Jamestown Community College

  • 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 4,467 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 359 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
Jamestown Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty359 staff158 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Jamestown Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Jamestown Community College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,467 students1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:111:1
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# Full-Time Students1,973 students858 students
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# Part-Time Students2,494 students579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
340 students408 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
7%
24%
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% Black
3%
19%
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% White
79%
39%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.370.74
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College Completion Rate
37%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,300$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,080 is less than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,490 is less than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,080$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,490$10,103
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Tuition Notes7280 out of state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or 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

The nearest community college to Jamestown Community College is Jamestown Business College (2.0 miles away).
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