SUNY JCC Recognized for Degree Programs and Supportive Environment

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SUNY Jamestown Community College

SUNY Jamestown Community College is finding its place in several online ranking websites that aim to help students make informed decisions when choosing a college. Many of the ranking systems that have recognized SUNY JCC note the affordability of earning a degree, and flexibility of scheduling classes.

The college earned a silver Military Friendly distinction from, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that strives to connect the military community with civilian jobs, schools and business opportunities. The company evaluates data gathered each year from an exhaustive survey that rates the facilities, programs, and services offered to military and veteran students by more than 1,800 schools. The data is evaluated using public data sources and responses.

“The military support at JCC is second to none,” said Matthew Miles. “They give you positive attitudes and everyone is just so nice.”

In total, 835 schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze distinctions this year. Colleges are ranked based on their academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and commitment, financial aid and assistance, graduation and job placement, military student support and retention. The designations are shared through “G.I. Jobs Magazine.” JCC receives silver for meeting or exceeding 100% of the Military Friendly standards. To learn more about JCC’s commitment to military support, visit awarded SUNY JCC with an eighth place ranking in their list of Best Online Associate in Administrative Assistant Programs. The BestColleges website was established in 2014, and provides several college ranking lists, as well as information on topics like financial and career planning. The rankings are based on statistical data and consistent principles such as academic quality, affordability, and online competency.

The BestColleges rankings aim to provide an objective assessment of the relative quality of education a college provides. Considerations include academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning available. SUNY JCC offers an Administrative Professional A.A.S. and a one-year certificate program. Visit to learn more.

According to University HQ, New York is home to some of the nation’s best institutions of higher learning. The organization recently included SUNY JCC in its Best Associate Degree in New York list, citing flexible schedules for working professionals paired with a traditional campus life that incoming high school graduates seek as some of the criteria used in the selection process.

University HQ gathers data from government sources such as College Navigator, College Scorecard, The Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Payscale to create their rankings. Its scale is weighted to place the most value on graduate outcomes and academics, with affordability and reputation being more minor factors. To see the complete list, visit

Students and family members wishing to learn more about SUNY JCC are invited to attend the college’s upcoming Open House events: 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 4 on the Jamestown Campus. Attendees are encouraged to register at Registration will enter participants in a drawing to win a pair of Apple AirPods, and the winner must be present at the event to claim their prize.