Jamestown College

Jamestown College

Jamestown College, JC, is a private, co-educational, four year, liberal arts college in Jamestown, North Dakota that was established in 1883 by Presbyterian settlers. The present college campus is over 110 acres. The US News and World Report ranked JC at the 43rd position among Baccalaureate Colleges (Midwest) category for 2010. It has also been designated a tier 1 college. Programs are offered at the bachelors degree level in areas like business and IT, teaching, nursing, humanities, and fine art.

Jamestown College participates in the Dakota Athletic Conference and Division II of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Its athletics teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. The nickname of the athletics teams of JC is Jimmies. The college students' population includes students from nine different countries. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans, work study programs and scholarships, like the Wilson Scholarship and the Presbyterian Clergy Scholarship, is available to eligible students.

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Contacting Jamestown

Jamestown College
608 6th St NE
Jamestown , ND 58405
General Phone: (701) 252-3467

Jamestown Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine35registered nursing
Education and Teaching33elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, history teaching ...
Business and Management32business management, accounting, financial planning, MIS
Science13biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Liberal Arts12German language, Spanish language, English, English composition, liberal arts and humanities, history, history courses
Security and Law Enforcement11corrections and criminal justice
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Media6communication studies
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Medical Support and Technology4radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy and religious studies
Computer Science and Engineering1information technology, computer science
Mathematics1mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts1fine arts studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16638

Jamestown Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jamestown had a total enrollment of 1,024 students (1,030 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 41%
20-21 31%
22-24 19%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Dakota46%
South Dakota7%
(International Students)5%

Jamestown Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 38 %

Jamestown Room and Board (2007)

Jamestown offers campus housing for 690 of its 1,030 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Jamestown Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math440540
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT14%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Jamestown Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,035
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,035
Room and board $ 4,850
Room charge $ 2,070
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,780
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Jamestown participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 299000)

Jamestown Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3025

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$55,6405$54,145
Associate professoracademic year8$52,5718$46,925
Assistant professoracademic year10$44,8347$44,057
Instructoracademic year3$43,0675$41,560
All faculty totalacademic year30$49,96225$46,493

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

Jamestown Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Dakota Athletic Conference
Basketball Dakota Athletic Conference
Baseball Dakota Athletic Conference
Track Dakota Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3369102

Jamestown Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Financial Planning and Services
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Jamestown Apart:

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