Jackson, TN's schools provide opportunities for both young and older students to begin their careers or get the necessary training to advance or enter a new field. Here is some background
Jackson, TN Colleges and Universities Overview
With seven colleges and universities within driving distance, it's no wonder Jackson boasts a highly skilled workforce and educated population.
Union University continues to be ranked in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges. It is a private liberal arts university offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, with about 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled.
Lambuth University, founded in 1843, is a four-year liberal arts university that offers more than 60 different areas of study. Located in the historical midtown section of Jackson, the 50-acre campus is graced with beautiful Georgian style buildings and well-established trees and greenery. U.S. News and World Report has cited Lambuth as one of the South’s Top 25 Undergraduate Colleges. Lambuth was also named one of the nation’s Top 100 Outstanding Colleges by the Washington Post.
Lane College, a historically black college, offers its nearly 1,000 students a technology-rich academic program (a computer-to-student ratio of 1.2:1) and a premier library/learning resource center. Founded in 1882 by a CME Bishop, Lane College has a history of excellence in liberal arts.
Jackson State Community College
Jackson State Community College, a two-year college, offers collegiate experience for students close to home. Students can enroll in classes and receive a technical certificate, which prepares them for the workforce or earn an associate degree before transferring to a four-year college or university.
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson's mission is to provide opportunities for quality technical and professional training. TTC-Jackson provides industrial training for Jackson and surrounding counties and offers 15 full-time training programs as well as various night classes for students who work during the day.
The University of Memphis
For more than 30 years, the University of Memphis has been serving students in the Jackson/Dyersburg area. Formerly Memphis State University, the school offers more than 12 undergraduate and graduate degree programs including education, nursing, engineering, communications and business.
The University of Tennessee at Martin
The University of Tennessee at Martin also has a campus in the Jackson area. The UT Martin Jackson Center shares a campus with the Tennessee Technology Center, where all courses and administration offices are based.
Freed-Hardman University in nearby Henderson is a private institution associated with the churches of Christ and was founded in 1869. Undergraduate degrees include Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Work. Graduate degrees include Master of Arts in New Testament, Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Science in Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Education Specialist.