The College of Westchester

  • The College of Westchester is dedicated to providing you with the outstanding, career-focused education you want in order to embrace a rewarding future.
School Highlights
  • The College of Westchester serves 1,021 students (79% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • The College of Westchester is one of 6 community colleges within Westchester County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Berkeley college (White plains) (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
The College of Westchester(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty50 staff81 staff
The College of Westchester Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,021 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,021 students1,701 students
The College of Westchester Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:128:1
The College of Westchester Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students808 students1,163 students
The College of Westchester Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students213 students538 students
The College of Westchester Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
The College of Westchester Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
The College of Westchester Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
The College of Westchester Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
The College of Westchester Black (2007-2016)
% White
The College of Westchester White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
The College of Westchester More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
The College of Westchester Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.69
The College of Westchester Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
The College of Westchester Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2008)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,400$35,300
The College of Westchester Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $21,015 is more than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,015$16,236
The College of Westchester In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
The College of Westchester % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$24,687$13,747
The College of Westchester Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,868
The College of Westchester Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate94%70%
The College of Westchester Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College of Westchester (CW) offers degree programs that are conveniently tailored to your academic needs. Programs are offered in the areas of Accounting, Business Management/Marketing, Computer Networking, Digital Media, and Allied Health. The College of Westchester is a career college where the vast majority of your courses are directly related to your major field of study. You can earn a bachelor's degree in as little as 3 years or an associate degree in as little as 19 months. In a short certificate program, you can obtain specialized job skills to jump-start or up-grade your career. These short programs are popular among students who already have some advanced skills or education and those who want to be employable and promotable in the shortest possible time. The College of Westchester is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The college is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to confer the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees.

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Did You Know?
Westchester County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Westchester County, NY is SUNY Westchester Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.