• 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 1,322 students (34% 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 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,322 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,820
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 176 teachers has grown by 69% over five years.
Trocaire College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
176 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Trocaire College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Trocaire College diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,322 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
451 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
871 students
579 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Trocaire College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
6%
24%
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% Black
18%
19%
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% White
64%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Trocaire College and the percentage of White community college students in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
7%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.74
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College Completion Rate
27%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,000
$35,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Trocaire College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $15,820 is less than the state average of $16,522. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$15,820
$16,522
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Tuition Notes
subject to change
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Trocaire College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$23,039
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$14,935
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Trocaire College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
58%
75%
This chart display the percent admitted of Trocaire College and the community college average percent admitted of NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,322 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,820
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 36%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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