• 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 1,376 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,376 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,820
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Trocaire College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 176 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Trocaire College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Trocaire College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,376 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
553 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
823 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
923 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
553 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
823 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
6%
23%
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% Black
15%
17%
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% White
70%
43%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.48
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.81%
1.55%
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 $16,274. The private state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$15,820
$16,274
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Tuition Notes
subject to change
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,000
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$14,437
$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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
53%
72%
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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: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Trocaire College cost?

Trocaire College's private state tuition is approximately $15,820.

What schools are Trocaire College often compared to?

Trocaire Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Erie Community College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Trocaire College?

The acceptance rate of Trocaire College is 53%, which is lower than the state average of 72%.

What is Trocaire College's ranking?

Trocaire College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

School Calendar

View the Trocaire College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last Day to Enroll in 5 Installment Payment Plan January 12, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Last Day to Drop/Add January 30, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,376 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,820
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 30%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Erie County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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