Facts & Figures

JCC at a glance

Founded in 1950 as a predominantly transfer, liberal arts-oriented institution, Jamestown Community College was the first locally sponsored SUNY public community college and is now one of 30 community colleges within the 64-member SUNY system.

JCC has grown from its original location within the Jamestown High School building and an enrollment of 169 students into a multi-campus institution. JCC has two campuses and two extension sites and offers courses in high schools throughout the region.

  • The Jamestown Campus (1950) is located 80 miles south of Buffalo on a 107-acre site in Jamestown, NY.
  • The Cattaraugus County Campus (1976) is located 50 miles east of Jamestown in Olean, NY.
  • The North County Center is located 30 miles north of Jamestown in Dunkirk, NY.
  • The Warren Center (1987) is located in North Warren, PA.

2023-2024: 1817 total students (100%)

Enrollment by gender & ethnicity

  • Female students: 1076 (59%) | Male students: 741 (41%)
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native students: 3%
  • Asian students: 1%
  • Black (non Hispanic) students: 5%
  • Hispanic (any race) students: 9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students: <1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • White (non Hispanic) students: 75%
  • Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Age statistics

  • Students under 23: 65% | Students 23 and older: 35%
  • Mean age, all students: 24 | Mean age, first time, full-time: 19

Top 3 programs for degree-seeking students

Enrollment by program type

  • A.A. students: 123 (7%)
  • A.A.S. students: 699 (38%)
  • A.S. students: 796 (44%)
  • Certificate students: 74 (4%)
  • Non-degree seeking students: 125 (7%)

Faculty statistics

  • Total faculty: 174 | Student to faculty ratio: 15 to 1

Graduate statistics for graduating class of 2021-22

  • 80% of graduates who completed the graduate follow-up survey were employed full-time or pursuing further education within six months of graduation.
  • Top transfer schools: SUNY Fredonia | SUNY University at Buffalo | Capella University | St. Bonaventure University | Pennsylvania Western University
  • Student retention rate: fall to fall retention rate for first time, full-time students for the fall 2022 cohort was 55%.

Student success & completion

Three-year graduation, transfer, & persistence rates: first-time, full-time students

A study of the 759 students who enrolled as first time, full time students at JCC in fall 2019  indicated, 36% had graduated by the start of the fall 2022 semester. An additional 10% transferred to other colleges prior to graduation, and 4% were still enrolled in fall 2022. (Source: State University of New York Jamestown Community College Office of Institutional Research & National Student Clearinghouse)

Three-year graduation, transfer, & persistence rates of student athletes: The number of students in this disaggregated group is too small to be meaningful. (N<5)

Graduate job placement

A total of 63% of 2021-2022 JCC graduates with Associate in Applied Science degrees responding to a survey indicated they were employed full-time. Of those responding, 67% said their current occupation is highly related to their JCC degree area and 85% said JCC prepared them for their positions in the workforce (46% indicated “very well,” 39% noted “adequately”). In the same survey, 95% of full-time transfer students responded that JCC prepared them for continuing their education. Of the respondents, 44% indicated JCC had prepared them “very well” and 51% said “adequately.” Also, 67% of the full-time transfer students are studying in a program that is highly related to their JCC program.