New York Community Colleges

  • There are 104 community colleges located throughout New York (47 public colleges and 57 private colleges), serving 431,341 students.
  • For New York community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,173 per year for in-state students and $9,389 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,592 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69% (view national acceptance rates).
  • New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.66 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 52% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 27:1.

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