• Address: 101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24013

  • Phone Number: (888) 985-8483

  • Website: http://www.jchs.edu/jefferson-online

About

Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) is a private not-for-profit institution located at Roanoke in Virginia and was established in 1914 in collaboration with Carilion Clinic. The college conducts regular health fairs and other medical programs for the welfare of the community and also extends it beyond their own locality. Popular majors at the college include Nursing, Physical Therapy Technician, and Occupational Therapist Assistant. The college an integral part of one of the largest health systems in Virginia. 

  • The college has a student population consisting of 1,081 students among which 841 are full-time students and 240 are part-time enrollments.

  • The student-faculty ratio at the college is 8:1.

  • The total graduation rate of the college is 43%.


 Online

  • The college provides 20 online programs across 3 majors.

  • The programs are conducted through the Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) Blackboard online learning service. This ensures a smooth conduction of classes in an easily navigable and clutter-free online environment. Students can also access details about their academic advancements, future academic involvement, assignments, grade report, and also attend quizzes as well as discussion boards through this facility.

  • The classes are conducted in an immersive, interactive, and informational manner that demands student-involvement and class participation.


Reviews

  • The faculty and staff are very supportive of students in the college. One on one instruction is provided to every student of the college. This enables a deeper understanding of the course material and easier doubt resolving.

  • Clinical experience is provided to the students at nearby hospitals to help them excel in their practical work. The campus infrastructure and academic resources are sophisticated and updated.

  • Transferring credits are easy in this college. Hands-on programs are available in this college for students to have more exposure. Good placement opportunities are offered for graduate students.

  • The community is small and focused on maximizing scholastic gains in order to employ the same in their professional lives. JCHS PA programs are one of the best and prepare graduates to provide world-class diagnostic and medical services.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Roanoke, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

009893

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.jchs.edu/jefferson-online, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The college is accredited and is recognized officially by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Programmatic Accreditation

Nursing programs offered by the university are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 8: 1
Total Population 1,081
Student Population Full Time: 841 Part Time: 240
Gender Division Male: 18 % Female: 82 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 59 %

The College Monk

Female: 37 %

Total Graduation Rate: 43 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Jefferson College of Health Sciences offers 21 online programs across 3 Majors

Nursing

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 12 programs accross 4 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The college aids its students in payment of fees through various financial assistance options. These aids are provided in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities.

Students are required to meet certain eligibility factors to avail these facilities. The eligibility criteria include academic performance, nationality, citizenship, military background, and financial condition of the applicants. Eligible applicants are required to fill in the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid. Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) federal school code is 009893.

Some of the financial aid programs offered to the students are given here.

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study option along with Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

  • Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) is provided under State Aids.

  • Institutional Aids offered by the college include the Admission Awards, Educational Foundation Scholarships, and Merit Scholarship for Biomedical Sciences Student.

  • Military Aids such as Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, and the Tuition Assistance Program is provided.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,727 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $750 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,774 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,774 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $13,998 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) $2,816 Residents of Virginia. Merit-Based. Varies

Data Source: http://www.jchs.edu/jefferson-online, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Admissions Awards Varies Full-time Student. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Educational Foundation Scholarships Varies 2.0 GPA. High school graduate. Enrolled for at least 6 credits. June 30th, 2018
Merit Scholarship for Biomedical Sciences Students Varies Merit-Based. Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. January 22nd, 2019

Data Source: http://www.jchs.edu/jefferson-online, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $14,026 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Elected to make contributions from own military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Members of the Reserve component called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program Varies Eligible members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.jchs.edu/jefferson-online, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $22,195
$30,001 - $48,000 $23,046
$48,001 - $75,000 $20,441
$75,001 - $110,000 $25,374
Over $110,000 $25,862

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 37% $4,081
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $13,006
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $4,384
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $8,037
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 85% $6,993
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 85% $6,098
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 23,949
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 25 $11,575
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 19 $10,892
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 6 $13,736

Data Source: http://www.jchs.edu/jefferson-online, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

  • The library at the college has a vast collection of medical and medicine related materials and resources for pedagogic advantage. The library collections are updated regularly and the subscriptions are renewed to provide the best service possible.

  • Librarians conduct @Lunchtime which is a free workshops program available to all interested Jefferson students, faculty and staff. This series of workshops are conducted on most of the days.

  • The library has an open-access catalog that has a detailed list of all the available resources both in the online and offline format that can be viewed by people who want a glimpse of the featured books here.

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