SUNY Westchester Community College
- The mission of Westchester Community College is to provide high quality, affordable education to meet the career, transfer, basic preparatory, vocational, and recreational needs of the Westchester community. We are accessible, adaptable, dedicated to lifelong learning, and sensitive to the individual needs of our diverse population.
- The teacher population of 510 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|SUNY Westchester Community College||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||510 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||13,916 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||27:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||7,546 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||6,370 students||538 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$41,800||$35,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. A master plan for construction, drawn in 1961, was followed to complete eight major buildings by 1988: Engineering Technologies (1962), Student Center (1963), Physical Education Building (1964), Classroom Building (1967), Learning Resource Center (1969), Science Building (1978), Academic Arts Building (1981), and Administration Building (1988). Westchester Community College's Health Science Building, originally constructed by Yale University during its brief prior use of the Hartford estate, was extensively renovated in 1990. The resulting mix of modern and traditional architecture, together with the rolling terrain and mature trees and plantings, makes for an unusually beautiful campus. Westchester Community College's main campus is centrally located on 218 rolling, wooded acres in Valhalla, New York. Attractive, contemporary and historic buildings set among the trees house library, computer, science, laboratory, classroom, theater, arts, child care, physical education, and administration facilities. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, and on the weekends, as well as at twelve convenient extension sites around the county. Many courses are available during summer sessions as well as in the fall and spring semesters. In addition to credit courses leading to associate degrees or certificates, Westchester Community College offers a full range of noncredit courses for students of all ages to sharpen their skills and broaden their interests. Three types of associate degrees in 40 subject areas: the Associate in Arts for students transferring to four-year institutions in the liberal arts; the Associate in Science for those transferring to four-year institutions for business, math, science or health careers; and the Associate in Applied Science for those preparing to seek immediate employment, change careers or transfer. In addition, certificate programs requiring approximately 30 credits are offered in approximately 20 career fields. Westchester Community College is fully accredited and a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Its college curricula are registered and approved by the New York State Education Department. The College is one of 30 community colleges affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY).
- The nearest community college to SUNY Westchester Community College is The College of Westchester (2.2 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 916 students | 2.20 Mi325 Central Ave
White Plains,  NY  10606
- 625 students | 2.40 Mi99 church street
White Plains,  NY  10601
- 93 students | 8.40 Mi967 North Broadway-Andrus Pavillion-Saint John's Riverside, HOSP
Yonkers,  NY  10701
- n/a students | 10.70 Mi434 Main Street
New Rochelle,  NY  10801
- n/a students | 10.90 Mi53 Valentine St
Mount Vernon,  NY  10550
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