Villa Maria College

240 Pine Ridge Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225-3999
Tel: (716)896-0700
  • Villa Maria College is a private, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan spirit. Through career-directed associate and baccalaureate degree programs integrated with liberal arts education and field experience, the College educates students for employment and transfer to other educational institutions.
School Highlights
  • Villa Maria College serves 477 students (76% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Villa Maria College is one of 6 community colleges within Erie County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo (4.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Villa Maria College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty45 staff81 staff
Villa Maria College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 477 has grown by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment477 students1,701 students
Villa Maria College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:128:1
Villa Maria College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students361 students1,163 students
Villa Maria College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students116 students538 students
Villa Maria College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Villa Maria College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Villa Maria College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Villa Maria College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Villa Maria College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Villa Maria College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Villa Maria College More (2011-2016)
Villa Maria College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.69
Villa Maria College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$35,300
Villa Maria College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,170 is more than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,170$16,236
Villa Maria College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%93%
Villa Maria College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,500$13,747
Villa Maria College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,150$5,868
Villa Maria College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate80%70%
Villa Maria College Percent Admitted (2011-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Villa Maria College is Western New York's premier private college for both traditional and non-traditional students. Based in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Villa Maria College provides a holistic approach to higher education, addressing each student's intellectual, vocational, and spiritual needs. Villa offers two-year degrees in Business Management, Early Childhood Education, Education Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jazz, Liberal Arts, Music, Music Business, Photography, and Physical Therapist Assistant. Our suburban campus, located just outside Buffalo, New York, in the community of Cheektowaga, is safe and easy to find. There's plenty of parking, and the four main buildings are interconnected, so there's no long hikes outdoors between buildings unless of course you want to enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined grounds. Nestled between Lakes Erie and Ontario, Buffalo, is home to rich and varied cultural entertainment and an abundance of high-spirited activities that can be enjoyed any time of year. Villa Maria College provides excellent facilities, an extremely talented and dedicated faculty and support-based services for our students. Year after year, Villa graduates are entering the workforce fully prepared and having success along their career path. We also believe strongly in providing continuing education for practicing career professionals who may wish to upgrade their individual skill level and knowledge base. Villa Maria College has computer labs accross it's campus which offer a variety of state-of-the-art hardware and software. In addition to the two student acces computer labs on the first floor, there are newly installed labs in the library, Photography Department, Graphics Department, and the Music Department. The Music Department features a new digital recording studio.

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Did You Know?
Erie County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Erie County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.