75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 11,121 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 11,121 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,723
  • Out-state tuition: $12,213
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 71%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

SUNY Westchester Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 839 teachers has grown by 157% over five years.
SUNY Westchester Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
839 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of SUNY Westchester Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The SUNY Westchester Community College diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,121 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,685 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,436 students
579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
4%
8%
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% Hispanic
41%
24%
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% Black
19%
19%
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% White
29%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.71
0.74
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College Completion Rate
18%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,800
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,723 is less than the state average of $5,464. 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 $10,103. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,723
$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,213
$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in SUNY Westchester Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,915
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
75%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 11,121 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,723
  • Out-state tuition: $12,213
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 71%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Westchester County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Westchester County, NY is Cochran School of Nursing. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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