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 906 students (80% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

The College of Westchester ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 115 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
The College of Westchester(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty115 staff158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The College of Westchester has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The The College of Westchester diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment906 students1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:111:1
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# Full-Time Students728 students858 students
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# Part-Time Students178 students579 students
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% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
48%
24%
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% Black
38%
19%
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% White
8%
39%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.620.74
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College Completion Rate
40%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,400$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $21,015 is more than the state average of $16,522. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,015$16,522
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$27,875$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,188$5,500
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Acceptance Rate94%75%
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to The College of Westchester is SUNY Westchester Community College (2.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 11,121 students | 2.20 Mi75 Grasslands Road
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    (914) 606-6600
    2.2011,121
  • Cochran School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    87 students | 6.90 Mi967 North Broadway-Andrus Pavillion-Saint John's Riverside, HOSP
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    (914) 964-4296
    6.9087
  • 2,157 students | 8.50 Mi434 Main Street
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
    8.502,157
  • Montefiore School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    162 students | 8.90 Mi53 Valentine Street
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (914) 361-6537
    8.90162
  • 2,126 students | 13.00 MiOne University Place
    Stamford, CT 06901
    (860) 486-2000
    13.002,126
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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.