Jefferson College of Health Sciences

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a professional health sciences college, offering 20 degree options on the graduate, bachelor and associate levels, as well as certificate and professional & continuing education programs. With excellent licensure pass rates in our professional programs and high student satisfaction ratings, we are proud to be one of the few private healthcare colleges in the Southern region. We enroll approximately 1,100 students on the undergraduate and graduate levels annually, and employ approximately 70 full-time faculty. The overall student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1, but this varies by program and by classroom/clinical setting. We offer excellent clinical opportunities, extensive distance learning offerings, and continuing education and volunteer opportunities near campus and abroad. Approximately 87 percent of our students receive some sort of financial aid. Academic merit scholarships and grants are also available from $1,000 to full tuition awards ranging from first year only to renewable for four years. Scholarships, loans, grants and Federal work study can be applied for through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We participate in the Carilion Clinic Tuition Advancement Program for our undergraduate and graduate critical need programs, as designated by Carilion Clinic. Students must be an employee of Carilion Clinic to apply for this benefit.

  • Directions: Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) is located at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) 101 Elm Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24031 From points south: • Take Interstate 81 North to Exit 143 for Roanoke/Airport/Rt.581-the exit ramp will take you onto Route 581 South. • Follow Route 581 to exit 6 for Elm Avenue. • Take a right off the exit ramp and get into the left hand lane. • Go through one red light—you will see Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH) on your left. • Take a left at the red light onto Jefferson Street. • Take the next left at the red light. JCHS is located primarily in CRCH and parking can be found in the garage behind the hospital building. From points north: • Directions same as above from Interstate 81. • From Lynchburg: • Take Route 460 West into Roanoke. • Follow signs for downtown Roanoke and Route 581 South. (You will go under a bridge, then take exit ramp onto 581 South). • Directions same as above from second bullet in "From points south." From Martinsville: • Follow 220 North into Roanoke to exit 6, Elm Avenue. • Get in the left-hand lane on the exit ramp. • Take a left onto Elm Avenue. • Directions same as above from third bullet in "From points south."
  • Major Access Routes: I-81, I-581
  • Miles from I-81: 7
  • Monday Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Additional Information: Admission Office Hours