North Country Community College

23 Santanoni Avenue; PO Box 89
Saranac Lake, NY 12983-0089
  • Located in the Adirondacks of New York and just minutes from Lake Placid, North Country Community College is committed to providing an innovative, challenging, supportive environment where the intellectual, career, personal and creative aspirations of all interested individuals can be realized. As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, we offer educational, cultural and recreational programs and experiences to a 3,500 square mile service area with 90,000 inhabitants. Each year, students enroll at our three locations in Saranac Lake, Malone, and Ticonderoga from every region of New York, New England, and countries around the world. We are proud to offer a progressive and individualized education to suit degrees, certifications and foundational credits. This is in addition to receiving a personal experience in a small-classroom setting. Living and learning here provides our students with the benefit of attending one of State University of New York`s most unique colleges. To learn more, visit www.nccc.edu.
School Highlights
  • North Country Community College serves 1,882 students (43% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • North Country Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Franklin County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to North Country Community College is Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (10.4 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
North Country Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty103 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of North Country Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
  • The North Country Community College diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,882 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:128:1
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# Full-Time Students804 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students1,078 students538 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-451
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
-
% Asian
-
6%
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% Hispanic
1%
19%
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% Black
5%
17%
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% White
89%
49%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
% Non Resident races
-
4%
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Diversity Score0.200.69
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College Completion Rate
22%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,400 is more than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $23,000 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 120% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,400$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$23,000$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,456$5,549
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Acceptance Rate98%70%

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Environmental Club, International Travel Club, Massage Therapy Club, National Honor Societies, Nursing Club, Outdoor Club (hiking/kayaking/etc)

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The people of Essex and Franklin counties of New York founded North Country Community College in 1967. The College's mission is to provide the highest quality public, post secondary education to area residents, as well as those outside the region, who desire to live, learn and grow in a unique educational setting.  The main campus of North Country Community College, which houses the administrative offices of the institution, is located in Saranac Lake. The College also has two branch campuses: Malone, in Franklin County and Ticonderoga, in Essex County. This allows the College to better serve the students of these geographically diverse populations. NCCC has the largest service district of any New York State community college, responding to the educational needs of the people in a 3,500 square-mile area. North Country maintains a strong reputation for progressive academic curriculum that is anchored in the liberal arts tradition. College programs are ideal for those students who plan on attaining a 2 or 4 year degree, as well as those seeking a career change. Degree programs are offered in Business Studies, Health Related Careers, Human Services and Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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    (802)860-2700
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  • 3,278 students | 55.80 Mi34 Cornell Drive
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    (315)386-7011
    55.803,278
  • 4,247 students | 70.60 Mi640 Bay Rd
    Queensbury NY  12804
    (518)743-2200
    70.604,247
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