Statement of Accreditation Status

Jamestown Business College

  • CEO: Mr. David Conklin, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mrs. Pamela Reese
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (For-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1999
  • Accreditation Granted: 2001
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

7 Fairmount Avenue P. O. Box 429
Jamestown, NY 14702-0429

(716) 664-5100

jbc.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • October 30, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation the relocation of the additional location from Dunkirk, 704 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 to Jamestown Business College - Dunkirk Location, 325 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016 for a progress report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm the inclusion of the additional location at 704 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting (1) further development and implementation of an organized system to assess institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes, with evidence that assessment results are used for continuous improvement (Standards 7 and 14); and (2) steps taken to strengthen institutional capacity to support student learning assessment processes (Standard 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the Salamanca additional location from 90 Ohiyo Way, Salamanca, NY 14779 to 25 Center Street, Salamanca, NY 14779 and to include the new additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To note that a visit to the new location has been completed. To also note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Additional Location
    Jamestown Business College - Dunkirk Location
    324 Central Avenue
    Dunkirk, NY 14048
    Opened: 11/29/2017
  • Additional Location
    Salamanca
    25 Center Street
    Salamanca, NY 14779
    Opened: 09/08/2016
  • Other Instructional Site
    Salamanca
    25 Center Street
    Salamanca, NY 14779

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