Erie Community College

School Highlights

Erie Community College serves 10,529 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Top Rankings

Erie Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 493 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Erie Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty493 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Erie Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Erie Community College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment10,529 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:125:1
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# Full-Time Students6,706 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students3,823 students669 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
65353
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
7%
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% Hispanic
3%
23%
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% Black
12%
19%
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% White
56%
41%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
21%
6%
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Diversity Score0.630.73
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College Completion Rate
23%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,888 is less than the state average of $5,858. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,183 is less than the state average of $10,539. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,888$5,858
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,183$10,539
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,021$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Erie Community College is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo (0.3 miles away).
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    Buffalo, NY 14203
    (716) 884-9120
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    Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 826-1200
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  • Villa Maria College
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    Private not-for-profit
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    Buffalo, NY 14225
    (716) 896-0700
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    (800) 836-5627
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  • 195 students | 8.30 MiSterling Park - 180 Redtail Rd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    (716) 677-9500
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Did You Know?
For Erie County, NY private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,982 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Erie County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Online. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.