Jefferson Community College, located in Watertown, New York, was founded in 1961 and received accreditation in 1969. The school has annual enrollment of approximately 3500 student per year, with students being varied in age, race, religion and nationality. The school is a public two year institution, and is one of the thirty community colleges that are part of the State University of New York System. As a modern institution, the school is continually reviewing its programs, services and facilities in order to ensure they meet the needs of current and future students.
Jefferson Community College offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue the academic or career track that best suits their interests. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to transfer to a four year college or university to continue one's education, eventually earning a bachelor's degree. Transfer to SUNY institutions are made easier through agreements in place that allow for ease of transfer, though it is possible to apply to private and out of state schools. Individuals should meet with a counselor to outline a transfer curriculum that best suits the student's interest.
Career training programs allow individuals to receive an education in a specific field designed to prepare them for entry into the workforce as qualified professionals. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or associate degree that demonstrates one's competency in the chosen field. Students will participate in traditional and practical courses, with practical courses providing a forum for training and development through supervised practice in a controlled environment.
Programs offered include:
A complete list of programs may be found here:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Jefferson Community College is an open enrollment institution that makes the process for admission easy and available for all individuals. Students must complete an application, pay all fees, supply transcripts and test scores if available, and take a placement exam if required. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum as well as participate in new student orientation to familiarize themselves with the campus.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine the extent of a student's need and aid program eligibility when constructing his or her aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year, and students may be chosen at random to provide additional financial information to be compared to the FAFSA in order to ensure its accuracy as part of new regulations governing aid distribution.
Additional financial aid information is available at:
www.fafsa.ed.gov, www.pin.ed.gov, www.sunyjefferson.edu/tuition-financial-aid/applying-aid
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $4,200-$5,000
- Out-of-State: $6,500-$7,747
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $170-$210 per unit
- Out-of-State: $270-$320 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||91%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||81%||$5,123|
|Receiving Student Loans||48%||$5,138|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Jefferson Community College may offer services including:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in New York, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Jefferson Community College||Jefferson County||New York|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1969)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in New York
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Jefferson Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Jefferson Community College.
- Cayuga County Community College in Auburn, NY (78 miles away)
- North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY (93 miles away)
- Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY (104 miles away)
- Fulton - Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY (108 miles away)
- Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, NY (122 miles away)