New York Community Colleges

  • There are 99 community colleges located throughout New York (47 public colleges and 52 private colleges), serving 426,168 students.
  • For New York 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67% (view national acceptance rates).
  • New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 52% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 27:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NY) School Average
Asian
6%
Hispanic
19%
Black
17%
White
48%
Two or more races
1%
Non Resident
4%
Unknown
5%
NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

New York Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
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Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.