• 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 3,430 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,430 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,080
  • Out-state tuition: $9,490
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 359 teachers has grown by 112% over five years.
Jamestown Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
359 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jamestown Community College has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Jamestown Community College diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,430 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,654 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,776 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
260 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,654 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,776 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
340 students
408 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
6%
23%
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% Black
3%
17%
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% White
82%
43%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.32
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.03%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,300
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,080 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,490 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,080
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,490
$10,195
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Tuition Notes
7280 out of state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,250
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

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How much does Jamestown Community College cost?

Jamestown Community College's tuition is approximately $5,080 for In-State students and $9,490 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,430 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,080
  • Out-state tuition: $9,490
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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