North Country Community College

Tel: (518)891-2915
1,962 students
Public institution
Located in the Adirondacks of New York and just minutes from Lake Placid, North Country Community College is committed to providing, within Essex and Franklin counties, an innovative, challenging, supportive environment where the intellectual, career, personal and creative aspirations of all interested individuals can be realized.
School Highlights
North Country Community College serves 1,962 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 51%.
North Country Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Franklin County, NY.
The nearest community college is Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (10.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
College North Country 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 61 staff
62 staff
North Country Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,962 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,962 students 1,371 students
North Country Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
22:1
North Country Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 957 students
779 students
North Country Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,005 students
1,083 students
North Country Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
North Country Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
North Country Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% White
95%
49%
North Country Community College White (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
3%
1%
North Country Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
North Country 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. 0.10 0.70
North Country Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,900 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,750 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,900 $5,664
North Country Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,750 $10,360
North Country Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 98 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
90%
North Country Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The people of Essex and Franklin counties of New York founded North Country Community College in 1967. The College's mission is to provide the highest quality public, post secondary education to area residents, as well as those outside the region, who desire to live, learn and grow in a unique educational setting. The College is proud to be unofficially known as "The College of Essex & Franklin". The main campus of North Country Community College, which houses the administrative offices of the institution, is located in Saranac Lake. The College also has two branch campuses: Malone, in Franklin County and Ticonderoga, in Essex County. Classes are also offered at a satellite campus in Moriah. This allows the College to better serve the students of these geographically diverse populations. NCCC has the largest service district of any New York State community college, responding to the educational needs of the people in a 3,500 square-mile area. North Country maintains a strong reputation for progressive academic curriculum that is anchored in the liberal arts tradition. College programs are ideal for those students who plan on attaining a 2 or 4 year degree, as well as those seeking a career change. Degree programs are offered in Business Studies, Health Related Careers, Human Services and Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 892 students | 10.40 MiState Routes 30 and 86
    Paul Smiths NY 12970
    (518)327-6000
    10.40892
  • 2,024 students | 40.30 Mi136 Clinton Point Dr
    Plattsburgh NY 12901
    (518)562-4200
    40.302,024
  • Champlain College
    Private not-for-profit
    3,585 students | 46.50 Mi246 S. Willard St
    Burlington VT 5401
    (802)860-2700
    46.503,585
  • 3,278 students | 55.80 Mi34 Cornell Drive
    Canton NY 13617
    (315)386-7011
    55.803,278
  • 4,247 students | 70.60 Mi640 Bay Rd
    Queensbury NY 12804
    (518)743-2200
    70.604,247
Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,961 per year for in-state students and $9,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,239 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.