Trocaire College

Tel: (716)826-1200
  • 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Trocaire College is one of 6 community colleges within Erie County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Erie Community College (4.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Trocaire College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty86 staff85 staff
Trocaire College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,467 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 57% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,467 students1,688 students
Trocaire College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:127:1
Trocaire College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students671 students1,163 students
Trocaire College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students796 students525 students
Trocaire College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Trocaire College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Trocaire College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Trocaire College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Trocaire College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Trocaire College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Trocaire College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Trocaire College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.470.70
Trocaire College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Trocaire College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,000$35,300
Trocaire College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,820 is more than the state average of $5,480. 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 $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,820$5,480
Trocaire College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$15,820$9,953
Trocaire College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notessubject to change
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%92%
Trocaire College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$21,485$13,747
Trocaire College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$15,477$5,868
Trocaire College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate58%70%
Trocaire College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 12,733 students | 4.00 Mi121 Ellicott St
    Buffalo NY  14203
  • 800 students | 4.20 Mi465 Main Street, Suite 400
    Buffalo NY  14203
  • 561 students | 4.40 MiSterling Park - 200 Redtail Rd.
    Orchard Park NY  14127
  • Villa Maria College
    Private, non-profit
    477 students | 5.00 Mi240 Pine Ridge Rd
    Buffalo NY  14225
  • 356 students | 12.60 Mi3650 Millersport Highway
    Getzville NY  14068
Recent Articles
February 07, 2018
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
Did You Know?
Erie County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.