Higher education facilities in Chautauqua County are teaching thousands of students each year in virtually every field. 


fredoniaThe SUNY College at Fredonia was ranked 12th among the top public universities in the region in the 2012 US News & World Report Best Colleges edition.  With over 5,500 students and 400 faculty members, SUNY Fredonia is part of the State University of New York and offers more than 24 Bachelors Degree programs, over 40 minor programs, and half a dozen Masters Degree programs.  Everything from art and theatre to chemistry and history are taught in this high-quality institution. Events are happening daily, campus life provides a wide variety of activities ranging from a relaxing film showing to their fire building sports teams fueling the Blue devils school spirit. Visit SUNY Fredonia for a campus tour and experience the possibilities they offer. 

Jamestown Community College was the first community college certified in New York State.  With a main campus on Jamestown and additional campuses in Dunkirk and nearby Olean, JCC is committed to humanities and liberal arts programs.  4,000 students are enrolled in nearly forty degree programs, which have been expanded to include vocational education and community service. The interactive campus leads students towards contributing their skills, talents and abilities in the number of opportunities given including clubs, threater, arts and sports teams either competitive or if you're just looking to have fun.

Jamestown Business College is a private institution focused on a business curriculum.  JBC offers students an opportunity to complete and Associates Degree in just 18 months, and a Bachelors Degree in 39 months. JBC graduates can also rely on lifetime career placement services. Making the next step in your life easier and more affordable and providing the personal experience a larger classroom couldn't. 

empire stateEmpire State College is also a part of the SUNY system, catering to adults who are pursuing Associates, Bachelors, or Masters Degrees in a variety of disciplines.  In addition, the PACE program through Houghton College offers adults an opportunity to complete a Bachelors Degree by attending evening programs on the JCC campus.  The Cassadaga Job Corps Center is administered through the US Department of Labor and provides technical and career training for 16 to 24-year olds in a variety of fields.  

Eighteen school districts in settings from urban to rural serve public school students from pre-kindergarten through high school graduation.  In addition, Erie2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES provides two centers for vocational education services.

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