Jefferson State Community College

Institution Location

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
Birmingham, Alabama

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, Alabama

Chilton-Clanton Campus
1850 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, Alabama

St. Clair-Pell City Campus
500 College Circle
Pell City, Al 35125

Accrediting Agency

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Alabama Commission of Higher Education
  • Alabama Community College System
  • Alabama Department of Education
  • Alabama State Board of Nursing

Institution Type

  • Community College (2 year)


Fall Deadline: July 15th
Spring Deadline: December 1st
Summer Deadline: April 1st

Contact Info

Stacye Thompson, Coordinator of International Student Services
Phone: (205) 856-7920
Fax: (205) 856-6070
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Jefferson State serves approximately 15,000 students each year and is one of the largest community colleges in the state. Currently Jeff State offers more than 120 university transfer programs, 33 career programs and numerous certificate programs at our four campuses in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Chilton counties.  With ever-increasing costs of education at many institutions, Jefferson State prides itself on providing accessible, economical education of the highest caliber.  With international students from over 35 countries, we offer a diverse and vibrant educational experience. We have great partnerships with our regional universities to pursue the Bachelors degree upon completion of the Associates degree.


Specialized Programs

  • Nursing, we offer an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing for an ARN degree as well as a transfer program for the Associates of Science in Nursing.
  • Radiation Technology, this is an Associates of Applied Science
  • Associates of Science tracks in over 100 choice majors

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Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
  • Short term abroad
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England and WWII sites in France

Campus Life


  • Golf
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  • Multicultural Students Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Phi Theta Kappa Ambassadors
  • Art and Animation Guild College Scholars Team
  • Designers and Builders Club
  • Enactus Jefferson State Pageants
  • Jefferson State Singers

Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations


  • Off Campus Housing

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 13271
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 105


Total Faculty 455
Faculty:Student 20:1

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

Does your institution offer US Immigration advising?

Yes, the International Student Services office provide support, advising, and information for the international and multicultural student population.

US Immigration Support Services

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $3696
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $11130
Required Fees (per year) $250 --
Average Book Expense (per year) $1000 --

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Stories Within the State Lines

This past May of 2016 I went to Bundoran, Ireland for a study abroad trip with a couple of schools. That is where we were staying although we traveled all around exploring different places and towns every single day. It was one of the best experiences, I meet so many people there and learned so many new things about their culture. The friends I made on the trip I will have forever, we are already planning more trips together. If you get the opportunity to go abroad, then take it. You don't want it to be five or ten years later looking back thinking that you should've went. And it'll be worth the whole experience.

- Holli (US Student) on JSCC Ireland Study Abroad

Hello, my name is Zeinab and I’m originally from Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire). Coming to Jefferson State Community College was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The faculty and staff are all great and always willing to help. As an international and first-time college student, the small environment helped me build closer relationships with my teachers and prepared me for my transition to a 4-year institution. Jefferson State has provided me with so many opportunities for intellectual, social, and emotional growth. I have enjoyed my stay there and now I’m ready for new experiences to come.

- Zeinab from Cote D’Ivoire - Jefferson State Community College

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