• Nassau Community College, a constituent member of the State University of New York system, is a comprehensive, full-opportunity institution of higher education. The College is dedicated to high quality, low-cost education and career preparation to meet the needs and interests of the community it serves. It is committed to academic excellence and the dignity and worth of the individual. To this end, Nassau Community College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as certificates and continuing education programs. Its curricula span the liberal arts and sciences, as well as pre-professional and professional areas, for the benefit of a diverse population. The College places a high priority on small classes, taught by qualified, experienced faculty, to provide an optimal educational environment.

School Highlights

Nassau Community College serves 13,864 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 13,864 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,739
  • Out-state tuition: $8,973
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,370 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Nassau 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
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
1,370 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Nassau Community College has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Nassau Community College diversity score of 0.72 is equal to the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,864 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,594 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,270 students
511 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Nassau Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
112 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
7,594 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,270 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
7%
8%
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% Hispanic
28%
23%
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% Black
18%
17%
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% White
40%
43%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.72
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
23.44%
4.29%
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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)
$42,000
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,739 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,973 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,739
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,973
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Nassau Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York by the Nassau County Board of Supervisors on February 9, 1959. When the College opened in a wing of the County Court House in Mineola on February 1, 1960, it had only 632 students. Enrollment increased dramatically after 1962, when classes were moved to spacious facilities at the former U.S. Air Force base at Mitchel Field. Nassau, the largest of SUNY's 30 community colleges, enjoys a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease of transferability to four-year schools. Nassau�s faculty is one of the best in New York State, having a higher than average number of Ph.D's and one of the lowest teacher/student ratios. The modern campus includes a library with sophisticated audio-visual facilities and classroom/laboratory wings equipped with personal computers and state-of-the-art apparatus for instruction in more than 60 different fields of study in business, fine & performing arts, health related sciences, liberal arts & sciences, mathematics / computer processing, natural sciences, engineering technologies and social sciences. Expert coaching in the finest indoor and outdoor athletic facilities has made the men's and women's varsity teams at Nassau a dominant force in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Individual athletes have gone on to prominence at senior colleges and universities, as well as in professional sports and as coaches and physical education teachers. The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized by the N.Y. State Board of Regents to award two-year Associate Degrees in Arts (A.A.), Science (A.S.), and Applied Science (A.A.S.).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Nassau Community College cost?

Nassau Community College's tuition is approximately $4,739 for In-State students and $8,973 for Out-State students.

What is Nassau Community College's ranking?

Nassau Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 13,864 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,739
  • Out-state tuition: $8,973
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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