Schenectady County Community College

Tel: (518)381-1200
6,497 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 6,497 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
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 156 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College Schenectady County Community College (NY) 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 Private, for profit
Total Faculty 156 staff
73 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,497 has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,497 students 1,467 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1
27:1
# Full-Time Students 2,562 students
957 students
# Part-Time Students 3,935 students
378 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
6%
% Black
10%
17%
% White
77%
48%
% Two or more races
2%
1%
% Unknown races
7%
9%
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. 0.40 0.69

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,743 is less than the state average of $4,444. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,127 is less than the state average of $8,510. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,743 $4,444
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,127 $8,510
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
93%
Source: 2014 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Belanger School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    127 students | 1.80 Mi650 McClellan St
    Schenectady NY 12304
    (518)243-4471
    1.80127
  • 232 students | 8.60 Mi13 Airline Dr
    Albany NY 12205
    (518)452-9300
    8.60232
  • 500 students | 10.80 Mi1259 Central Ave
    Albany NY 12205
    (518)437-1802
    10.80500
  • 65 students | 12.20 Mi7 Harriman Campus Road
    Albany NY 12206
    (518)438-7682
    12.2065
  • 748 students | 12.40 Mi855 Central Ave
    Albany NY 12206
    (518)786-0855
    12.40748
Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,444 per year for in-state students and $8,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,085 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 0.69, 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.