SUNY JCC Earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Designation


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SUNY Jamestown Community College

SUNY Jamestown Community College has again been designated a 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School by Viqtory Media. JCC has repeatedly earned the designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey with 665 earning the designation.

The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“We encourage and welcome all past and present military service members and their families to pursue their educational goals,” Daniel DeMarte, JCC president, said. “Our Military Members Support Committee is dedicated to assisting military students in receiving education benefits and advocating for their institutional needs.”

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of Military Partnerships for Military Friendly®. “Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”

For more information about JCC’s student veteran programs, visit the college’s website at

About Military Friendly® Schools: The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at

About JCC

SUNY Jamestown Community College provides strong academic programs and diverse opportunities at its three campuses in Jamestown, Olean (Cattaraugus County Campus) and Dunkirk (North County Center). Students graduate job-ready or transfer into bachelor’s degree programs thanks to quality, in-demand learning experiences, and support from experienced and knowledgeable faculty and staff. The college offers 38 degree programs and 17 certificates, 5-to-1 student-faculty ratio, 29% of degrees and certificates that can be earned online, and affordability with one in two students graduating debt-free

About Viqtory

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at