Jamestown Community College

Tel: (716)338-1000
4,927 students
Public institution
Jamestown Community College is a comprehensive, regional, open-access, student-centered institution that embraces academic excellence and meets the service area's learning needs in diverse ways, including liberal arts transfer degree programs, career programs, community service, developmental education, and business and industry training. The college's partnership with the greater community contributes to the social and intellectual improvement, economic development, and cultural enrichment of western New York State and northwestern Pennsylvania.
School Highlights:
Jamestown Community College serves 4,927 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Jamestown Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Chautauqua County, NY.
The nearest community college is Jamestown Business College (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 165 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jamestown Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 165 staff
59 staff
Jamestown Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,927 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,927 students
1,282 students
Jamestown Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Jamestown Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,742 students
810 students
Jamestown Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,185 students
1,017 students
Jamestown Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Jamestown Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Jamestown Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Jamestown Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Jamestown Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Jamestown Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Jamestown Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Jamestown Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Jamestown Community College Unknown (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
Jamestown Community College non_resident (2012-2013)
Jamestown Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.17 0.53
Jamestown Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,810 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,030 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,810 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,030 $10,294
Jamestown Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 340 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Jamestown Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Jamestown Community College, founded in 1950 as a predominantly transfer, liberal arts oriented institution, was among the first community colleges within the State University of New York. The college has grown from an enrollment of 169 students attending classes at Jamestown High School to an enrollment of over 4,000 in a multi-campus institution. The Jamestown Campus is located on a 107-acre site at the foot of Chautauqua Lake in Jamestown, New York. The Cattaraugus County Campus is located 50 miles east of Jamestown in Olean, New York. JCC also operates centers in Dunkirk, New York and Warren, Pennsylvania. Jamestown Campus facilities includes the Hamilton Collegiate Center, the Hultquist Library, a gymnasium and Arts and Sciences Center, along with the science laboratories, a technology center, computer center, the Weeks Gallery, and the 402-seat Scharmann Theatre, which serves as the site for a variety of student and professional cultural events and lectures. The campus state-of-the-art computer resources include 450 computers. The Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center is home to JCC's top-ranked nursing program and its modern nursing laboratory as well as the Center for Continuing Education , which includes microcomputer labs, a theatre, and classrooms designed for short-term training. Jamestown Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its curricula are approved by the State University of New York and are registered by the New York State Department of Education.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Jamestown Jamestown Business College
    Private for-profit
    7 Fairmount Ave
    Jamestown, NY 14701
    2.1  Mi  |  275  students
  • Olean Olean Business Institute
    Private for-profit
    301 N Union St
    Olean, NY 14760
    40.5  Mi  |  0  students
  • Titusville University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
    504 East Main Street
    Titusville, PA 16354
    40.7  Mi  |  367  students
  • Erie Erie Business Center-Erie
    Private for-profit
    246 W Ninth St
    Erie, PA 16501
    44.6  Mi  |  232  students
  • Erie Triangle Tech Inc-Erie
    Private for-profit
    2000 Liberty St
    Erie, PA 16502
    44.8  Mi  |  84  students
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $9,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,998 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 64%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.