Columbia-Greene Community College

School Highlights
  • Columbia-Greene Community College serves 2,047 students (41% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Columbia-Greene Community College is the only community colleges within Columbia County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Columbia-Greene Community College is Bard College at Simon's Rock (18.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Columbia-Greene Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Columbia-Greene Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty70 staff81 staff
Columbia-Greene Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Columbia-Greene Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Columbia-Greene Community College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 60% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,047 students1,701 students
Columbia-Greene Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:128:1
Columbia-Greene Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students849 students1,163 students
Columbia-Greene Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,198 students538 students
Columbia-Greene Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% Asian
Columbia-Greene Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Columbia-Greene Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Columbia-Greene Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Columbia-Greene Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Columbia-Greene Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.270.69
Columbia-Greene Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Columbia-Greene Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,000$35,200
Columbia-Greene Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,410 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,490 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,410$5,512
Columbia-Greene Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,490$10,202
Columbia-Greene Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%92%
Columbia-Greene Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$13,006
Columbia-Greene Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,549
Columbia-Greene Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock
    Private, non-profit
    329 students | 18.50 Mi84 Alford Road
    Great Barrington MA  01230
  • 2,230 students | 28.60 Mi1350 West Street
    Pittsfield MA  01201
  • 3,594 students | 30.70 Mi491 Cottekill Rd
    Stone Ridge NY  12484
  • Maria College of Albany
    Maria College of Albany Photo - Unique areas for students to study, socialize and relax on this historic campus.
    Private, non-profit
    837 students | 32.10 Mi700 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany NY  12208
  • Memorial School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    131 students | 33.20 Mi600 Northern Blvd
    Albany NY  12204
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Did You Know?
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.