Jamestown Business College

Overview of Jamestown Business College

Students attend Jamestown Business College in Jamestown, NY, a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Jamestown Business College degrees go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in business and management, office and administration.

Jamestown Business College Selectivity

Jamestown Business College is selective and does not offer open admission.

Student Body

There are 253 students at the school (as of 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"When Jamestown Business College was founded in 1886, its charter called for the establishment of a school designed to qualify young men and women for office requirements at low cost to those whose inclinations and ambitions lead them to business pursuits. The college's mission remains fundamentally the same today. The college fulfills this mission by offering degree and non-degree programs that develop professional competencies for business careers and provide a general education to contribute to the intellectual and emotional growth of each student. The various programs meet student needs and the demands of the area community. The measure of the college's success will be evidenced by the success of its graduates in finding relevant employment; by the partnerships the college has forged with the business community; and by the opportunities available to students interested in pursuing additional education. Jamestown Business College is dedicated to the belief that its programs should not only prepare students to enter the workforce but also to take part fully in today's society. The college offers general education courses to assist students to think logically and critically, to improve their communication skills, to achieve self-knowledge, to work cooperatively in teams, and to develop an appreciation of life-long learning. All of these are essential skills for graduates to possess in our rapidly changing society and increaslingly complex workplace. All students are encouraged by the faculty and staff to achieve their academic and personal potential. To accomplish this, the college provides a supportive environment in which students have access to a range of academic, personal, and career services. It is also important to the college that its student body represents all segments of the diverse community that it serves, adding richness and strength to the teaching and learning process."

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Contacting Jamestown Business College

Jamestown Business College
7 Fairmount Ave
Jamestown , NY 14701-4756
General Phone: (716) 664-5100

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Jamestown Business College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management55business management
Office and Administration38administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Jamestown Business College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree922
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Jamestown Business College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jamestown Business College had a total enrollment of 253 students (265 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 12%
22-24 11%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%

Jamestown Business College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %

Jamestown Business College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Jamestown, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Jamestown Business College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Jamestown Business College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,200
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,200
Books and supplies $ 840

Financial Aid:
Jamestown Business College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 849500)

Jamestown Business College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year0*3$41,467
All faculty totalacademic year0*3$41,467

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Jamestown Business College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

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What Sets Jamestown Business College Apart:

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