• Jefferson Community College is one of 64 campuses--and one of 30 community colleges--which comprise the State University of New York (SUNY) system; it is the only institution of higher education whose campus is within a 50 mile radius of the city of Watertown, NY.

School Highlights

Jefferson Community College serves 2,984 students (53% 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 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,984 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,752
  • Out-state tuition: $9,504
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 252 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Jefferson Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
252 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Jefferson Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Jefferson Community College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,984 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,573 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,411 students
579 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Jefferson Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
288 students
366 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,573 students
858 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,411 students
679 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
36 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
294 students
355 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
7%
24%
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% Black
8%
19%
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% White
75%
39%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
4%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.42
0.74
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.93%
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)
$33,400
$35,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Jefferson Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,752 is less than the state average of $6,737. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,504 is less than the state average of $10,873. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,752
$6,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,504
$10,873
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,887
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,740
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
75%
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

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
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Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • The College offers 17 A.A.S. career curricula, 15 transfer A.A. or A.S. curricula and 9 certificate programs. Along with its credit bearing programs, the College offers a variety of workshops, seminars and workforce training opportunities. Cultural events, open to the public, routinely include film and theatrical events, lectures, seminars, and art exhibitions. Personal, academic, and vocational counseling are provided to both students and the community. The College is supervised by the State University of New York and sponsored by Jefferson County. Its service area is largely rural, with agriculture and tourism the dominant industries. The College campus, located near Interstate Highway 81 on the western boundary of the City of Watertown, consists of eight permanent buildings, athletic fields and ample parking for its commuter student body. Technology plays an important role in supporting the educational process at the College. There are 5 instructional computer classrooms and one open computer resource center which are all connected to a campus-wide network. Faculty and staff have access to the same campus-wide network from their offices for application and information sharing as well as electronic mail and Internet access. In addition to its Middle States accreditation, the College is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and is a member of the Sevicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) and the Servicemembers Opportunity College Associate Degree Network (SOCAD). Jefferson is a founding member of the higher educational consortium, SUNY Colleges in the North Country.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Jefferson Community College cost?

Jefferson Community College's tuition is approximately $4,752 for In-State students and $9,504 for Out-State students.

What sports does Jefferson Community College offer?

Jefferson Community College offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,984 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,752
  • Out-state tuition: $9,504
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,737 per year for in-state students and $10,873 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,322 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New York is Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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