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Reviews 412 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Freshman

Online Courses: I have taken a few online courses at Jackson College and have been more than pleased with all of them. Some of the online courses I took I was a duel enrolled high school student and the work never seemed to interfere with my other classes. My professors were always quick to email me back whenever I needed any help and there was always a forum for students to ask and answer each others question about the class or the program. Being a commuter I love taking online courses to cut back on my gas expenses driving to the school more often than i need to. Due dates have always been reasonable and the school website (JetNet) is very easy to navigate.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: Jackson College provides students in programs like nursing or criminal justice a leg up in finding a job. Students are very marketable at the local hospital and prison.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at Jackson College has been a great one. I love the staff and the students. Everyone is very friendly and open. I host fundraisers for my women's rights organization in the school library and have a great turn out and am always asked when the next fundraiser will be. The school has supported me in my college career and in my fundraising events. It is a great school to attend and recommend it to all of my friends.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Jackson College is a great school to go to if you are going into nursing or criminal justice because of the state prison in town. They offer a great nursing and criminology program, making the students pursuing those degrees very marketable and highly likely to be employed at the near by prison. If you are not pursuing a degree in one of those two programs Jackson College is still a great school to attend before transferring because the classes do not cost much, are of great quality, and easily transferable.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Jackson College is a great school to start off at before transferring to a four year university. My favorite aspect of Jackson College is its diversity and the welcoming atmosphere towards all of its students. The staff is great and always very helpful, each professor works in their student's best interests. The administration does everything they can to see all of the students succeed and make one's college experience as smooth as possible. The hand written acceptance letter I was mailed showed me even before attending that the school cares very highly for their students and having a personal relationship with them. Jackson College is a great school and I recommend it to everyone I know who is struggling to decide what college to attend, it is cheap, most classes transfer easily, and provides a great education.

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3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have had to take English 131 although I already have Credit in English 132 and 250 and 280 level Literature and writing courses, which already show I know how to write at the 131 level. I even offered to prepare a portfolio, or take their placement testing, but the English Department which is the ONLY department on campus that will not look at either of the placement, higher level courses from other institutions or a portfolio of writings to waive the 131 requirement. Thus, costing me more money and time that could have been spent taking one of the few core classes I need to complete my degree. Also my "Guidance Counselor" was supposed to look into several other courses that he felt should have transferred as core classes or been used to fill pre-requisite courses so I would have few courses to take and I have yet to hear from him almost a year later.

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2 College Junior

Online Courses: The course load for online classes more than that of in class courses. The assignments tend to be written in short vague sentences and when you do have a question you often don't get a response until the day or hour that the assignment is due. Hybrid classes, you often do not get questions to assignments that were due before the classroom portion of the class is finished until the end of class, resulting in a mark of a missed assignment. I do give some professors credit for giving extensions for assignments where questions couldn't be answered before the due date/time.

1 College Junior

Career Services: As stated before, I am unaware of any alumni networking, job prospects in this area are low especially with only an Associates Degree. The lack of counseling from day one is almost a joke. You are pretty much left to figure it out yourself or get a copy of the catalogue and take it to the school you are going to get your higher degree from or different employer prospects and ask them which courses they would like to see on your resume.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The topics in all but two of my courses actually fit the catalogue description and were straight forward. 3 of my other classes were not at all what the course was described as and were paper/project heavy along with very long and hard to follow power point presentations. I only had two instructors that I had issues with on a personal level but was able to put my dislike aside and do well in their courses. The way the professors teach are so scattered across the spectrum it's hard to really discuss style. Some are all lecture and tests. Others are more participation and interactive projects/in class activities. They are use very expensive books and only cover a few of the chapters which makes the courses hard to use knowledge wise for your up coming courses that will require material that was supposed to be covered in the earlier courses. Class sizes are very small which is nice, however; very few instructors/professors actually keep their office hours and always rush you if you have questions after class.

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: I know very few students that have gone to this college that have actually gone on to the career path they had chosen. Most are now teachers in subjects they despise. There is no alumni network at this college that I am aware of; certainly not one that offers any sort of mentoring program or companies owned by alumni that actively seek out students who have graduated from this college. The graduation rate is also very low here. There is no quality of career center/service at this college. You are lucky to even get an appointment or phone call back to schedule an appointment and then they seem to stumble through what they are talking about leaving you with a feeling of doubt as to what you really should be doing achieve your goal.

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3 College Junior

Academic Experience: It is hard to have an actual major at this school as the catalogue of classes changes yearly as do the class requirements, also if 30 yrs ago you attended there and were in a special course which required that courses be continually repeated they are counted against you even if they were not graded and were on scholarship and not Federal or State financial aid. Classes also from then no longer count towards meeting your major's criteria because they are considered outdated, although basics such as Algebra have not changed in how the problems are solved in basic concept, so one had to retake the courses prior to where they left off which adds to cost and cuts Financial Aid for future semesters causing one to take out student loans in order to graduate with even a General Studies Degree.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is inconsistency in the Financial Aid Department as to what a student is told and what they really have to accomplish to achieve being able to remain eligible for Aid. The Guidance Counselors meet with you once and then are impossible to contact. They do not return calls or follow up on issues they are supposed to be looking into on the students behalf; although there are a couple counselors that do go out of their way to help you if you can even get in to see them. There is far too much "Journaling" for each class on top of writing papers and regular class work. It takes away from the time to study for the actual test material and your other classes.

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3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Classes fill up very fast and there are very few choices. It's hard to get a class schduled on a day/time that is most convenient for you.

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3 College Junior

Online Courses: Does an okay job of teaching the material. However not as good as a traditional classroom in my opinion.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some professors are very confusing with their course and do not teach it well at all. However other professors, such as Mrs. Main, are very helpful and truely make a difference in your education.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They have a few jobs on campus for the students. However when searching for assistance with choosing a career path or what you need to do to acheive that career, the advising could not be more skewed.

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2 College Junior

Overall Experience: The advising staff does not seem to care much about finding the right classes for the students. The advising had set me up in my first semester in one of the hardest classes at the college, BIO 253, the hybrid course. I had little experience with science before and received poor grades in high school. They didnt recommend a course to learn general biology first.

Classes are also beginning to fill up to the point where they arent small classes anymore yet 30+ students crammed into a small room.

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5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: My school provided me with four classes Monday-Thursday, so I can work night time and weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I don't have any online courses. But they are convient when you can't come to campus for classes.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: I was promised a guaranteed job after graduating and becoming certified.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors really reach out to make sure the students are welcomed. Sometimes they won't make the course load heavy.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There's many opportunities on campus to obtain a job. Jackson College really welcomes student workers.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very easy to speak to staff and get answers to questions

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There offering an online program that is not offered by many other schools

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Have only completed the admissions process so far, but everyone is very helpful. I'm very excited to get started with this school.

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