Villa Maria College

Tel: (716)896-0700
474 students
Private not-for-profit
Villa Maria College is a private, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan spirit. Through career-directed associate and baccalaureate degree programs integrated with liberal arts education and field experience, the College educates students for employment and transfer to other educational institutions.
School Highlights:
Villa Maria College serves 474 students (77.00% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Villa Maria College is one of 7 community colleges within Erie County, NY.
The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo (4.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Villa Maria College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 43 staff
61 staff
Villa Maria College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 474 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.18 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 61% over five years.
Total Enrollment 474 students 1,296 students
Villa Maria College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
Villa Maria College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 365 students
810 students
Villa Maria College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 109 students
1,036 students
Villa Maria College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Villa Maria College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Villa Maria College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Villa Maria College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Villa Maria College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Villa Maria College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Villa Maria College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Villa Maria College More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
Villa Maria College Unknown (2006-2013)
Villa Maria 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. 0.18 0.53
Villa Maria College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,240 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,240 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,240 $5,694
Villa Maria College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,240 $10,252
Villa Maria College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Villa Maria College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 81%
Villa Maria College Percent Admitted (2010-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Villa Maria College is Western New York's premier private college for both traditional and non-traditional students. Based in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Villa Maria College provides a holistic approach to higher education, addressing each student's intellectual, vocational, and spiritual needs. Villa offers two-year degrees in Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Education Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jazz, Liberal Arts, Music, Music Business, Photography, and Physical Therapist Assistant. Our suburban campus, located just outside Buffalo, New York, in the community of Cheektowaga, is safe and easy to find. There's plenty of parking, and the four main buildings are interconnected, so there's no long hikes outdoors between buildings unless of course you want to enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined grounds. Nestled between Lakes Erie and Ontario, Buffalo, is home to rich and varied cultural entertainment and an abundance of high-spirited activities that can be enjoyed any time of year. Villa Maria College provides excellent facilities, an extremely talented and dedicated faculty and support-based services for our students. Year after year, Villa graduates are entering the workforce fully prepared and having success along their career path. We also believe strongly in providing continuing education for practicing career professionals who may wish to upgrade their individual skill level and knowledge base. Villa Maria College has computer labs accross it's campus which offer a variety of state-of-the-art hardware and software. In addition to the two student acces computer labs on the first floor, there are newly installed labs in the library, Photography Department, Graphics Department, and the Music Department. The Music Department features a new digital recording studio.

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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 0.33, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.