Jackson State Community College to open site in Paris

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College has announced they will open an educational site in Paris.

JSCC Jackson State logoJSCC will offer classes at the new location starting at the beginning of the spring semester, according to a release from the school.

The new site will consist of five rooms in the Central Community Service Center at 55 Jones Bend Road.

Students will be able to take college courses in high school through dual enrollment or earn an associate degree and join the workforce or transition into a four-year university, the release states.

“It’s really exciting for the community to have a two-year college presence,” Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell said in the release. “This makes us a more complete community, and it’s going to enhance our economic impact by providing opportunities for people to get jobs and make the community better.”

The college expects 50 to 75 students the first semester and plans to grow the enrollment to as many as 200, according to the release.

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