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Institutional Accreditation

Accreditation is the result of achieving established standards of quality and excellence as recognized by that agency granting such accreditation. Jefferson Community and Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

In compliance with the college’s commitment to public disclosure of student achievement goals and the success of students in achieving those goals, Jefferson has provided the following data related to credentials awarded, transfer, licensure and certification pass rates, student survey results and retention.

Associate Degree Credentials Awarded

Year Actual Goal
2013-14 1334 1039
2012-13 1122 987
2011-12 1080 938

Source: JCTC Commitment to the 55,000 Degrees initiative in Louisville, Ky. Data from the College Dashboard.

TRANSFER TO FOUR-YEAR

YEAR JCTC STUDENTS COMPARISON GROUP
2013-14 21% 16%
2012-13 15% 16%
2011-12 18% 17%

Data as reported in IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Annual Data Feedback Reports. A comparison group of like institutions was selected using JCTC institutional characteristics.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION PASS RATES

YEAR JCTC PASS RATE GOAL
2012-13 87% 85%
2011-12 86% 84%
2010-11 80% 85%

STUDENT SURVEY* RESULTS

CATEGORY JCTC Scores 2007 JCTC Scores 2009 JCTC Scores 2011 JCTC Scores 2013 CCSSE*
Active & Collaborative Learning 47.0 48.8 45.9 49.3 50.0
Student Effort 50.0 49.6 48.9 53.0 50.0
Academic Challenge 50.6 51.0 49.1 52.0 50.0
Student-Faculty Interaction 51.4 51.7 50.2 54.1 50.0
Support for Learners 49.5 49.3 49.2 51.6 50.0

*The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) Reports for JCTC

RETENTION

YEAR/GROUP FULL-TIME STUDENTS COMPARISON GROUP PART-TIME STUDENTS COMPARISON GROUP
2013-14 49% 57% 38% 41%
2012-13 51% 56% 40% 41%
2011-12 54% 59% 40% 43%

Data as reported in IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Annual Data Feedback Reports. A comparison group of like institutions was selected using JCTC institutional characteristics.