Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


July 10, 2014

JC recognized as second least expensive college in nation

JACKSONVILLE — On June 30, the U.S. Department of Education updated college costs lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center.  The newly published information ranks Jacksonville College as the most affordable private nonprofit 2-year college in Texas, and the second most affordable in the nation. The national average net price is $18,254. Jacksonville College ranked significantly below average with $4,304.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) uses data collected through IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) to generate the affordability lists. Data is collected from all institutions that participate in or are applicants for participation in any federal student financial aid program. Net price data for the most recent lists were collected in Winter 2012-13.

“At Jacksonville College, we make every effort to make higher education affordable to our students,” said Dr. Mike Smith, President of Jacksonville College. “I am very pleased—though not surprised—that we ranked so highly nationally in the latest listing by the Department of Education.”

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Jacksonville College has provided students a quality higher education since 1899.  

JC offers personal attention, a nurturing atmosphere, and a biblical worldview to provide an excellent transition into the college environment and a strong foundation for study in a larger university.

Jacksonville College is owned and operated by the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas and affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. The mission of the College to provide a quality education from a biblical worldview that challenges minds, transforms lives, and equips students for servant leadership and lifelong learning.  

For more information about Jacksonville College, visit www.jacksonville-college.edu.


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