Jefferson College of Health Sciences Roanoke, VA

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C O L L E G E P R O F I L E - O V E R V I E W

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, VA

Jefferson College of Health Sciences offers masters degrees in nursing, physicians assistant, and occupational therapy, as well as 12 baccalaureate and associate healthcare degrees. Its campus is located in Roanoke.

Web Site www.jchs.edu/

Institution Type Private

Coeducational Yes

Undergraduate Students 876

Women 704 (80.4%)

Men 172 (19.6%)

Graduate Students 255

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult

Overall Admission Rate 38% of 540 applicants were admitted

Early Action Offered No Early Decision Offered No Regular Admission

Deadline Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA 3.49

SAT Math 468 average

420-520 range of middle 50% SAT Critical Reading 489 average

430-530 range of middle 50%

SAT Writing 479 average

420-510 range of middle 50%

ACT Composite 20 average

18-22 range of middle 50%

Selection of Students

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Academic GPA X

Standardized Tests X

Essay X

Extracurricular Activities X

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance Not available

Tuition and Fees $24,400

Room and Board Not reported

Average Percent of Need Met Not reported

Average Freshman Award Not reported

Average Indebtedness of

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ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System Semester

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 72

Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 33% of classes

10-19 students: 32% of classes 20-29 students: 22% of classes 30-39 students: 12% of classes 40-49 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Roanoke Population 97,469

Nearest Metropolitan Area

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students in College Housing 5.9E+001% of freshmen, 16% of all students

Athletic Conferences Mascot

Sororities Fraternities

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.2% Asian

8.5% Black/African-American 4.1% Hispanic/Latino

1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 82.2% White

1.4% Unknown

International Students 0.1%

First-Year Students Returning 61.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.9%

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 92% Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted

High School Program College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

Subject Required Units Recommended

Units

English 4

Mathematics 2 3

Science 2 4

Foreign Language Social Studies History

Academic Electives

Examinations

Exam Scores Due inAdmissions Office

SAT or ACT Required Not reported

SAT Only Recommended Not reported ACT Only

SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT SAT Subject Tests Only

ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported Use of SAT/ACT

Essay Not reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office

Address 101 Elm Avenue SE

City, State, Zip Roanoke, VA 24013

Phone (540) 985-8483

Fax (540) 985-9773

E-mail admissions@jchs.edu

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered No Early Decision Deadline Early Decision

Notification

Early Action Offered No Early Action Deadline

Early Action Notification

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admission

Deadline Rolling

Application Fee $35 Application Fee Waiver Available Regular Admission

Notification Rolling

Accept Offer of

Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks ifnotified after May 1 Waiting List Used Yes

Defer Admission Student can defer admission Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted

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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued

Application Form

Common Application Not accepted Universal College

Application Not accepted

Electronic Application Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview Not required

Essay or Personal Statement Letters of Recommendation Other

Financial Need Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Rigor of Secondary School Record X

Academic GPA X

Standardized Tests X

Class Rank X

Recommendations X

Essay X

Interview X

Level of Applicant's Interest

Extracurricular Activities X

Volunteer Work X

Particular Talent/Ability X

Character/Personal Qualities X

First Generation to Attend College

State Residency X

Geographic Residence X

Relation with Alumnus X

Religious Affiliation/ Commitment X

Ethnicity X

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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Admission Rates

Overall Admission Rate 38% of 540 applicants were admitted

Women 36% of 434 applicants were admitted

Men 46% of 106 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled 79 (38%) of 206 admitted students enrolled

Women 53 (34%) of 157 admitted students enrolled

Men 26 (53%) of 49 admitted students enrolled

Early Decision Admission Rate Early Action Admission Rate

Students Offered Wait List

Students Accepting Wait List Position Students Admitted From Wait List

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math 468 average

420-520 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 1%

Score of 600 - 700 2% Score of 500 - 600 32% Score of 400 - 500 53% Score of 300 - 400 10% Score of 200 - 300 2%

SAT Critical Reading 489 average

430-530 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 0%

Score of 600 - 700 11% Score of 500 - 600 35% Score of 400 - 500 41% Score of 300 - 400 12% Score of 200 - 300 1%

SAT Writing 479 average

420-510 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 0%

Score of 600 - 700 5% Score of 500 - 600 35% Score of 400 - 500 51% Score of 300 - 400 9% Score of 200 - 300 0%

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA 3.49

3.75 and Above 37%

3.50 - 3.74 14%

3.25 - 3.49 16%

3.00 - 3.24 15%

2.50 - 2.99 18%

2.00 - 2.49

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite 20 average

18-22 range of middle 50% Score of 30 - 36 0%

Score of 24 - 29 9% Score of 18 - 23 70% Score of 12 - 17 21% Score of 6 - 11 0% Score of 5 or Below 0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank

National Merit Scholar Not reported Valedictorian Not reported Class President Not reported Student Gov. Officer Not reported

