Nassau Community College

Tel: (516)572-7501
  • 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Nassau Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Briarcliffe College (5.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 862 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Nassau Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty862 staff85 staff
Nassau Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 22,374 has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment22,374 students1,688 students
Nassau Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:127:1
Nassau Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students13,541 students1,163 students
Nassau Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,833 students525 students
Nassau Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Nassau Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
6%
6%
Nassau Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
19%
19%
Nassau Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
20%
17%
Nassau Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
47%
48%
Nassau Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
4%
Nassau Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
5%
Nassau Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.700.70
Nassau Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
22%
27%
Nassau Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,000$35,300
Nassau Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,739 is less than the state average of $5,480. 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 $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,739$5,480
Nassau Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,973$9,953
Nassau Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%92%
Nassau Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,747
Nassau Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,868
Nassau Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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 $5,480 per year for in-state students and $9,953 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,254 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. 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.