Rockland Community College

Tel: (845)574-4000
7,578 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 7,578 students (59% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 1%.
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 253 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
College Rockland 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 253 staff
61 staff
Rockland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,578 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,578 students 1,296 students
Rockland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
21:1
Rockland Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,480 students
814 students
Rockland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,098 students
1,040 students
Rockland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Rockland Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
5%
Rockland Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
18%
21%
Rockland Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
19%
15%
Rockland Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
43%
51%
Rockland Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
11%
3%
Rockland Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Rockland Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.74 0.68
Rockland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,510 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,685 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,510 $5,660
Rockland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,685 $10,250
Rockland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 52%
89%
Rockland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,301 per year for in-state students and $10,103 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,953 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. 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.