Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, VA

Jefferson College of Health Sciences offers masters degrees in nursing, physicians assistant, and occupational therapy, as well as 12 baccalaureate and associate healthcare degrees. Its campus is located in Roanoke.

Website: www.jchs.edu/

Private
Co-ed
800
Undergraduate
Students
(80.9%) 647 Women
(19.1%) 153 Men
262
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.33
SAT Math
490 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
482-597 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,686
Tuition and Fees
$26,866
Room and Board
$9,514
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Roanoke Population
97,469
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
9.9% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.6% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
0.3%
First-Year Students Returning
66.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 4
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Recommended Not reported
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
101 Elm Avenue SE
City, State, Zip
Roanoke, VA 24013
Phone
(540) 985-8483
Fax
(540) 985-9773
E-mail
admissions@jchs.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
109 admitted students enrolled
Men
24 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.33
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
540 average
482-597 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,686
Tuition and Fees
$26,866
Room and Board
$9,514
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$8,106
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
djohnson@jchs.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 009893
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
41 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
39 (95.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
39 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 39 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13 (33.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
582 (94.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
559 (96.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
559 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 559 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 66 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5 (.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
46,164
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
72
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Roanoke Population
97,469
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1 acre

Weather

Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
6 miles from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Train Station
40 miles from campus in Lynchburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
84%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
cross-country running, softball, tennis, volleyball
Men's Club Sports
basketball, cross-country running, softball, tennis, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, student newspaper, jefferson activities group (jag), student ambassadors, hands of healing, american medical students association (amsa), student nurses association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
800
Women
647 (80.9%)
Men
153 (19.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
666
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
9.9% Black/African-American
4.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.6% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students.
0.3%
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
262

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
66.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
41.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Average Starting Salary
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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