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.

School Highlights

Schenectady County Community College serves 4,732 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

Schenectady County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has grown by 138% over five years.
Schenectady County Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty282 staff158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Schenectady County Community College has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The Schenectady County Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,732 students1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:111:1
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# Full-Time Students1,555 students858 students
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# Part-Time Students3,177 students579 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
9%
8%
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% Hispanic
8%
24%
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% Black
13%
19%
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% White
63%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.570.74
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College Completion Rate
21%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,861 is less than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,317 is less than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,861$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,317$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,260$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Schenectady County Community College is Belanger School of Nursing (1.9 miles away).
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  • Belanger School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    131 students | 1.90 Mi650 McClellan St
    Schenectady, NY 12304
    (518) 243-4471
    1.90131
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    Albany, NY 12205
    (866) 948-0571
    10.80418
  • 360 students | 12.40 Mi855 Central Ave
    Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 786-0855
    12.40360
  • 32 students | 12.50 Mi14 Computer Drive West
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 438-7682
    12.5032
  • Maria College of Albany
    Maria College of Albany Photo - Learning takes place inside and outside classrooms with frequent professor and student interactions.
    Private not-for-profit
    796 students | 13.00 Mi700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 438-3111
    13.00796
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