Rockland Community College

145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901-3699
Tel: (845)574-4000
7,520 students
Public institution
SUNY Rockland is the only public higher education institution in Rockland County. It has served as an educational resource for Rockland since 1959, offering small classes, personal attention and caring faculty. In addition to the main campus in Suffern, the College operates extension sites in Spring Valley and Haverstraw. Close to 10,000 people are enrolled in credit and non-credit courses, and over 200,000 visit the campus each year for cultural, recreational and commercial events.
School Highlights
Rockland Community College serves 7,520 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Rockland Community College is the only community colleges within Rockland County, NY.
The nearest community college is Eastwick College-Ramsey (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 241 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Rockland 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 241 staff
62 staff
Rockland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,520 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,520 students 1,371 students
Rockland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Rockland Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 4,204 students
779 students
Rockland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 3,316 students
1,083 students
Rockland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Rockland Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Rockland Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Rockland Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Rockland Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Rockland Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Rockland Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Rockland Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Rockland 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. 0.71 0.70
Rockland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,654 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,953 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,654 $5,664
Rockland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,953 $10,360
Rockland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 54%
Rockland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the historic and scenic Hudson Valley only 25 miles northwest of New York City, picturesque Rockland offers the best of all worlds, including recreational and cultural attractions and easy access to the educational and artistic resources of the city. Over 300 community and commercial groups use the campus facilities each year, including the Fieldhouse's two-acre indoor arena, sports facilities and the 500-seat Cultural Arts Theater. SUNY Rockland was recently ranked the safest community college campus in the NY-CT-PA region. A new Technology Building currently under construction is scheduled to open in late 2006. The 100,000 sq. ft. building, the first new permanent construction on campus in over twenty years, will house student services and over ninety faculty and staff offices. It will feature 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, including a lecture hall and computer laboratories, increasing classroom capacity on campus by about 40%. The College offers 41 programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts, technologies, business, health professions, mathematics and sciences, including 29 associate's degrees and 12 one-year certificate programs. The MTS (Mentored/Talented Students) and MgD (Management Development) programs are nationally acclaimed, rigorous academic programs for liberal arts and business students seeking to transfer to premier colleges. Graduates transfer to such colleges as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and Smith. Approximately 300 students are currently enrolled in the Honors Programs. The program was awarded a coveted FIPSE grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve as a model for community college honors programs throughout the country.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Eastwick College-Ramsey
    Private for-profit
    865 students | 5.70 Mi10 South Franklin Turnpike
    Ramsey NJ 07446
  • 15,651 students | 12.50 Mi400 Paramus Rd
    Paramus NJ 07652
  • 8,968 students | 15.50 MiOne College Blvd
    Paterson NJ 07505
  • 13,916 students | 16.00 Mi75 Grasslands Road
    Valhalla NY 10595
  • 3,659 students | 16.80 Mi44 Rifle Camp Rd
    Woodland Park NJ 7424
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.