- 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.
Schenectady County Community College serves 4,015 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 4,015 students
- In-state tuition: $3,861
- Out-state tuition: $7,317
- Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
- Minority enrollment: 32%
- Source: Verified school update
Schenectady County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
The teacher population of 282 teachers has grown by 80% over five years.
Schenectady County Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Schenectady County Community College has declined by 39% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Schenectady County Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,861 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,317 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Schenectady County Community College cost?
Schenectady County Community College's tuition is approximately $3,861 for In-State students and $7,317 for Out-State students.
What is Schenectady County Community College's ranking?
Schenectady County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Least expensive tuition.
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