Information for active duty military members and your family members
Information for veteran students
Jefferson Community College ranks high in helping active military and veterans earn the college credit they need. Due to our close proximity to base, a 10-minute drive, active duty military and their families have the benefit of taking classes on our main campus including lab sciences, art, music, culinary while stationed in the area. We are the only physical college campus within a 50 mile radius and one of the first to partner with Fort Drum Education. On average, 42% of Jefferson’s student body is comprised of soldiers, family members, veterans and retirees.
Jefferson offers many educational opportunities and services for soldiers, their family members and veterans and has been designated as an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of over 1000 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military throughout the world.
We offer many veteran services to former military personnel and their families. Over 500 veteran students attend Jefferson each year and we have numerous reasons why:
The College is honored to be acknowledged in the Military Times’ Best Colleges 2018 rankings, one of only three colleges given this award in the state of New York.
Director of community services
Fort Drum Army Education Annex
10450 5th Armored Division Drive
Fort Drum, NY 13602
Education coordinator for veteran services
John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center, building 15, first floor
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; Summer 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.