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.
- The teacher population of 862 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Nassau Community College||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||862 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||22,374 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||13,541 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||8,833 students||538 students|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$42,000||$35,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.).
- The nearest community college to Nassau Community College is New York College of Health Professions (6.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 851 students | 6.40 Mi6801 Jericho Tpk
Syosset,  NY  11791
- 8,394 students | 8.50 Mi2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale,  NY  11735
- 16,182 students | 9.00 Mi222-05 56th Ave
Oakland Gardens,  NY  11364
- 240 students | 9.80 Mi320 S. Service Road
Melville,  NY  11747
- 103 students | 9.90 Mi128 Broadway Rte 110
Amityville,  NY  11701
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.