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 5,231 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 156 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Schenectady County Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty156 staff85 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Schenectady County Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 55:1 over five years.
The Schenectady County Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,231 students1,353 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:125:1
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# Full-Time Students1,729 students784 students
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# Part-Time Students3,502 students669 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
7%
7%
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% Hispanic
7%
23%
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% Black
14%
19%
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% White
64%
41%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.560.73
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College Completion Rate
20%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$35,200
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,861 is less than the state average of $5,176. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,317 is less than the state average of $10,071. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,861$5,176
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,317$10,071
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Belanger School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    105 students | 1.90 Mi650 McClellan St
    Schenectady NY  12304
    (518) 243-4471
    1.90105
  • 419 students | 10.80 Mi1259 Central Ave
    Albany NY  12205
    (518) 437-0000000
    10.80419
  • 422 students | 12.40 Mi855 Central Ave
    Albany NY  12206
    (518) 786-0855
    12.40422
  • 40 students | 12.50 Mi14 Computer Drive West
    Albany NY  12205
    (518) 438-7682
    12.5040
  • 912 students | 13.00 Mi700 New Scotland Ave
    Albany NY  12208
    (518) 438-3111
    13.00912
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,176 per year for in-state students and $10,071 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,279 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in New York is Plaza College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.