• As a public, comprehensive two-year institution dedicated to providing affordable, accessible education, we work within an ever-changing environment to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions; prepare students for success in college and in the workforce; provide enrichment and lifelong learning opportunities; augment learning through the integration and application of emerging technologies; prepare students to live and work in a global society; play an active role in economic development; and enhance the quality of life for residents of Ulster County.

School Highlights

Ulster County Community College serves 3,089 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,089 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,942
  • Out-state tuition: $9,162
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Ulster County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 250 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Ulster County Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
250 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ulster County Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Ulster County Community College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,089 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,125 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,964 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
204 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,125 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,964 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
13%
23%
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% Black
6%
17%
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% White
72%
43%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.46
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.75%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,100
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,942 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,162 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,942
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,162
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,028
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,211
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
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 Notes

  • Ulster County Community College, a dynamic, comprehensive community college, located in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, serves over 11,000 credit and noncredit students each year. SUNY Ulster is a student-centered community college providing innovation and excellence in learning. SUNY Ulster offers over 45 different degree, diploma and certificate programs. Each year, during the break between Fall and Spring semesters, we offer a number of one to three credit courses that you can complete in three weeks. SUNY Ulster offers the opportunity for you to complete studies for many careers or to enter fields which require additional education beyond graduation from SUNY Ulster. SUNY Ulster is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY), and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. At SUNY Ulster, there's more to life than language courses, library assignments, and logarithms. There are student activities, clubs, special events, and opportunities to serve in student and college governance...something for you, no matter what your interest beyond the classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ulster County Community College cost?

Ulster County Community College's tuition is approximately $4,942 for In-State students and $9,162 for Out-State students.

What is Ulster County Community College's ranking?

Ulster County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,089 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,942
  • Out-state tuition: $9,162
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 28%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,507 per year for in-state students and $10,195 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,274 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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