Mission, Vision, & Statement of Beliefs


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.


Jamestown Community College, an integral part of our communities' social and economic frameworks, will be the region's premier provider of transfer, career, developmental, and continuing education, and will be recognized for academic excellence, a collaborative spirit, innovative leadership, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Statement of Beliefs

  • Commitment to Quality: The college is committed to student learning and to the promotion of the college, its mission, and the welfare of our communities.
  • Commitment to Students: We believe students and other consumers of college services are the first priority in all we do.
  • Commitment to Life-long Learning: We believe the entire college community is responsible for enriching lives by creating an atmosphere dedicated to lifelong learning and intellectual inquiry and for promoting communication, collaboration, and greater understanding of our pluralistic society and the world in which we live.
  • Commitment to Community Partnership: We believe we share a responsibility for the well being of our college and must play a role, in partnership with other community agencies, in fostering the economic, social, and cultural well being of our community.