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 Jackson College 

Name: Jackson College
President: Daniel Phelan
City: Jackson
State: MI
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural, Fringe
Year Established: 1928

Jackson College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 7,870
Part Time: 54.5%
Full Time: 45.5%

Male: 38.5%
Female: 61.5%

African American: 8.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.8%
Hispanic: 4.3%
Native American: 0.8%
White: 78.9%
Other: 7.3%


Jackson College President
Daniel Phelan


Jackson College Board Chair
Sam Barnes
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Student success is our first priority at Jackson College (JC). With excellence in teaching and top-quality learning environments, students are prepared for the workplace or for further study at a university. JC provides corporate and continuing education opportunities for business and the community, and is a rich, vibrant cultural center for arts and entertainment.”

Interesting Facts

  • In June 2013, in light of the college's decision to begin development of curriculum for two new bachelor degree programs and increased efforts in international studies, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name to Jackson College.
  • Jackson College is one of only a handful of community colleges that offers on-campus residence housing for students at its Campus View community on the Jackson campus.
  • The college is home to one of the area’s premier performing arts complexes, the Potter Center. The Potter Center has three theatres and welcomes professional main stage productions and entertainers, community arts and musical groups such as the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Shakespeare Festival, student performers, and is available to local schools for concerts, plays, and more.
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