Ulster County Community College

Tel: (845)687-5000
3,558 students
Public institution
As a public, comprehensive two-year institution dedicated to providing affordable, accessible education, we work within an ever-changing environment to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions; prepare students for success in college and in the workforce; provide enrichment and lifelong learning opportunities; augment learning through the integration and application of emerging technologies; prepare students to live and work in a global society; play an active role in economic development; and enhance the quality of life for residents of Ulster County.
School Highlights:
Ulster County Community College serves 3,558 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Ulster County Community College is the only community colleges within Ulster County, NY.
The nearest community college is Dutchess Community College (14.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 109 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Ulster 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 109 staff
59 staff
Ulster County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,558 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,558 students
1,282 students
Ulster County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Ulster County Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,627 students
810 students
Ulster County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,931 students
1,017 students
Ulster County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Ulster County Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Ulster County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Ulster County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Ulster County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Ulster County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Ulster County Community College Unknown (2011-2013)
Ulster 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. 0.24 0.53
Ulster County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,942 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,172 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,942 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,172 $10,294
Ulster County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Ulster County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Ulster County Community College, a dynamic, comprehensive community college, located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, serves over 11,000 credit and noncredit students each year. SUNY Ulster is a student-centered community college providing innovation and excellence in learning. SUNY Ulster offers over 45 different degree, diploma and certificate programs. Each year, during the break between Fall and Spring semesters, we offer a number of one to three credit courses that you can complete in three weeks. SUNY Ulster offers the opportunity for you to complete studies for many careers or to enter fields which require additional education beyond graduation from SUNY Ulster. SUNY Ulster is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY), and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. At SUNY Ulster, there's more to life than language courses, library assignments, and logarithms. There are student activities, clubs, special events, and opportunities to serve in student and college governance...something for you, no matter what your interest beyond the classroom.

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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 0.62, 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.