the approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The school also holds pre-accreditation status for both programs from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students4,439
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 8 55
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 8 40
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 94.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 79.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1969 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$105/credit
In State Students$158/credit
Out of State Students$210/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,725 $7,110 $9,450
ADN 70 $7,350 $11,060 $14,700
BSN 125 $13,125 $19,750 $26,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Jefferson College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $3,924
Other Federal Grant 9% $324
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $1,904
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $3,286
Federal Student Loans 14% $4,026
Private Loans -- $2,933


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,874
$30,001 to $48,000$5,352
$48,001 to $75,000$7,006
$75,001 to $110,000$8,636
Over $110,000$8,996

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Jefferson College
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050

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