Visitor Guide

About Jackson College

Jackson College offers quality, transformational educational opportunities to prepare students for today’s career fields or transfer to a university. The College is committed to student success, with expert faculty, academic support and student services.

Jackson  College was founded as Jackson Junior College in 1928 and operated as a division of the Jackson Union School District. In 1962, Jackson County voters created Jackson Community College as a distinct entity; and in 1964, they passed a charter millage that still helps to fund the College today. Rapid enrollment and program growth in the 1960s spurred construction of a new campus on its present site. In June 2013, in light of the College’s decision to begin development of curriculum for two bachelor degree programs and increased efforts in international studies, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name to Jackson College.

Today, the College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic rural site six miles south of the city of Jackson, and also operates Jackson College @ LISD TECH in Adrian, Clyde E. LeTarte Center, Hillsdale, and began offering classes at W.J. Maher Campus, Jackson in 2012.

In  recent years, the College has:

  • renovated Bert Walker Hall in the front center of Jackson College's Main Campus;
  • renovated James McDivitt Hall and Victor Cuiss Fieldhouse;
  • added a state-of-the-art information technology and library building, William Atkinson Hall;
  • built three student housing residence halls – Campus View 1, 2 and 3;
  • renovated Justin Whiting Hall and added the Rawal Center for Health Professions; and
  • constructed a new Health Laboratory Center featuring laboratory and classroom spaces

An  integral educational and economic force in the Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale communities, the College operates on general fund budget of about $45 million. Each year, more than 8,000 students enroll at JC. About 43 percent take classes on the Central Campus; 11 percent at JC @ LISD TECH, 7 percent at the LeTarte Center, 10 percent at Maher, 20 percent online, about 4 percent at locations around Jackson County, and 4 percent in the Prison Education Initiative. Among JC’s total student population:

41 percent of students attend full-time,

59 percent of students are females,

52 percent of students are under the age of 22, and minority enrollment is at 18 percent.

JC has 74 full-time faculty, 167 full-time staff and administrators and 501 part-time personnel.

Jackson College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.

Home Event Information

Games are played on the fields located behind Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse. The visiting team uses the first base dugout. Locker rooms are located inside the Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse.

Games are played on the main court inside the Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse. The visiting team uses the team area at the east end, where the weight room is located at. Locker rooms are located inside the facility.

The home course for men’s golf is Ella Sharp Park, 2800 4th Street, Jackson, MI.

Games are played on the field located behind the Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse. The visiting team bench is at the west end of the field. There are locker rooms inside the Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse.

Matches are played on the main court inside the Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse. The visiting team uses the bench at the east end, where the weight room is located at. Locker rooms are located inside the facility.

Admission Policy

Jackson College has a $5 admission charge per person for all home regular season volleyball, and basketball (men’s and women’s) contests. Students from Jackson College are free with ID. Admission for all of the other home athletic events is free.

Van/Bus Parking Information

For all athletic events, optional baseball and softball, visiting team vans or buses must park in the parking lot beside the Victor Cruiss Fieldhouse.

For baseball and softball, the visiting team buses may choose to park in the gravel lot across from the main parking lot. Spectators may choose to park in the lot also.