Jefferson Community College is located in Watertown, New York, the county seat of the College’s sponsor, Jefferson County. We are nestled in the northern section of New York State, at the junction of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Established on November 7, 1961, Jefferson Community College was the area’s first institution of higher education and remains the only college with physical campus facilities within a 50-mile radius of Watertown. One of 30 community colleges within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, we currently serve approximately 3,800 students from Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties, from around the state and even from around the world. Given our close proximity to Fort Drum, Jefferson is proud to serve the educational needs of active duty service members and their families and veterans.