Nassau Community College

  • 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 22,374 students (61% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Nassau Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Nassau Community College is New York College of Health Professions (6.4 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 862 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Nassau Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty862 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Nassau Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Nassau Community College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment22,374 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:128:1
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# Full-Time Students13,541 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students8,833 students538 students
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% Asian
6%
6%
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% Hispanic
19%
19%
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% Black
20%
17%
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% White
47%
49%
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% Non Resident races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
6%
4%
Diversity Score0.700.69
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College Completion Rate
22%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,000$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,739 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,973 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,739$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,973$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,549
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.).

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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.