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About JCEC

It’s now easier than ever for students throughout Jackson County to get an early start on their college education! If you choose to enter the Jackson County Early College (JCEC), you can complete a degree or certification that transfers to major universities. The best part? It saves you MAJOR money!


Offer an inclusive Early College program designed to encourage students from all backgrounds and socio-economic levels to earn college credits, a degree, or a certification so they are prepared for a meaningful and successful career in the community.  


Jackson County Early College will provide students and parents an exceptional academic experience that promotes student success in a college environment while reducing the time and expense of a college education.  


  • Develop a skilled workforce to meet the employment needs of Jackson County businesses.
  • Prepare students as they transition from high school to college to career.
  • Provide a quality college experience at little cost to families.
  • Improve the high school and college completion rate for Jackson County students.