Trocaire College

  • Trocaire College, a private, two-year career-oriented Catholic College, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity and self-worth through education in a variety of professions and in the liberal arts.
School Highlights
  • Trocaire College serves 1,467 students (46% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Trocaire College is one of 6 community colleges within Erie County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Trocaire College is Erie Community College (4.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Trocaire College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty86 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Trocaire College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Trocaire College diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,467 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:128:1
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# Full-Time Students671 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students796 students538 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
19%
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% Black
12%
17%
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% White
71%
49%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
11%
4%
Diversity Score0.470.69
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College Completion Rate
27%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,000$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,820 is more than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $15,820 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,820$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$15,820$10,202
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Tuition Notessubject to change
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$21,485$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$15,477$5,549
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Acceptance Rate58%70%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Trocaire College was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College, offering higher educational opportunities to women of the Order. The College gained distinction early on in the field of Nursing and Health Science education. Trocaire College is the only independent private, two-year college in the City of Buffalo. Associate Degree programs are offered in over a dozen areas of study with many Certificate programs also available. In addition, there are numerous Life Long Learning classes providing professional and personal development opportunities. We are distinguished in the fields of Nursing and Health Science education. Additional areas of study include, but are not limited to, Business, Computer Network Administration, Hospitality Management, Massage Therapy, and the Liberal Arts. Our dedicated faculty have the resources to deliver the highest quality education within state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories on the Trocaire campus. As a student, you will have access to more than 100 computer workstations across campus. Program-related labs simulate real-world work environments to give you hands-on experience in your field of study. Trocaire College has developed quality two-year and shorter certificate programs which have long been recognized as providing superior skills in a variety of careers. Most of our graduates go immediately to work, but many benefit from our agreements with area four-year colleges and universities. These agreements allow you to transfer credits earned at Trocaire toward a baccalaureate degree at the four-year institution. Ninety-four percent of our graduates in the last two years found work or study in their field upon graduation.

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