75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Top Ranked (2023): 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 10,072 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,072 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,723
  • Out-state tuition: $12,213
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 68%
  • 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 64% over five years.
SUNY Westchester Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The SUNY Westchester Community College diversity score of 0.72 is equal to the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,072 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,019 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,053 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
811 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,019 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,053 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
5%
8%
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% Hispanic
38%
23%
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% Black
18%
17%
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% White
32%
43%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.72
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
12.59%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
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 $5,507. 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 $10,195. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,723
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,213
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
63%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,099
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
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: 2021 (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).

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does SUNY Westchester Community College cost?

SUNY Westchester Community College's tuition is approximately $4,723 for In-State students and $12,213 for Out-State students.

What is SUNY Westchester Community College's ranking?

SUNY Westchester Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,072 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,723
  • Out-state tuition: $12,213
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 68%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Westchester County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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