Trocaire College

360 Choate Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220-2094
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 7 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 17% over five years.
Trocaire College (NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 86 staff 75 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 increased from 10:1 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 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,467 students 1,316 students
Trocaire College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 27:1
Trocaire College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 671 students 911 students
Trocaire College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 796 students 405 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 ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.47 0.70
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 -
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 $5,476. 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 $9,943. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,820 $5,476
Trocaire College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,820 $9,943
Trocaire College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98% 93%
Trocaire College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $21,485 -
Trocaire College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $15,477 -
Trocaire College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 58% 73%
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.

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