Jones College

About Jones College


Jones County Junior College (Jones College) is an open door, two-year institution granting Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, Career and Technical certificates, Adult Education credentials, and Workforce credentials. JC inspires greatness by providing higher education programs and support services consistent with the ideals of a democratic society in order to meet the higher education needs of the communities of interest through postsecondary programming, workforce and economic development, and community development. To pursue these ideals, Jones College provides (1) human, financial, and physical resources for quality programming; (2) higher education programs to meet the needs and interests of students; (3) workforce education solutions for business and industry to enhance economic development; (4) educational support services for teaching, learning, and higher education programming; and (5) quality development through continuous planning and assessment.


Jones College will be the First and Best choice for students, businesses, and the community for developing relationships, maximizing potential, and improving the quality of life of all associated with the college.


Jones is committed to, demonstrates, and is accountable for . . .

Engaged Learning
Community Service
Work Ethic


The college shall make available . . .
  • Human, financial, and physical resources necessary for quality programming
  • Educational programs to meet the interests and needs of students
  • Resources to work with agencies and industries to enhance economic development
  • Educational support services to meet the needs of students and educational programs
  • Educational improvement through continuous planning and assessment

Our Promise To Students

We promise to provide exceptional faculty, comprehensive resources and innovative solutions - in an atmosphere where talent can flourish and education is immeasurably valued.

Our Promise To Communities

We promise to provide valuable resources in workforce development and economic development for the livelihood of our communities. We are committed to establishing trustworthy relationships through aggressive, innovative and resourceful solutions.


Jones County Junior College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Vocational Certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jones County Junior College.

Commission web site -

Professional Licensure

Licensure requirements vary across professions and from state to state. Students residing outside of Mississippi who are considering a program that leads to licensure are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing board in their home state prior to applying to Jones College. Jones College will attempt to contact students who reside outside of Mississippi while enrolled in licensure programs to notify them of their responsibility to check their state’s licensure requirements; however, the responsibility of contacting the appropriate licensing board to determine if Jones College’s program will meet the state’s licensing requirement belongs to the student.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Jones College is authorized in all states listed as NC-SARA states as an institutional participant. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and U.S. territories that establish comparable nation-wide standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The reciprocity allows participating Mississippi colleges and universities to offer distance programs and courses to residents of member states without seeking state-by-state approval and is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. To learn more about SARA, please visit

The following programs at Jones have been accredited by their respective professional accrediting agencies:

Associate Degree Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Academic Business Program

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66211

Paramedic Technology (Emergency Medical Technology)

The Jones County Junior College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To Contact CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To Contact CoAEMSP
C8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8992

Medical Radiologic Technology

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC-ERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

Pharmacy Technology

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/ Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
PO Box 75487
Baltimore, MD 21275-5487
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
PH 866-279-0681
FAX 301-657-1251
The Community College Report Card is designed to reflect the unique missions of the community colleges. The measures that are used align closely with the Voluntary Framework of Accountability developed by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Information on the Community College Report Card includes student enrollment, degrees awarded, student success, student retention, student progress, workforce development information, GED and adult basic education statistics, as well as enrollment and success in development or remedial coursework (college readiness). The report card includes information for Jones County Junior College, along with figures for the system. Most metrics are based upon a specified cohort of students, defined as a group of students who enter or start a program at the same time. Specific cohort definitions and dates are indicated with each metric. Cohort dates will vary, depending on whether the metric reflects entry or outcome data.

Where possible, these Reports Cards use data being reported annually to the State Workforce Investment Board, the U.S. Department of Education, and to Complete College America. Other data comes in part from the Mississippi LifeTracks systems have been independently validated by the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) at Mississippi State University.
Board Member City Term of Office Expired Term
Mr. Charles Ashley Laurel 2015-2020 Jan. 2020
Mr. Charles Breland Leakesville 2016-2019 Dec. 2019
Mr. Zack Buckley Bay Springs 2016-2020 Jan. 2020
Mr. Wilbert Carr Heidelberg 2016-2020 Jan. 2020
Mr. Steve Thrash Ellisville 2018-2023 Feb. 2023
Ms. Jeannine Agee Laurel 2018-2023 Feb. 2023
Dr. Arnetta Crosby Collins 2016-2019 Dec. 2019
Dr. Scott Dearman New Augusta 2016-2019 Dec. 2019
Mr. Mike Evans Waynesboro 2015-2020 Jan. 2020
Mr. David Garner Raleigh 2016-2021 Jan. 2021
Mr. Jimmy Dale Hancock Raleigh 2016-2019 Dec. 2019
Mr. David Huff Leakesville 2015-2020 Jan. 2020
Mr. Bobby Jones Waynesboro 2016-2019 Dec. 2019
Mr. Cliff Kelly Collins 2015-2020 Jan. 2020
Mr. Tommy Parker Laurel 2015-2019 Dec. 2019
Dr. Jalynn Roberts Richton 2018-2023 July 2023
Mr. Albert Short Laurel 2016-2021 Feb. 2021
Ms. Carolyn Smith Quitman 2016-2021 Feb. 2021
Ms. Ann Tucker Laurel 2016-2021 Feb. 2021
Mr. Josh Perkins Enterprise 2016-2021 Feb. 2021

LBO Letter

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