Top Albany Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 5 top community colleges in Albany, New York, serving 2,281 students.
  • Albany community colleges have a diversity score of 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.

Top Albany, NY Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • 1259 Central Ave
    Albany NY  12205
    (518)437-1802

    500 students
  • Maria College of Albany
    Maria College of Albany Photo - Unique areas for students to study, socialize and relax on this historic campus.
    Private, non-profit
    700 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany NY  12208
    5188612517

    837 students
  • Memorial School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    600 Northern Blvd
    Albany NY  12204
    (518)471-3260

    131 students
  • 855 Central Ave
    Albany NY  12206
    (518)786-0855

    748 students
  • 7 Harriman Campus Road
    Albany NY  12206
    (518)438-7682

    65 students
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