SUNY Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595-0000
Tel: (914)606-6600
  • 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 same as the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • SUNY Westchester Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Westchester County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is The College of Westchester (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 510 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
SUNY Westchester Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty510 staff85 staff
SUNY Westchester Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 13,916 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment13,916 students1,688 students
SUNY Westchester Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:127:1
SUNY Westchester Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,546 students1,163 students
SUNY Westchester Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,370 students525 students
SUNY Westchester Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
SUNY Westchester Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
SUNY Westchester Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
SUNY Westchester Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
SUNY Westchester Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
SUNY Westchester Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
SUNY Westchester Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
SUNY Westchester Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
SUNY Westchester Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.720.70
SUNY Westchester Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
SUNY Westchester Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$35,300
SUNY Westchester Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,723 is less than the state average of $5,480. 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 $9,953. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,723$5,480
SUNY Westchester Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,213$9,953
SUNY Westchester Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%92%
SUNY Westchester Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,967$13,747
SUNY Westchester Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2014)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,868
SUNY Westchester Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2014)
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
    1,021 students | 2.40 Mi325 Central Ave
    White Plains NY  10606
  • 625 students | 2.60 Mi99 church street
    White Plains NY  10601
  • Cochran School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    93 students | 11.10 Mi967 North Broadway-Andrus Pavillion-Saint John/'/s Riverside, HOSP
    Yonkers NY  10701
  • Montefiore School of Nursing
    Private, non-profit
    n/a students | 11.10 Mi53 Valentine St
    Mount Vernon NY  10550
  • 1,485 students | 12.90 MiOne University Place
    Stamford CT  06901
Recent Articles
October 22, 2017
Learn about the changing tide in male enrollment at community colleges, as well as the catalysts behind the increase in men on campus.
October 20, 2017
When you first start college you may be overwhelmed by the newness of it. But keep these common mistakes in mind as you go through your first year to make sure that you are properly setup for the rest of your college career and your life thereafter.
October 09, 2017
Forget the degree! Many community college students are landing good jobs with just a community college professional certificate.
Did You Know?
Westchester County, NY community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Westchester County, NY is SUNY Westchester Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.