Erie Community College

121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings

School Highlights

Erie Community College serves 8,364 students (60% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 8,364 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,888
  • Out-state tuition: $9,183
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Erie Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,136 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Erie Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,136 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Erie Community College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five years.
The Erie Community College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,364 students
1,460 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,059 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,305 students
591 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
752 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,059 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,305 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
60 students
382 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
6%
8%
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% Hispanic
5%
23%
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% Black
14%
17%
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% White
65%
43%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.55
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
25%
30%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,600
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,888 is less than the state average of $5,961. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,183 is less than the state average of $10,369. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,888
$5,961
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,183
$10,369
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
81%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,465
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,250
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Erie Community College cost?
Erie Community College's tuition is approximately $4,888 for In-State students and $9,183 for Out-State students.
What is Erie Community College's ranking?
Erie Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.
In what neighborhood is Erie Community College located?
Erie Community College is located in the Downtown neighborhood of Buffalo, NY. There are 1 other community '.college.' located in Downtown.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 8,364 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,888
  • Out-state tuition: $9,183
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 35%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Erie County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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