Jamestown Business College Halts Enrollment, Will Close in February 2025

February 1, 2024

JAMESTOWN, NY – Jamestown Business College announced Thursday that it has stopped enrolling new students and will eventually close its doors.

The announcement was posted to JBC’s website. In an email obtained by Your Daily Local, Director of Financial Aid Chrissy Conklin said the school would be closed “as of February 2025.”

In the announcement, JBC said currently enrolled students will continue to receive coursework and be able to fulfill graduation requirements.

“JBC is 100 percent committed to helping all of our current students complete their programs,” the school said in its announcement. “The college will be reaching out to all enrolled students to discuss their schedules. Admissions will be reaching out to all applicants to assist them with other college options.”

JBC cited government regulations and the school’s size as the reasons for the closure.

“With the increase in regulation through the Gainful Employment Bill, it has become very difficult for small colleges to operate,” Conklin said in the email.

Conklin said JBC has entered into an agreement with Bryant and Stratton, a nonprofit school offering in-person and online coursework. Bryant and Stratton has campuses in Amherst, Orchard Park, and Buffalo, according to its website.

“They offer in-person, 100% online, and synchronous schedule options, just like JBC,” Conklin said. “They have experience with the student population that JBC serves and have the same commitment to student success.”

JBC said that “it will be business as usual” for the foreseeable future.

“We look forward to a continued celebration of the college’s wonderful history as we work through this final chapter with our current students, our alumni, and our local community,” JBC said.

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