Jamestown Business College

  • Since 1886 Jamestown Business College has been dedicated to providing students with outstanding career-oriented associate degree and certificate programs. This tradition continues into the 21st century with programs of study offering a quality business education and the technical skills needed in today's workplace.
School Highlights
  • Jamestown Business College serves 318 students (99% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Jamestown Business College is one of 2 community colleges within Chautauqua County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Jamestown Business College is Jamestown Community College (2.2 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jamestown Business College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty11 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Jamestown Business College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Jamestown Business College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment318 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
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# Full-Time Students314 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students4 students538 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
-
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
19%
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% Black
2%
17%
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% White
88%
49%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
Diversity Score0.220.69
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College Completion Rate
50%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,000 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,000$16,236
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,050$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,549
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Acceptance Rate94%70%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • JBC is a private college with about 300 students, just the right size for personalized faculty support and small classes. JBC graduates are skilled in fields of marketing and management, information technology, entrepreneurship, accounting, medical, legal, or general administrative assisting. The college offers degree and non-degree programs that develop professional competencies for business careers and provide a general education to contribute to the intellectual and emotional growth of each student. The various programs meet student needs and the demands of the area community. The campus consists of three connected buildings, a modern two-level structure housing computer labs and classrooms, an administrative building with staff and faculty offices and a classic, historic mansion built around 1900 with classrooms and a student lounge. JBC's location in Jamestown, New York, offers students a wide array of cultural, recreational, and sports activities with a hometown atmosphere unique to a small city. With convenient schedules to fit busy lifestyles, affordability, and career placement, JBC offers the perfect mix for a rewarding and successful college experience.

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