North Country Community College

23 Santanoni Avenue; PO Box 89
Saranac Lake, NY 12983-0089
Tel: 8888796222
  • 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
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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • North Country Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Franklin County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (10.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
North Country Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty103 staff85 staff
North Country Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,882 has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,882 students1,688 students
North Country Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:127:1
North Country Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students804 students1,163 students
North Country Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,078 students525 students
North Country Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
North Country Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
North Country Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
North Country Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
North Country Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
North Country Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
North Country Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
North Country Community College Non Resident (2007-2015)
North Country Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.170.70
North Country Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
North Country Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,300
North Country Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,400 is more than the state average of $5,480. 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 $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 120% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,400$5,480
North Country Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$23,000$9,953
North Country Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%92%
North Country Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,747
North Country Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,457$5,868
North Country Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate98%70%


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


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Environmental Club, International Travel Club, Intramural Sports, Massage Therapy Club, National Honor Societies, Nursing Club, Outdoor Club (hiking/kayaking/etc) Art Club, Nursing Club, Environmental Club,
International Travel Club,
Intramural Sports,
Massage Therapy Club,
National Honor Societies,
Outdoor Club (hiking/kayaking/etc),
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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Did You Know?
For New York public 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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.