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TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance Not available Tuition and Fees $24,400 Room and Board Not reported

Books and Supplies $1,200

Other Expenses $6,078

Payment Plans Credit card

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office

E-mail djohnson@jchs.edu

Web Site Financial Aid Web Site

Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline

Award Notification On a rolling basis Method for Awarding

Institutional Aid Federal Methodology

Forms Required Cost to File

FAFSA

Code is 009893 Free

Institution's own form State Aid Form

PROFILE OF 2013-14 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen

Financial Aid Applicants 66 (100.0%) of freshmen Found to Have Need 66 (100.0%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 66 (100.0%) of applicants with

financial need Need Fully Met Not reported Avg. Pct. of Need Met Not reported Average Award Not reported

Need-Based Gift Received by 66 (100.0%) of aid recipients

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 51 (77.3%) of aidrecipients Merit-Based Gift Received by 23 (34.8%) of aid

recipients Merit-Based Gift Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants 686 (100.0%) of undergraduates Found to Have Need 684 (99.7%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 684 (100.0%) of applicants with

financial need Need Fully Met Not reported Avg. Pct. of Need Met Not reported Average Award Not reported

Need-Based Gift Received by 684 (100.0%) of aid recipients

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 546 (79.8%) of aidrecipients Merit-Based Gift Received by 174 (25.4%) of aid

recipients Merit-Based Gift Not reported

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PROFILE OF 2013-14 FINANCIAL AID - continued

Borrowing

2014 Graduates Who Took Out Loans Not reported

Average Indebtedness of 2014 Graduates Not reported

Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans

Parents of Students Receiving Aid Not reported

Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans

Federal Loans Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans State Loans

Other Loans Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships Non-Need-Based

Available Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/ Achievement Award Areas

Health Fields, Biological Sciences

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Health Fields, Biological Sciences Creative Arts/

Performance Award Areas

Not reported

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Not reported Special Achievements/

Activities Award Areas Not reported Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Not reported Special Characteristics

Award Areas Local/State Students Number of Awards Not reported

Top Areas (By

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FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS - continued

Employment

Work-Study Programs Federal work study available, other work study available Average Earnings from

On-Campus Employment

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C O L L E G E P R O F I L E - A C A D E M I C S

Academic Calendar System Semester

Summer Session Offered

General Catalog/Bulletin Online Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors

Biomedical Sciences, General

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician

Health/Health Care Administration/Management Health/Medical Psychology

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued

Most Popular Disciplines Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Parks and recreation

Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs None

Special Programs Accelerated program, Double major, Independent study,

Internships

Study Abroad Not offered

Online Degrees Some online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Computer Not required

Foreign Language Not required

Math/Science Required for all students

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International Baccalaureate Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for credit

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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty 72

Part-Time Faculty 85

Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree Not reported

Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 33% of classes

10-19 students: 32% of classes 20-29 students: 22% of classes 30-39 students: 12% of classes 40-49 students: 1% of classes

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs 10-19 students: 72% of discussion sections/labs

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries

Library Available on Campus Yes

Holdings 5,569

Computing

Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer

Computers Available on Campus 72

Internet/E-mail Access Not reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction

Tutoring Available

Services for Learning Disabled Students Available

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

Nursing Education

Nursing and Healthcare Administration

Nursing--General Occupational Therapy

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

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LOCATION AND SETTING

Roanoke Population 97,469 Nearest Metropolitan

Area

Environment Small city

Campus Size 1 acre

Weather

Temperature 25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September

Rain 119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map Map

Nearest Airport 4 miles from campus in Roanoke Nearest Bus Station 6 miles from campus in Roanoke Nearest Train Station 40 miles from campus in

Lynchburg

HOUSING

College Housing College offers housing to students

Types of Housing Coed dorms

Students in College Housing 5.9E+001% of freshmen, 16% of all students

Housing Requirements

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting 84%

Off-Campus Housing Assistance Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

SECURITY

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices Available

24-Hour Security Patrols Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances Available

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Health Service Not offered

Personal Counseling Offered

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SPORTS AND RECREATION

Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences Mascot

School Colors

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sport

WOMEN MEN

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SPORTS AND RECREATION - continued

Club Sports

Women's Club Sports cross-country running, softball, tennis, volleyball

Men's Club Sports basketball, cross-country running, softball, tennis, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Activities and

Organizations student government, student newspaper Sororities

Fraternities ROTC

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STUDENT BODY

Coeducational Yes

All Undergraduates 876

Women 704 (80.4%)

Men 172 (19.6%)

Full-Time Undergraduates 739

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.2% Asian

8.5% Black/African-American 4.1% Hispanic/Latino

1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 82.2% White

1.4% Unknown

International Students 0.1%

Average Age 25

All Graduate Students 255

UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION AND GRADUATION

First-Year Students Returning 61.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years 32.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years 37.0%

AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 92%

Average Starting Salary Not reported

Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported

Disciplines Pursued Not reported

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