SUNY Westchester Community College

Tel: (914)606-6600
13,911 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 13,911 students (55.25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 55%.
SUNY Westchester Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Westchester County, NY.
The nearest community college is The College of Westchester (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 471 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
College SUNY Westchester 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 471 staff
61 staff
SUNY Westchester Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 13,911 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 13,911 students 1,296 students
SUNY Westchester Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
SUNY Westchester Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,686 students
810 students
SUNY Westchester Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,225 students
1,036 students
SUNY Westchester Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
SUNY Westchester Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
SUNY Westchester Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
SUNY Westchester Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
SUNY Westchester Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
SUNY Westchester Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
SUNY Westchester Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
SUNY Westchester Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
SUNY Westchester Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
SUNY Westchester Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
SUNY Westchester 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. 0.64 0.53
SUNY Westchester Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,723 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,213 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,723 $5,694
SUNY Westchester Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,213 $10,252
SUNY Westchester Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 67%
SUNY Westchester Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
Westchester County, NY 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Westchester County, NY is Cochran School of Nursing. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.