Nassau Community College

Tel: (516)572-7501
23,110 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:
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Nassau Community College serves 23,110 students (62.31% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
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Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 55%.
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Nassau Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
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The nearest community college is Briarcliffe College (5.68 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 855 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Nassau Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 855 staff
61 staff
Nassau Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 23,110 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 23,110 students 1,296 students
Nassau Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Nassau Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 14,400 students
815 students
Nassau Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 8,710 students
1,025 students
Nassau Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Nassau Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Nassau Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Nassau Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Nassau Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Nassau Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Nassau Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Nassau Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.60 0.53
Nassau Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,593 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,681 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,593 $5,694
Nassau Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,681 $10,252
Nassau Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64%
Nassau Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.).

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  • Farmingdale
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  • Bayside
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,669 per year for in-state students and $9,627 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,172 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 65%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.