Nassau Community College

One Education Dr, Garden City
NY, 11530-6793
Tel: (516)572-7501
23,040 students
Public institution

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Nassau Community College, a constituent member of the State University of New York system, is a comprehensive, full-opportunity institution of higher education. The College is dedicated to high quality, low-cost education and career preparation to meet the needs and interests of the community it serves. It is committed to academic excellence and the dignity and worth of the individual. To this end, Nassau Community College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as certificates and continuing education programs. Its curricula span the liberal arts and sciences, as well as pre-professional and professional areas, for the benefit of a diverse population. The College places a high priority on small classes, taught by qualified, experienced faculty, to provide an optimal educational environment.
School Highlights:
Nassau Community College serves 23,040 students (62% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Nassau Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
The nearest community college is Briarcliffe College (5.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Nassau 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

Student Body

The student population of 23,040 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
23,040 students
1,287 students
Nassau Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
14,287 students
832 students
Nassau Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 8,753 students
1,021 students
Nassau Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Nassau Community College sch enrollment Nassau Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
6%
2%
Nassau Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
17%
7%
Nassau Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
19%
12%
Nassau Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
58%
66%
Nassau Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Nassau Community College sch ethnicity Nassau Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.60 0.45
Nassau Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,495 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,485 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,495 $5,940
Nassau Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,485 $10,072
Nassau Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York by the Nassau County Board of Supervisors on February 9, 1959. When the College opened in a wing of the County Court House in Mineola on February 1, 1960, it had only 632 students. Enrollment increased dramatically after 1962, when classes were moved to spacious facilities at the former U.S. Air Force base at Mitchel Field. Nassau, the largest of SUNY's 30 community colleges, enjoys a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease of transferability to four-year schools. Nassau‘s faculty is one of the best in New York State, having a higher than average number of Ph.D's and one of the lowest teacher/student ratios. The modern campus includes a library with sophisticated audio-visual facilities and classroom/laboratory wings equipped with personal computers and state-of-the-art apparatus for instruction in more than 60 different fields of study in business, fine & performing arts, health related sciences, liberal arts & sciences, mathematics / computer processing, natural sciences, engineering technologies and social sciences. Expert coaching in the finest indoor and outdoor athletic facilities has made the men's and women's varsity teams at Nassau a dominant force in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Individual athletes have gone on to prominence at senior colleges and universities, as well as in professional sports and as coaches and physical education teachers. The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the N.Y. State Board of Regents to award two-year Associate Degrees in Arts (A.A.), Science (A.S.), and Applied Science (A.A.S.).

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