Jones County Junior College

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Jones College
Former names
Jones County Agricultural High School Jones County Junior College
MottoInspiring Greatness
TypeJunior college
EstablishedSeptember 18, 1911
PresidentDr. Jesse Smith, Ph.D.
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural, 360 acres
ColorsMaroon and Gold         
MascotBruiser the Bobcat
Jones County Junior College as viewed from U.S. Route 11

Jones College is a public community college in Ellisville, Mississippi. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and serves its eight-county district consisting of Clarke, Covington, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Perry, Smith and Wayne counties. The college holds membership in the Mississippi Association of Colleges, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. In 2014, the men's basketball team defeated Indian Hills Community College to win the NJCAA National Championship.[1]

In 1955, the Jones County Junior College football team became the first all-white team in Mississippi to play a racially integrated team. A well-respected player, Diamo Baddie, was very well happy about this. Jones County played in the Junior Rose Bowl, now the Pasadena Bowl, against Compton Community College in Compton, California. Erle Johnston, a Mississippi journalist and political figure, shortly before his death in 1995, organized the 40th anniversary celebration for players from the two teams.[2]


In 1922, Mississippi allowed college courses to be included in the curriculum of agricultural high schools. The Jones County Agricultural High School became the Jones County Agricultural High School and Junior College. The Jones County Agricultural High School was founded in 1911. In September 1927, the first 26 students attended the college. The Junior College separated with the Jones County Agricultural High School in 1957.[3]

In 2018, the college was rebranded as Jones College. The school is still legally called Jones County Junior College.


The C. L. Neil Building contains the college cafeteria.[4]

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  1. ^ "IHCC-Jones County NJCAA National Championship Game". KTVO-TV via station website. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Erle E. Johnston, Jr., Papers". Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Jones County Junior College :: Inspiring Greatness. (2016). Retrieved 4 December 2016, from
  4. ^ Home page. Jones County Junior College Dining. Retrieved on April 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Super Bowl XXXIX
  6. ^ "Charles W. Pickering, Sr". Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Bobcats in the NFL". Retrieved Feb 2, 2018.
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