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 main campus is located on a 107-acre site in Jamestown, in the southwestern corner of New York. Jamestown is within a day’s travel distance from major U.S. cities including Buffalo, New York City, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland and just ninety minutes from Niagara Falls.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

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.
Programs taught in:
  • English