Ulster County Community College

Tel: (845)687-5000
  • 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 3,594 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Ulster County Community College is the only community colleges within Ulster County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Dutchess Community College (14.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ulster County Community 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 Faculty125 staff85 staff
Ulster County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,594 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,594 students1,688 students
Ulster County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:127:1
Ulster County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,584 students1,163 students
Ulster County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,010 students525 students
Ulster County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ulster County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Ulster County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Ulster County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Ulster County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Ulster County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Ulster County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Ulster County Community College Non Resident (2011-2013)
Ulster County Community 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.0.290.70
Ulster County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Ulster County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,100$35,300
Ulster County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,942 is less than the state average of $5,480. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,162 is less than the state average of $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,942$5,480
Ulster County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,162$9,953
Ulster County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%92%
Ulster County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,091$13,747
Ulster County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,868
Ulster County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,480 per year for in-state students and $9,953 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,254 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a 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. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.