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.
School Highlights
  • SUNY Westchester Community College serves 13,916 students (54% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • SUNY Westchester Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Westchester County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to SUNY Westchester Community College is The College of Westchester (2.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 510 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
SUNY Westchester 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 Faculty510 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of SUNY Westchester Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The SUNY Westchester Community College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,916 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:128:1
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# Full-Time Students7,546 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students6,370 students538 students
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% Asian
4%
6%
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% Hispanic
29%
19%
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% Black
20%
17%
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% White
39%
49%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
Diversity Score0.720.69
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College Completion Rate
12%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,723 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 $12,213 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,723$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,213$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,967$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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).

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • The College of Westchester
    Private, for profit
    916 students | 2.20 Mi325 Central Ave
    White Plains NY  10606
    2.20916
  • 625 students | 2.40 Mi99 church street
    White Plains NY  10601
    (914) 694-1122
    2.40625
  • Cochran School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    93 students | 8.40 Mi967 North Broadway-Andrus Pavillion-Saint John's Riverside, HOSP
    Yonkers NY  10701
    (914) 964-4296
    8.4093
  • n/a students | 10.70 Mi434 Main Street
    New Rochelle NY  10801
    10.70n/a
  • Montefiore School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    n/a students | 10.90 Mi53 Valentine St
    Mount Vernon NY  10550
    (914) 361-6221
    10.90n/a
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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.