New York Community Colleges

  • There are 104 community colleges located throughout New York (47 public colleges and 57 private colleges), serving 431,414 students.
  • For New York community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,444 per year for in-state students and $8,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,085 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 0.67 (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
January 27, 2017
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
January 27, 2017
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
January 27, 2017
With serious mental health issues on the rise on college campuses nationwide, community colleges are scrambling to provide expanded mental health services to students.