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 11,535 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Top Rankings

SUNY Westchester Community College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty510 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of SUNY Westchester Community College has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The SUNY Westchester Community College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,535 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:125:1
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# Full-Time Students6,156 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students5,379 students669 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
7%
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% Hispanic
30%
23%
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% Black
19%
19%
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% White
36%
41%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.740.73
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College Completion Rate
17%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,723 is less than the state average of $5,858. 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 $10,539. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,723$5,858
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,213$10,539
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,061$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to SUNY Westchester Community College is The College of Westchester (2.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • The College of Westchester
    Private for-profit
    889 students | 2.20 Mi325 Central Ave
    White Plains, NY 10606
    (914) 948-4442
    2.20889
  • 625 students | 2.40 Mi99 church street
    White Plains, NY 10601
    (914) 694-1122
    2.40625
  • Cochran School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    107 students | 8.40 Mi967 North Broadway-Andrus Pavillion-Saint John's Riverside, HOSP
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    (914) 964-4296
    8.40107
  • 2,157 students | 10.70 Mi434 Main Street
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
    10.702,157
  • Montefiore School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    148 students | 10.90 Mi53 Valentine Street
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (914) 361-6537
    10.90148
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Westchester County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Westchester County, NY is Cochran School of Nursing. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.