Schenectady County Community College

Tel: (518)381-1200
  • 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 6,497 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Schenectady County Community College is one of 2 community colleges within Schenectady County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Schenectady County Community College is Belanger School of Nursing (1.8 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 156 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Schenectady County Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty156 staff81 staff
Schenectady County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Schenectady County Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Schenectady County Community College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 78% over five years.
Total Enrollment6,497 students1,701 students
Schenectady County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio42:128:1
Schenectady County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,562 students1,163 students
Schenectady County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,935 students538 students
Schenectady County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Schenectady County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Schenectady County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Schenectady County Community College Hispanic (2007-2010)
% Black
Schenectady County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Schenectady County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Schenectady County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Schenectady County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.69
Schenectady County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Schenectady County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$35,300
Schenectady County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,861 is less than the state average of $5,512. 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 $10,202. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,861$5,512
Schenectady County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,317$10,202
Schenectady County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%93%
Schenectady County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,486$13,747
Schenectady County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,868
Schenectady County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Belanger School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    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
  • Maria College of Albany
    Maria College of Albany Photo - Unique areas for students to study, socialize and relax on this historic campus.
    Private, non-profit
    837 students | 13.10 Mi700 New Scotland Avenue
    Albany NY  12208
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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,512 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,236 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.