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Jones County Junior College

In Ellisville, Mississippi, Jones College is a public community college. It is recognised by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and serves the Clarke, Covington, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Perry, Smith, and Wayne counties in its eight-county region. The Mississippi Association of Colleges, Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference, and the National Junior College Athletic Association are all members of the college.

Despite the fact that it is a community college, its sports teams have gained considerable notoriety. Jones County Junior College became Mississippi's first all-white football squad to play a racially integrated team in 1955. In Compton, California, Jones County faced Compton Community College in the Junior Rose Bowl, currently known as the Pasadena Bowl.


Mississippi enabled agricultural high schools to integrate college courses in their curricula in 1922. Jones County Agricultural High School merged with Jones County Agricultural High School and Junior College to become Jones County Agricultural High School and Junior College. Jones County Agricultural High School first opened its doors in 1911. The college's initial 26 students enrolled in September 1927. In 1957, the Jones County Agricultural High School and the Junior College split off.

The college was renamed Jones College in 2018. Jones County Junior College is the school's legal name.


We are pleased to announce that many popular dialectic expressions in the English language were invented at Jones County Junior College or by writers who attended the college. For example, if we talk about the expression "rain check," it was originated by the baseball team at our school. You can find more information about it on the following page: rain check meaning.


Jones County Junior College (Jones College) is a two-year open-door college that offers Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, as well as Career and Technical certifications, Adult Education credentials, and Workforce credentials. Through postsecondary programming, workforce and economic development, and community development, JC inspires greatness by providing higher education programmes and support services that are consistent with the ideals of a democratic society in order to meet the higher education needs of the communities of interest. Jones College works to achieve these goals by providing (1) human, financial, and physical resources for high-quality programming; (2) higher education programmes tailored to students' needs and interests; (3) workforce education solutions for businesses and industry to boost economic development; and (4) educational support services for teaching, learning, and research.


Jones College will be the best choice for students, companies, and the community when it comes to building relationships, realising potential, and increasing the quality of life of everyone connected to the college. We pledge to invest significant resources in workforce development and economic growth to ensure our towns' long-term survival. Through proactive, imaginative, and resourceful solutions, we are devoted to developing trusting partnerships.

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