North Country Community College

  • 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 1,893 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
North Country Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty132 staff158 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of North Country Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The North Country Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,893 students1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:111:1
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# Full-Time Students751 students858 students
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# Part-Time Students1,142 students579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
96 students408 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
-
% Asian
-
8%
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% Hispanic
2%
24%
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% Black
7%
19%
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% White
84%
39%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.290.74
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College Completion Rate
31%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $6,400 is more than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $23,000 is more than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has grown by 94% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,400$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$23,000$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid59%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,375$5,500
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Acceptance Rate98%75%
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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: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to North Country Community College is Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (16.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 716 students | 16.20 Mi7777 State Route 30
    Paul Smiths, NY 12970
    (518) 327-6000
    16.20716
  • 1,250 students | 40.60 Mi136 Clinton Point Dr.
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    (518) 562-4200
    40.601,250
  • Champlain College
    Private not-for-profit
    4,385 students | 46.50 Mi163 S Willard St
    Burlington, VT 05401
    (802) 860-2700
    46.504,385
  • 5,104 students | 47.90 Mi660 Elm Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    (802) 828-4060
    47.905,104
  • 3,223 students | 55.70 Mi34 Cornell Drive
    Canton, NY 13617
    (315) 386-7011
    55.703,223
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