Trocaire College

360 Choate Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220-2094
Tel: (716)826-1200
1,467 students
Private not-for-profit
Trocaire College, a private, two-year career-oriented Catholic College, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity and self-worth through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts.
School Highlights
Trocaire College serves 1,467 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Trocaire College is one of 7 community colleges within Erie County, NY.
The nearest community college is Erie Community College (4.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College Trocaire College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 86 staff
62 staff
Trocaire College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,467 has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,467 students 1,371 students
Trocaire College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
Trocaire College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 671 students
779 students
Trocaire College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 796 students
1,083 students
Trocaire College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Trocaire College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Trocaire College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Trocaire College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Trocaire College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Trocaire College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Trocaire College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Trocaire College Unknown (2006-2014)
Trocaire 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. 0.48 0.70
Trocaire College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,820 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,820 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,820 $5,664
Trocaire College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,820 $10,360
Trocaire College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
Trocaire College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 58%
Trocaire College Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Trocaire College was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College, offering higher educational opportunities to women of the Order. The College gained distinction early on in the field of Nursing and Health Science education. Trocaire College is the only independent private, two-year college in the City of Buffalo. Associate Degree programs are offered in over a dozen areas of study with many Certificate programs also available. In addition, there are numerous Life Long Learning classes providing professional and personal development opportunities. We are distinguished in the fields of Nursing and Health Science education. Additional areas of study include, but are not limited to, Business, Computer Network Administration, Hospitality Management, Massage Therapy, and the Liberal Arts. Our dedicated faculty have the resources to deliver the highest quality education within state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories on the Trocaire campus. As a student, you will have access to more than 100 computer workstations across campus. Program-related labs simulate real-world work environments to give you hands-on experience in your field of study. Trocaire College has developed quality two-year and shorter certificate programs which have long been recognized as providing superior skills in a variety of careers. Most of our graduates go immediately to work, but many benefit from our agreements with area four-year colleges and universities. These agreements allow you to transfer credits earned at Trocaire toward a baccalaureate degree at the four-year institution. Ninety-four percent of our graduates in the last two years found work or study in their field upon graduation.

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Did You Know?
For Erie County, NY private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,437 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Erie 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 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.