SUNY Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla,
NY, 10595
Tel: (914)606-6600
13,761 students
Public institution
The mission of Westchester Community College is to provide high quality, affordable education to meet the career, transfer, basic preparatory, vocational, and recreational needs of the Westchester community. We are accessible, adaptable, dedicated to lifelong learning, and sensitive to the individual needs of our diverse population.
School Highlights:
SUNY Westchester Community College serves 13,761 students (55% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
SUNY Westchester Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Westchester County, NY.
The nearest community college is Bergen Community College (17.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
SUNY Westchester 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 13,761 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,761 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
7,547 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 6,214 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 1%
1%
% Asian 5%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 24%
7%
% Black 18%
12%
% White 52%
66%
% Two or more races -
2%
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. 0.64
0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,703 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,193 is more than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,703 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,193 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. A master plan for construction, drawn in 1961, was followed to complete eight major buildings by 1988: Engineering Technologies (1962), Student Center (1963), Physical Education Building (1964), Classroom Building (1967), Learning Resource Center (1969), Science Building (1978), Academic Arts Building (1981), and Administration Building (1988). Westchester Community College's Health Science Building, originally constructed by Yale University during its brief prior use of the Hartford estate, was extensively renovated in 1990. The resulting mix of modern and traditional architecture, together with the rolling terrain and mature trees and plantings, makes for an unusually beautiful campus. Westchester Community College's main campus is centrally located on 218 rolling, wooded acres in Valhalla, New York. Attractive, contemporary and historic buildings set among the trees house library, computer, science, laboratory, classroom, theater, arts, child care, physical education, and administration facilities. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, and on the weekends, as well as at twelve convenient extension sites around the county. Many courses are available during summer sessions as well as in the fall and spring semesters. In addition to credit courses leading to associate degrees or certificates, Westchester Community College offers a full range of noncredit courses for students of all ages to sharpen their skills and broaden their interests. Three types of associate degrees in 40 subject areas: the Associate in Arts for students transferring to four-year institutions in the liberal arts; the Associate in Science for those transferring to four-year institutions for business, math, science or health careers; and the Associate in Applied Science for those preparing to seek immediate employment, change careers or transfer. In addition, certificate programs requiring approximately 30 credits are offered in approximately 20 career fields. Westchester Community College is fully accredited and a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Its college curricula are registered and approved by the New York State Education Department. The College is one of 30 community colleges affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY).

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