Jefferson Community College

  • 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 3,602 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Jefferson Community College is the only community colleges within Jefferson County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Jefferson Community College is SUNY College of Technology at Canton (56.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Jefferson Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Jefferson Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty135 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Jefferson Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The Jefferson Community College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,602 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:128:1
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# Full-Time Students1,982 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students1,620 students538 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
11%
19%
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% Black
5%
17%
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% White
77%
49%
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% Two or more races
4%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
Diversity Score0.390.69
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College Completion Rate
27%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,752 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,504 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 63% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,752$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,504$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,128$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,527$5,549
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Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, 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: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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