Nassau Community College

One Education Dr
Garden City, NY 11530-6793
Tel: (516)572-7501
22,374 students
Public institution
Nassau Community College, a constituent member of the State University of New York system, is a comprehensive, full-opportunity institution of higher education. The College is dedicated to high quality, low-cost education and career preparation to meet the needs and interests of the community it serves. It is committed to academic excellence and the dignity and worth of the individual. To this end, Nassau Community College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as certificates and continuing education programs. Its curricula span the liberal arts and sciences, as well as pre-professional and professional areas, for the benefit of a diverse population. The College places a high priority on small classes, taught by qualified, experienced faculty, to provide an optimal educational environment.
School Highlights
Nassau Community College serves 22,374 students (61% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Nassau Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
The nearest community college is Briarcliffe College (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 862 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Nassau Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 862 staff
62 staff
Nassau Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 22,374 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 22,374 students 1,371 students
Nassau Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
Nassau Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 13,541 students
779 students
Nassau Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,833 students
1,083 students
Nassau Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Nassau Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Nassau Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Nassau Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Nassau Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Nassau Community College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Nassau Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Nassau Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Nassau Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.70 0.70
Nassau Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,739 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,973 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,739 $5,664
Nassau Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,973 $10,360
Nassau Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
Nassau Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York by the Nassau County Board of Supervisors on February 9, 1959. When the College opened in a wing of the County Court House in Mineola on February 1, 1960, it had only 632 students. Enrollment increased dramatically after 1962, when classes were moved to spacious facilities at the former U.S. Air Force base at Mitchel Field. Nassau, the largest of SUNY's 30 community colleges, enjoys a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease of transferability to four-year schools. Nassau‘s faculty is one of the best in New York State, having a higher than average number of Ph.D's and one of the lowest teacher/student ratios. The modern campus includes a library with sophisticated audio-visual facilities and classroom/laboratory wings equipped with personal computers and state-of-the-art apparatus for instruction in more than 60 different fields of study in business, fine & performing arts, health related sciences, liberal arts & sciences, mathematics / computer processing, natural sciences, engineering technologies and social sciences. Expert coaching in the finest indoor and outdoor athletic facilities has made the men's and women's varsity teams at Nassau a dominant force in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Individual athletes have gone on to prominence at senior colleges and universities, as well as in professional sports and as coaches and physical education teachers. The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the N.Y. State Board of Regents to award two-year Associate Degrees in Arts (A.A.), Science (A.S.), and Applied Science (A.A.S.).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Briarcliffe College
    Private for-profit
    1,719 students | 5.70 Mi1055 Stewart Ave
    Bethpage NY 11714
  • 851 students | 6.40 Mi6801 Jericho Tpk
    Syosset NY 11791
  • 24 students | 7.70 Mi134 S Central Ave
    Valley Stream NY 11580
  • 8,394 students | 8.50 Mi2350 Broadhollow Road
    Farmingdale NY 11735
  • 16,182 students | 9.00 Mi222-05 56th Ave
    Bayside NY 11364
Did You Know?
Nassau County, NY community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Nassau County, NY is Briarcliffe College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.