Schenectady County Community College
- The primary mission of Schenectady County Community College is to provide comprehensive higher education and adult education opportunities of the highest quality through academic, career-technical, professional, and personal enrichment programs in response to local educational needs and at low cost to students.
- The teacher population of 156 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Schenectady County Community College||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||156 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,497 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||42:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,562 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,935 students||538 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,300||$35,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Schenectady County Community College, established in 1967, is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The College emphasizes high quality academic programs, broad access for students, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. SCCC offers a wide range of transfer degree, career degree and certificate programs. The College has committed, accessible teaching faculty and an attractive campus, located in Schenectady along the Mohawk River - in the heart of the New York State Capital District. Schenectady County Community College offers the following Transfer, Career, and Certificate programs. In striving to achieve its primary mission, the College affords students the opportunity to earn Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees in college parallel or career technology programs. The College also provides students with the opportunity to earn certificates in specialized career fields or personal development activities. SCCC operates as a comprehensive community college under the programs and standards of the State University of New York. Sponsored by Schenectady County, the College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
- The nearest community college to Schenectady County Community College is Belanger School of Nursing (1.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 127 students | 1.80 Mi650 McClellan St
Schenectady,  NY  12304
- 500 students | 10.80 Mi1259 Central Ave
Albany,  NY  12205
- 65 students | 12.20 Mi7 Harriman Campus Road
Albany,  NY  12206
- 748 students | 12.40 Mi855 Central Ave
Albany,  NY  12206
- 837 students | 13.10 Mi700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany,  NY  12208
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.