Statement of Accreditation Status

Jefferson Community College

  • CEO: Mr. Daniel Dupee, Vice President for Administration
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mrs. Jeri Fairman
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1969
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

(315) 786-2200

www.sunyjefferson.edu

  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • March 14, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visits occurred at the additional locations at (1) Watertown Correctional Facility, 23147 Swan Road, Watertown, NY 13601; and (2) Gouveneur Correctional Facility, 112 Scotch Settlement Road, PO Box 370, Gouveneur, NY 13642 and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility, 36560 State Route 12E, PO Box 599, Cape Vincent, NY 13618 as an additional location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional locations at (1) Watertown Correctional Facility, 23147 Swan Road, Watertown, NY 13601; and (2) Gouveneur Correctional Facility, 112 Scotch Settlement Road, PO Box 370, Gouveneur, NY 13642 within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending site visits within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the recent communication with the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • June 28, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting: (1) FY12 audited financial statements with evidence of follow-up on any concerns cited in prior year management letter findings; (2) further progress in strengthening the institution's long-term financial viability utilizing financial planning and budgeting processes that provide evidence of new or adapted strategies to enhance institutional support (Standard 3); and (3) further progress on the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment results are used in budgeting, planning and allocating resources (Standard 7). The next evaluation visit is 2014-2015.
  • March 1, 2012
    To reject the monitoring report noting that the report provides limited institutional responses to requested information, and that the requested FY2011 audited financial statement and management letter were not available. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2012, documenting (1) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2010 and FY 2011 (Standard 3); (2) further steps taken to improve the institution's long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (3) progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (4) progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained student learning outcomes assessment process to evaluate and improve teaching and learning (Standard 14).To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report, due by December 1, 2011, documenting (1) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2010 and FY 2011 (Standard 3); (2) further steps taken to improve the institution's long-term financial viability (Standard 3); (3) progress in the implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning and allocating resources (Standard 7); and (4) progress in the implementation of an organized and sustained student learning outcomes assessment process to evaluate and improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Additional Location
    Cape Vincent Correctional Facility
    36560 State Route 12E PO Box 599
    Cape Vincent, NY 13618
  • Additional Location
    Fort Drum U.S. Military Installation
    4300 Camp Hale Rd
    Fort Drum, NY 13602
  • Additional Location
    Gouveneur Correctional Facility
    112 Scotch Settlement Road PO Box 370
    Gouveneur, NY 13642
    Opened: 06/24/2019
  • Additional Location
    Watertown Correctional Facility
    23147 Swan Road
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Opened: 09/04/2018
  • Other Instructional Site
    Alexandria Central School
    34 Bolton Avenue
    Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
  • Other Instructional Site
    Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior-Senior High School
    639 County Route 22
    Parish, NY 13131
  • Other Instructional Site
    Beaver River Central School
    9508 Artz Road
    Beaver Falls, NY 13305
  • Other Instructional Site
    Belleville Henderson Central School
    8372 County Route 75
    Adams, NY 13605
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bruce Wright Conference Center
    1291 Faichney Drive
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carthage Area Hospital
    1001 West Street
    Carthage, NY 13619
  • Other Instructional Site
    Carthage Central School
    36500 NYS Route 26
    Carthage, NY 13619
  • Other Instructional Site
    Copenhagen Central School
    3020 Mechanic Street
    Copenhagen, NY 13626
  • Other Instructional Site
    Faith Fellowship School
    131 Moore Avenue
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    General Brown Central School
    17643 Cemetery Road
    Dexter, NY 13634
  • Other Instructional Site
    Harrisville Central School
    14371 Pirate Lane
    Harrisville, NY 13648
  • Other Instructional Site
    Immaculate Heart High School
    1316 Ives Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Indian River Central School
    32925 US Route 11
    Philadelphia, NY 13673
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson County Public Health
    531 Meade Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson-Lewis BOCES (Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center)
    20104 NYS Route 3
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Jefferson-Lewis BOCES (Howard G. Sackett Technical Center)
    5836 NYS Route 12
    Glenfield, NY 13343
  • Other Instructional Site
    LaFargeville Central School
    20414 Sunrise Avenue
    LaFargeville, NY 13656
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lewis County General Hospital
    7785 N. State Street
    Lowville, NY 13367
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lewis County Jefferson Community College Education Center
    7395 E. Road
    Lowville, NY 13367
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lowville Academy and Central School
    7668 North State Street
    Lowville, NY 13367
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lyme Central School
    11868 Academy Street
    Chaumont, NY 13622
  • Other Instructional Site
    Old McDonald's Farm
    14369 County Route 145
    Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pla-Mor Lanes
    577 State Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Pulaski Academy Central School
    2 Hinman Road
    Pulaski, NY 13142
  • Other Instructional Site
    Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    1 Conservation Place
    Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sackets Harbor Central School
    215 South Broad Street
    Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
  • Other Instructional Site
    Samaritan Keep Home
    133 Pratt Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Samaritan Medical Center
    830 Washington Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sandy Creek Central School
    Salisbury Street PO Box 248
    Sandy Creek, NY 13145
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Jefferson Central School
    11060 US Route 11
    Adams, NY 13605
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Jefferson Rescue Squad
    38 Main Street, PO Box 126
    Adams, NY 13605
  • Other Instructional Site
    South Lewis Central School
    4264 County Road 43, PO Box 10
    Turin, NY 13473
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
    1 Chimney Point Drive
    Ogdensburg, NY 13669
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES (Northwest Career & Technical Center)
    1000 Park Street
    Ogdensburg, NY 13369
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES (Southwest Career & Technical Center)
    3606 State Highway 58
    Gouverneur, NY 13642
  • Other Instructional Site
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    750 East Adams Street
    Syracuse, NY 13210-2375
  • Other Instructional Site
    Thousand Islands Central School
    8481 County Route 9, PO Box 100
    Clayton, NY 13624
  • Other Instructional Site
    VCA North Country Animal Health Center
    16760 NY-3
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Watertown Fire Department Station 1
    224 South Massey Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Watertown High School
    1335 Washington Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
  • Other Instructional Site
    Zoo New York
    1 Thompson Park
    Watertown, NY 13601-0100

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