Jefferson Community College
The mission of Jefferson Community College is to advance the quality of life of its students and the community through excellence in teaching, innovative services, and community partnerships. Along with its credit-bearing programs, the college offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and cultural events including theatre, lectures and art exhibitions, and provides personal, academic and vocational counseling services for both students and the community. The college’s service area is largely rural, with the US Army 10th Mountain Division at nearby Fort Drum, and agriculture and tourism the dominant industries. Spurred by a high unemployment rate, enrollment at Jefferson Community College has grown nearly 30 percent over the last seven years, as area residents retrain to expand their employment opportunities.