Schenectady County Community College

Tel: (518)381-1200
6,703 students
Public institution
The primary mission of Schenectady County Community College is to provide comprehensive higher education and adult education opportunities of the highest quality through academic, career-technical, professional, and personal enrichment programs in response to local educational needs and at low cost to students.
School Highlights:
Schenectady County Community College serves 6,703 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 1%.
Schenectady County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Schenectady County, NY.
The nearest community college is Belanger School of Nursing (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 141 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Schenectady County 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 141 staff
61 staff
Schenectady County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,703 has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,703 students 1,296 students
Schenectady County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
21:1
Schenectady County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,749 students
814 students
Schenectady County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,954 students
1,040 students
Schenectady County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Schenectady County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Schenectady County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
5%
5%
Schenectady County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
6%
21%
Schenectady County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
15%
Schenectady County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
71%
51%
Schenectady County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Schenectady County Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Schenectady County Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Schenectady County Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Schenectady County 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. 0.47 0.68
Schenectady County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,745 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,129 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,745 $5,660
Schenectady County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,129 $10,250
Schenectady County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Schenectady County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Schenectady County Community College, established in 1967, is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The College emphasizes high quality academic programs, broad access for students, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. SCCC offers a wide range of transfer degree, career degree and certificate programs. The College has committed, accessible teaching faculty and an attractive campus, located in Schenectady along the Mohawk River - in the heart of the New York State Capital District. Schenectady County Community College offers the following Transfer, Career, and Certificate programs. In striving to achieve its primary mission, the College affords students the opportunity to earn Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees in college parallel or career technology programs. The College also provides students with the opportunity to earn certificates in specialized career fields or personal development activities. SCCC operates as a comprehensive community college under the programs and standards of the State University of New York. Sponsored by Schenectady County, the College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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.