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.

2021-2022: 1815 total students (100%)

Enrollment by gender & ethnicity

  • Female students: 1121 (61.8%) | Male students: 694 (38.2%)
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native students: 1.6%
  • Asian students: 1.5%
  • Black (non Hispanic) students: 5.1%
  • Hispanic (any race) students: 8.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 2.5%
  • White (non Hispanic) students: 77.4%
  • Race/ethnicity unknown: 3.5%

Age statistics

  • Students under 23: 66.7% | Students 23 and older: 33.3%
  • Mean age, all students: 24 | Mean age, first time, full-time freshmen: 19

Top 3 programs for degree-seeking students

Enrollment by program type

  • A.A. students: 82 (4.5%)
  • A.S. students: 744 (41.0%)
  • A.A.S. students: 793 (43.7%)
  • Certificate students: 83 (4.6%)
  • Non-degree seeking students: 113 (6.2%)

Faculty statistics

  • Total faculty: 182 | Student to faculty ratio: 14 to 1

Graduate statistics for graduating class of 2019-20

  • 75% 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 | Alfred State College | Daemen College | St. Bonaventure University
  • Student retention rate: fall to fall retention rate for first time, full time students for the fall 2019 cohort was 56%.

Student success & completion

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

A study of the 752 students who enrolled as first time, full time students at JCC in fall 2017 indicated, 38% had graduated by the start of the fall 2020 semester. An additional 14% transferred to other colleges prior to graduation, and 4% were still enrolled in fall 2020. (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 69% of 2019-2020 JCC graduates with Associate in Applied Science degrees responding to a survey indicated they were employed full-time. Of those responding, 75% said their current occupation is highly related to their JCC degree area and 100% said JCC prepared them for their positions in the workforce (65% indicated “very well,” 35% noted “adequately”). In the same survey, 95% of full-time transfer students responded that JCC prepared them for continuing their education. Of the respondents, 61% indicated JCC had prepared them “very well” and 34% said “adequately.” Also, 74% of the full-time transfer students are studying in a program that is highly related to their JCC program.

NOTES: Fall numbers are used to reflect the entire academic year unless otherwise noted. Student data exclude College Connections students. Degrees awarded data come from official graduation records; all other graduate statistics are based on results of the annual Graduate Follow-up Survey unless otherwise noted.

Facts & Figures are updated annually by the Office of Institutional Research, or as new data become available.