Jamestown Community College

Tel: (716)338-1000
5,065 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 5,065 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Jamestown Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Chautauqua County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Jamestown Business College (2.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jamestown Community College (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, for profit
Total Faculty 169 staff 73 staff
Jamestown Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,065 has grown by 29% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,065 students 1,467 students
Jamestown Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 27:1
Jamestown Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 2,551 students 957 students
Jamestown Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 2,514 students 378 students
Jamestown Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Jamestown Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
340 400
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Jamestown Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Jamestown Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Jamestown Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Jamestown Community College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Jamestown Community College More (2011-2015)
% Non Resident races
Jamestown Community College Non Resident (2013-2015)
% Unknown races
Jamestown Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.22 0.70
Jamestown Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,610 is more than the state average of $4,444. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,660 is more than the state average of $8,510. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,610 $4,444
Jamestown Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,660 $8,510
Jamestown Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94% 93%
Jamestown Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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 Business College
    Pivate, for profit
    318 students | 2.20 Mi7 Fairmount Ave
    Jamestown NY  14701
  • 371 students | 40.70 Mi504 East Main Street
    Titusville PA  16354
  • 46 students | 44.90 Mi2000 Liberty St
    Erie PA  16502
  • 205 students | 45.30 Mi940 Millcreek Mall
    Erie PA  16510
  • 232 students | 45.30 Mi940 Millcreek Mall
    Erie PA  16565
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,444 per year for in-state students and $8,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,085 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.