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Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is college with 813 students located in Roanoke, VA.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences traces its history to 1914, when the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing was founded by Dr. Hugh Trout Sr., an early pioneer of healthcare in the Roanoke Valley. Dr. Trout obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1902. After completing his surgical residency at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Trout relocated to Southwest Virginia. In 1907, he founded a small, 40-bed hospital, which was named Jefferson Hospital in honor and memory of Thomas Jefferson.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 813
Gender 19% Male / 81% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 86% Full Time / 14% Part Time
Geography 94% In State / 6% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 51% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
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White 85%
Multi-racial 1%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

8% of students live on-campus.

50% of freshman live on-campus.

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Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center tutoring pre-admission summer program writing center reduced course load study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections dorms wired for access to campus-wide network wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration independent study internships liberal arts/career combination accelerated program double major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (35%), Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant (11%), Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other (11%), Occupational Therapist Assistant (8%), Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (7%), Biomedical Sciences (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals, under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in prehospital settings and to supervise Ambulance personnel. Includes instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced EMT procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; crisis scene management and personnel supervision; equipment operation and maintenance; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; communication and computer operations; basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; and professional standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

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Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Any instructional program in registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research, and clinical nursing not listed above.

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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
Nurse Practitioners
Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of occupational therapists, to direct patient participation in skill-enhancing, learning, and motivational tasks; correct or diminish pathologies; and to provide direct health education and promotion services. Includes instruction in human life span development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, record-keeping and documentation, patient education and intervention, activity and program direction, and assistive services management.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of a physical therapist, to implement physical therapy treatment care plans, train patients, conduct treatment interventions, use equipment, and observe and record patient progress. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, principles and procedures of physical therapy, basic neurology and orthopedics, physical therapy modalities, documentation skills, psychosocial aspects of health care, wound and injury care, electrotherapy, working with orthotics and prostheses, and personal and professional ethics.

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Physical Therapist Assistants
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to assist in developing respiratory care plans, administer respiratory care procedures, supervise personnel and equipment operation, maintain records, and consult with other health care team members. Includes instruction in the applied basic biomedical sciences; anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the respiratory system; clinical medicine; therapeutic procedures; clinical expressions; data collection and record-keeping; patient communication; equipment operation and maintenance; personnel supervision; and procedures for special population groups.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Respiratory Therapists
Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.

Associates

A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

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Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Bachelor's

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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Exercise Physiologists
Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

Bachelor's

A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the psychological study of health and illness, and recovery, from the perspective that these phenomena arise from a combination of physical, behavioral, and social conditions. Includes instruction in abnormal and social psychology, psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, learning processes, clinical and behavioral therapies, biopsychosocial modeling, clinical procedures and assessment, preventive education, psychotherapy, rehabilitation processes, and research methods.

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Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 72
Student : Faculty Ratio 9 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 33 : 66
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 41.1% accepted of 509 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 23
 
SATMath430 - 540
Reading410 - 520
Writing420 - 500

Admission Considerations

Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Work Experience

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 2 3
Science 2 4

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,022 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $20,717
$30K-$48K $20,487
$48K-$75K $22,689
$75K-$110K $24,965
$110K+ $23,432

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $22,400, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,400 Same as On-Campus
Housing $6,675 $5,612
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $30,275 $29,212

Students Receiving Aid

99% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 72% $6,307
Federal Scholarships/Grants 52% $4,151
Institutional Grants 99% $5,074
Other Federal Grants 15% $1,296
Other Loans 12% $10,258
Pell Grants 51% $3,873
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 90% $2,526
Student Loans 72% $8,076

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.jchs.edu/page.php/prmid/28.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.jchs.edu/page.php/prmid/919.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

6% of students graduated on time.

39% of students graduated in six years.

61% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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