New York Community Colleges

There are 108 community colleges located throughout New York (46 public colleges and 62 private colleges), serving 467,049 students.
Minority enrollment is 44% (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is more than the 21:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(NY) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
6%
Hispanic
17%
Black
18%
White
56%
Unknown
3%

New York Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $9,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,998 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 64%. 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is 5 Star Airforce Community College International. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.