• 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 16,650 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 16,650 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,739
  • Out-state tuition: $8,973
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • 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 23% over five years.
Nassau Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Nassau Community College diversity score of 0.74 is equal to the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,650 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
9,486 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,164 students
579 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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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
7%
8%
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% Hispanic
31%
24%
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% Black
21%
19%
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% White
33%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.74
0.74
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College Completion Rate
24%
29%
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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 $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,973 is less than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,739
$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,973
$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
72%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,750
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
75%
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: 2020 (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.).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 16,650 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,739
  • Out-state tuition: $8,973
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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