Clinton Community College

  • Clinton Community College, a member unit of the State University of New York, is situated at Bluff Point, approximately 4 miles south of Plattsburgh, on forested heights overlooking Lake Champlain.Clinton Community College (CCC) plays a unique role in the local community and within the state by offering traditional and nontraditional students access to a variety of educational programs taught by a highly dedicated faculty. Students attending CCC have the option of living at home, or they may choose to register for campus housing. Many CCC students attend for two years, earn a degree or certificate, then transfer to a four-year university. Other students graduate and enter directly into the workforce or attend CCC for a short period of time to meet a specific educational need. In the fall of 2015, Clinton Community College enrolled approximately 2,400 full-time and part-time students. While the college features the modern equipment and facilities necessary for contemporary educational needs, its distinctive architecture and spectacular natural setting hint at significant times of the past. In fact, the Bluff Point locale has been the scene of some of the most important events in the founding of the American Republic and its tradition. It is fitting that an area so magnificently beautiful and so much a part of the early development of the United States is maintained for public use and enjoyment. Bluff Point belongs to the citizens of Clinton County who now share the breathtaking scenery and sense of history, which had once been reserved for only a few.
School Highlights
  • Clinton Community College serves 1,868 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American and Asian), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Clinton Community College is the only community colleges within Clinton County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Clinton Community College is Champlain College (17.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Clinton Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty73 staff81 staff
Clinton Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Clinton Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The Clinton Community College diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 661% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,868 students1,701 students
Clinton Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:128:1
Clinton Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students911 students1,163 students
Clinton Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students957 students538 students
Clinton Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Clinton Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Clinton Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Clinton Community College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Clinton Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Clinton Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Clinton Community College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Clinton Community College More (2012-2015)
% Non Resident races
Clinton Community College Non Resident (2009-2015)
Diversity Score1.000.69
Clinton Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Clinton Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$35,300
Clinton Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,883 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,783 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,883$5,512
Clinton Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,783$10,202
Clinton Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesAnnual tuition rates
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%93%
Clinton Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,687$13,747
Clinton Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,868
Clinton Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketball, Soccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Clinton Community College, a SUNY institution dedicated to accessible, quality educational experiences. The College will offer and continue to develop university parallel programs, terminal associate degree pro-grams and other appropriate career programs. The College is also committed to offering a wide range of courses, workshops and seminars appropriate for job skills development, leisure time activities and healthful living, as well as providing opportunities for community enrichment. The college offers degrees & programs in Business & Technology, Math/Science, Nursing & Allied Health and Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science. Our campus is known for its historic surroundings and panoramic views of Lake Champlain, Vermont's Green Mountains, and New York's Adirondack Mountains. We provide a full-range collegiate experience with residence halls, student clubs, athletics, and a student centered learning environment. We have an outstanding faculty and staff dedicated to student success. While the college features the modern equipment and facilities necessary for contemporary educational needs, its distinctive architecture and spectacular natural setting hint at significant times of the past.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Clinton Community College is Champlain College (17.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Champlain College
    Private, non-profit
    3,585 students | 17.00 Mi246 S. Willard St
    Burlington VT  05401
  • 1,882 students | 40.30 Mi23 Santanoni Avenue; PO Box 89
    Saranac Lake NY  12983
  • 892 students | 42.30 MiState Routes 30 and 86
    Paul Smiths NY  12970
  • 5,751 students | 50.00 Mi1 Abenaki Way
    Winooski VT  05404
  • Woodbury College
    Private, non-profit
    132 students | 50.00 Mi660 Elm St
    Montpelier VT  05602
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For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,512 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,236 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.