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Inspiring Greatness

September 18, 1911

Total enrollment
4,778 (2011)

+1 601-477-4000

Maroon, Gold

Public University

Dr. Jesse Smith, Ph.D.

Bruiser the Bobcat

18 September 1911

Jones County Junior College

Former names
Jones County Agricultural High School

Ellisville, Mississippi, United States

900 S Court St, Ellisville, MS 39437, USA

Undergraduate tuition and fees
Local tuition: 2,722 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 4,722 USD (2015)

Notable alumni
Deion Branch, Chris McDaniel, Charles W Pickering, Stacey E Pickering, Javon Walker

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Jones County Junior College is a junior college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools located in Ellisville, Mississippi. JCJC serves its eight-county district consisting of Clarke, Covington, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Perry, Smith and Wayne counties. The college holds membership in the Mississippi Association of Colleges, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. In 2014, the men's basketball team defeated Indian Hills Community College to win the NJCAA National Championship.


In 1955, the Jones County Junior College football team became the first all-white team in Mississippi to play a racially-integrated team. Jones County played in the Junior Rose Bowl, now the Pasadena Bowl, against Compton Community College in Compton, California. Erle Johnston, a Mississippi journalist and political figure, shortly before his death in 1995, organized the 40th anniversary celebration for players from the two teams.

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In 1922, Mississippi allowed college courses to be included in the curriculum of agricultural high schools. The Jones County Agricultural High School became the Jones County Agricultural High School and Junior College. The Jones County Agricultural High School was founded in 1911. In September of 1927, the first 26 students attended the college. The Junior College separated with the Jones County Agricultural High School in 1957.


The C. L. Neil Building contains the college cafeteria.

Notable alumni

  • Deion Branch, NFL football wide receiver and MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX
  • Chris McDaniel, an attorney, conservative commentator and a Republican politician in the Mississippi Senate
  • Jackie Parker, football player, member of the college football and CFL halls of fame.
  • Charles W. Pickering, former Mississippi state senator and retired U.S. District Court Judge
  • Stacey Pickering, State Auditor of Mississippi
  • Red West, actor
  • Damien Wilson, NFL linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Notable faculty

  • Ray Perkins, former head football coach
  • Anthony Maddox, assistant football coach
  • References

    Jones County Junior College Wikipedia

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