Not only is our region fortunate to have a strong four-year university, we also are blessed to have a high-ranking two-year college.
This past month, The Chronicle of Higher Education rated JCC as the "Top Performing Public Two-Year College." Factors considered in the ranking included: graduation rate, completions per every 100 students, cost per completion, spending per completion, student aid per recipient, and percentage of students receiving federal Pell Grants.
"This report is a point of pride for both JCC and the communities that support the college," said JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque. "JCC is delivering on its promises and doing so with great efficiency."
Jamestown Community College's success is not something that is a north-south issue, it is a county and regional issue. The institution now has campuses in Jamestown, Dunkirk and Olean. So it is not just receiving high marks, it is also growing.
Congratulations to all - administrators, faculty, students and graduates - on this exciting news.