Jamestown Community College

Tel: (716)338-1000
  • 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Jamestown Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Chautauqua County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Jamestown Community College is Jamestown Business College (2.2 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jamestown Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty169 staff81 staff
Jamestown Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Jamestown Community College has grown by 41% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Jamestown Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,065 students1,701 students
Jamestown Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:128:1
Jamestown Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,551 students1,163 students
Jamestown Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,514 students538 students
Jamestown Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Jamestown Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Jamestown Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Jamestown Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Jamestown Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Jamestown Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Jamestown Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Jamestown Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Jamestown Community College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Jamestown Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.69
Jamestown Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Jamestown Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,300$35,300
Jamestown Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,080 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,490 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,080$5,512
Jamestown Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,490$10,202
Jamestown Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes7280 out of state
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%93%
Jamestown Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,250$13,747
Jamestown Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,289$5,868
Jamestown Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Jamestown Business College
    Private, 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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For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,512 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,236 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. 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.