Five Towns College

School Highlights
  • Five Towns College serves 687 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Five Towns College is one of 4 community colleges within Suffolk County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Five Towns College is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown (2.6 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Five Towns College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty43 staff81 staff
Five Towns College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Five Towns College has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Five Towns College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment687 students1,701 students
Five Towns College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:128:1
Five Towns College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-1,163 students
Five Towns College Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-538 students
Five Towns College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Undergraduate Students630 students1,104 students
# Graduate Students22 students95 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
200451
Five Towns College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
3%
6%
Five Towns College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
9%
19%
Five Towns College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
17%
17%
Five Towns College Black (2007-2016)
% White
64%
49%
Five Towns College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Five Towns College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
4%
Five Towns College Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
4%
Diversity Score0.550.69
Five Towns College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,800$35,200
Five Towns College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $21,370 is more than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,370$16,236
Five Towns College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
Five Towns College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,292$13,006
Five Towns College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$10,500$5,549
Five Towns College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate56%70%
Five Towns College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Reading475476
Five Towns College SAT Reading (2007-2013)
SAT Math450495
Five Towns College SAT Math (2007-2013)
SAT Writing430485
Five Towns College SAT Writing (2007-2013)
ACT Composite1922
Five Towns College ACT Composite (2011-2013)
ACT English1919
Five Towns College ACT English (2011-2013)
ACT Math1920
Five Towns College ACT Math (2011-2013)
ACT Writing99
Five Towns College ACT Writing (2011-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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.

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