Jarvis Christian College


Enrollment: 547.

Student Body: 60% female, 40% male, 15% out-of-state, international (2 countries represented). African American 107%, Caucasian 2%, Hispanic 4%.

Retention and Graduation: 41% freshmen return for sophomore year. 17% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 2% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 1% grads pursue business degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 13:1. 35 full-time faculty, 46% hold PhDs, 63% are members of minority groups, 49% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Biology/biological sciences; criminal justice/law enforcement administration; health and P.E.

Special Study Options: cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, teacher certification program.

Honors programs: JETS Honors Program Special programs offered to physically disabled students include reader services, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for married students, apartments for single students. 95% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Archives.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 20% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online.


Environment: Rural.

Activities: Choral groups, drama/theater, music ensembles, pep band, student government, international student organization.

Organizations: 33 registered organizations, 6 honor societies, 5 religious organizations. 4 fraternities, 4 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball. Women: Basketball, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: E. W. Rand Health, P.E., and Recreation, J. N. Ervin Religion Center, Walk of Fame, Community and Technology Center, Meyer Science and Mathematics Center, Archives of the Texas Christian Missionary Fellowship of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 2.63. 6% in top 25% of high school class, 23% in top 50% of high school class. 99% from public high schools. Minimum paper TOEFL 500. Minimum computer TOEFL 173.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Other factors considered include: Class rank, academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, talent/ability.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 3 English, 2 mathematics, 1 science, 3 social studies, 7 academic electives. Academic units recommended: 3 English, 2 mathematics, 1 science, 3 social studies, 7 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 525 applied, 92% admitted, 25% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), standardized test scores, Lowest grade transferable F.

General Admission Information: Application fee $50. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 8/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Neither credit nor placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $8,528. Room and board $6,715. Required fees $1,080. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution’s own financial aid form, state aid form Financial aid filing deadline 4/15. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 5/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, United Negro College Fund. Loans: Direct Subsidized Stafford, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford, Direct PLUS, FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, UNCF institutional.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,729. Off-campus job opportunities are fair.

Financial Aid Statistics: 75% freshmen, 100% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 33% freshmen, 23% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 63% freshmen, 89% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 3% freshmen, 6% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 98% freshmen, 98% undergrads receive any aid. 93% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $20,000.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, athletics, religious affiliation, state/district residency.

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