Jamestown Community College is committed to connecting you to your goals by providing challenging educational experiences in a caring environment.
Located in southwestern New York, JCC was founded in 1950 as part of the State University of New York. The present enrollment is approximately 3,500 full- and part-time credit students at two campuses, two extension centers, and online. In 2012, JCC was named the “Top Performing Public Two-Year College in New York” in a report published by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
JCC is a comprehensive, regional, open access, student-centered institution that embraces academic excellence and meets the service area's learning needs in diverse ways. JCC programming includes 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 and northwestern Pennsylvania.
The original campus is located on a 107-acre site in Jamestown, in the southwestern corner of New York. The Cattaraugus County Campus, 50 miles east of Jamestown, is located in Olean, NY. Extension centers in Dunkirk, NY and Warren, Pa. serve the needs of students in outlying areas. College-level courses are offered in numerous area high schools, as well as online.
Characterized by a climate of informal interaction among its board of trustees, administration, staff, faculty, and students, the college provides a working and learning environment conducive to growth and change, while maintaining high, nationally recognized standards. The diversity of student life on JCC campuses reflects the individuality of the students who attend.
While maintaining an open admissions policy, the college has assured itself of high quality in its student body through the Unified Student Assistance (USA) program which guarantees a full resident tuition scholarship to those students in the college’s service area who graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class.
The college offers A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees in 35 areas as well as 20 certificate programs. Approximately 40% of graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation. JCC currently has transfer agreements with 41 colleges/universities. The college has a major community outreach program which focuses on economic development and personal enrichment. During the past year, approximately 10,000 individuals registered for contract and non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops.
The college faculty includes 88 full-time faculty with another 318 community members serving as adjunct instructors. The permanent support staff totals 210.
JCC is a member of the Western New York Athletic Conference and Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The college believes that education involves body and spirit as well as the mind. JCC students participate in intercollegiate competition in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, golf, and swimming; women’s volleyball and softball; and men’s baseball and wrestling.
JCC has grown over the last decade, enjoying $82 million in capital improvements which include construction and renovation of the Cattaraugus County Campus, construction of three residence halls, a renovated student center, a Science Center that was designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards and is a showplace for sustainability in building design and operation, and state-of-the-art nursing classrooms and laboratories in renovated space. The college has obtained funding for capital projects that will result in the repurposing of 10,000 square feet as well as construction and renovation of approximately 30,000 square feet.