North Country Community College

Tel: (518)891-2915
2,088 students
Public institution
Located in the Adirondacks of New York and just minutes from Lake Placid, North Country Community College is committed to providing, within Essex and Franklin counties, an innovative, challenging, supportive environment where the intellectual, career, personal and creative aspirations of all interested individuals can be realized.
School Highlights:
North Country Community College serves 2,088 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
North Country Community College is the only community colleges within Essex County, NY.
The nearest community college is Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (10.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
North Country 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 60 staff
59 staff
North Country Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,088 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,088 students
1,282 students
North Country Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
North Country Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
951 students
810 students
North Country Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,137 students
1,017 students
North Country Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
North Country Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
North Country Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Black
North Country Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
North Country Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
2% 2%
% Non Resident races
North Country Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
North Country 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. 0.12 0.53
North Country Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,900 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,750 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,900 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,750 $10,294
North Country Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 100 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 76%
North Country Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The people of Essex and Franklin counties of New York founded North Country Community College in 1967. The College's mission is to provide the highest quality public, post secondary education to area residents, as well as those outside the region, who desire to live, learn and grow in a unique educational setting. The College is proud to be unofficially known as "The College of Essex & Franklin". The main campus of North Country Community College, which houses the administrative offices of the institution, is located in Saranac Lake. The College also has two branch campuses: Malone, in Franklin County and Ticonderoga, in Essex County. Classes are also offered at a satellite campus in Moriah. This allows the College to better serve the students of these geographically diverse populations. NCCC has the largest service district of any New York State community college, responding to the educational needs of the people in a 3,500 square-mile area. North Country maintains a strong reputation for progressive academic curriculum that is anchored in the liberal arts tradition. College programs are ideal for those students who plan on attaining a 2 or 4 year degree, as well as those seeking a career change. Degree programs are offered in Business Studies, Health Related Careers, Human Services and Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $9,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,998 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 64%. 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.