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 889 students (81% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The College of Westchester(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty50 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The College of Westchester has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The The College of Westchester diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment889 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:125:1
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# Full-Time Students717 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students172 students669 students
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% Asian
2%
7%
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% Hispanic
46%
23%
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% Black
36%
19%
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% White
10%
41%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.650.73
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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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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $21,015 is more than the state average of $16,365. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,015$16,365
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$26,471$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$5,500
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Acceptance Rate97%75%
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Source: 2019 (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 Berkeley college (White plains) (0.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 625 students | 0.90 Mi99 church street
    White Plains NY  10601
    (914) 694-1122
    0.90625
  • 11,535 students | 2.20 Mi75 Grasslands Road
    Valhalla NY  10595
    (914) 606-6600
    2.2011,535
  • Cochran School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    107 students | 6.90 Mi967 North Broadway-Andrus Pavillion-Saint John's Riverside, HOSP
    Yonkers NY  10701
    (914) 964-4296
    6.90107
  • n/a students | 8.50 Mi434 Main Street
    New Rochelle NY  10801
    8.50n/a
  • Montefiore School of Nursing
    Private not-for-profit
    148 students | 8.90 Mi53 Valentine Street
    Mount Vernon NY  10550
    (914) 361-6537
    8.90148
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