Suffolk County Community College

533 College Rd
Selden, NY 11784-2899
Tel: (631)451-4110
School Highlights
  • Suffolk County Community College serves 26,600 students (54% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Suffolk County Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Suffolk County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Five Towns College (16.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 754 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Suffolk 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 Faculty754 staff81 staff
Suffolk County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 26,600 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment26,600 students1,701 students
Suffolk County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:128:1
Suffolk County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students14,318 students1,163 students
Suffolk County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students12,282 students538 students
Suffolk County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Suffolk County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Suffolk County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Suffolk County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Suffolk County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Suffolk County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Suffolk County Community College Non Resident (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Suffolk County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.69
Suffolk County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Suffolk County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,700$35,300
Suffolk County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,100 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,490 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,100$5,512
Suffolk County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,490$10,202
Suffolk County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%93%
Suffolk County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,470$13,747
Suffolk County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,868
Suffolk County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Five Towns College
    Private, for profit
    687 students | 16.90 Mi305 North Service Road
    Huntington Station NY  11746
  • 240 students | 19.50 Mi320 S. Service Road
    Melville NY  11747
  • 8,394 students | 20.70 Mi2350 Broadhollow Road
    Farmingdale NY  11735
  • 103 students | 22.40 Mi128 Broadway Rte 110
    Amityville NY  11701
  • Briarcliffe College
    Private, for profit
    1,719 students | 23.60 Mi1055 Stewart Ave
    Bethpage NY  11714
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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.