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 (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Jones County Junior College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 3033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Professional Licensure

Professional licensure requirements vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you reside outside of the state of Mississippi and are considering enrollment in a program that leads to licensure, you should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state in which you reside before you apply to Jones College. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board to confirm whether or not the program at Jones College will meet the state's licensure requirements. Jones College will make attempts to contact students who reside out of state while enrolled in licensure programs to encourage them to confirm their state's requirements.

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

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Click Here to find a list of professions that commonly lead to licensure along with information on determining whether the state you plan to practice your profession has licensing requirements that are different than those in the state of Mississippi.
Contact information and links to the professional licensing boards that regulate some professions are provided below. If you have questions regarding any program that is not listed below, please email

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

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

Licensed Practical Nursing

Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211

Health Care Assistant

Mississippi Department of Health
Bureau of Health Facilities
Baltimore, MD 21275-5487
Licensure and Certification
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216-2018

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 County
Dr. Minnie Dace Clarke
Mr. Josh Perkins Clarke
Mr. Cliff Kelly Covington
Mrs. Babette Duty Covington
Mr. Charles Breland Greene
Mr. Richard Fleming Board Vice-Chair Greene
Mrs. Vernell Lofton Jasper
Mr. Ryan Earnest Jones
Mr. Randy Laird Jones
Mr. Charles Ashley Jones
Dr. B.R. Jones Jones
Ms. Amber Page Jones
Mr. Dwain Strickland Jones
Dr. Titus Hines Perry
Dr. Jalynn Roberts Perry
Mr. David Garner Board Chairman Smith
Mr. Nick Hillman Smith
Mr. Mike Evans Board Secretary Wayne
Mr. Tommy Branch Wayne
Mr. Robert Sullivan Board Attorney
Name Title District

Clarke County

Darrick Marshall Supervisor 1
Lorenzo Carter President 2
Joel Speed Supervisor 3
Paul Mosley Supervisor 4
Mickey Long Supervisor 5

Covington County

Sterling Craft Supervisor 1
John Holifield President 2
Jimmy White Supervisor 3
Fenton Pope Supervisor 4
Arthur Keys Supervisor 5

Greene County

Dillon McInnis Supervisor 1
Elton Clark Supervisor 2
Danny Smith President 3
Wayne Barrow Supervisor 4
Gary Fairley Supervisor 5

Jasper County

Eddie Helms Supervisor 1
Sandy Stephens Supervisor 2
Doug Rogers Supervisor 3
Randy Corley Supervisor 4
Curtis Gray, Sr. President 5

Jones County

Johnny Burnett President 1
T. Larry Dykes Supervisor 2
Phil Dickerson Supervisor 3
David Scruggs Supervisor 4
Tarvares Comegys Supervisor 5

Perry County

Bobby Ray Bolton President 1
Kevin Shows Supervisor 2
Tim Wise Supervisor 3
Richard Lott Supervisor 4
Marc Williams Supervisor 5

Smith County

Jerry Fields Supervisor 1
Dwight Norris President 2
Benjie Ford Supervisor 3
Danny Arender Supervisor 4
Howard Hammons Supervisor 5

Wayne County

Hal Hayes Supervisor 1
Marvin Chapman Supervisor 2
Jerry Hutto President 3
Gary Malone Supervisor 4
Henry Cooley Supervisor 5

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