Nassau Community College

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School Overview

Nassau Community College is a two-year community college in East Garden City, New York, located on Long Island. Abbreviated NCC, it is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) and one of the largest community colleges in the state.

NCC grants more Associate’s degrees than any other school in the state of New York, and is ranked third among two-year public schools across the country. The Associate of Arts degree emphasizes a liberal arts education in social sciences and humanities. NCC also offers professional certification programs, as well as transfer programs for Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences.

NCC is popular among students for academic programs in fields such as engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, nursing and civil and electrical engineering technologies. NCC also provides work-study and internship programs which pair students with businesses and organizations on a local, national and international level.

General Information

Admission Office

One Education Drive

Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 572-7345

Fax: (516) 572-9743

Contact: Tika Esler

Associate Dean of Admissions
Main Address

One Education Drive

Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 572-7500

Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,631


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Class rank and fulfillment of mathematics and science requirements important for admission to accounting, business, engineering, nursing, allied health, mortuary science, civil technology, computer information systems, computer science, electrical technology, paralegal, and telecommunications technology programs.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,658 $3,857 $3,927 $4,037 +2.80%
Books and Supplies $1,152 $1,152 $1,400 $1,400 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $4,810 $5,009 $5,327 $5,437 +2.06%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,316 46%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,013 40% $8,106,175 $4,027
• Federal grants 1,375 27% $5,252,840 $3,820
• Pell grants 1,372 27% $4,954,525 $3,611
• Other federal grants 689 14% $298,315 $433
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,560 31% $2,853,335 $1,829
Institutional scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 803 16% $2,896,762 $3,607
• Federal student loans 798 16% $2,859,758 $3,584
• Other student loans 9 0% $37,004 $4,112

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2577 84
Agriculture 13
Food Science 13
Architecture and Related Services 16
Interior Architecture 16
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 396 6
Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping 57 2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Studies 11 1
Business Administration and Management 208
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary 1
Fashion Merchandising 55
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 34
Hotel/motel Administration/management 26
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 3
Retailing and Retail Operations 4
Communication and Journalism Studies 8
Speech Communication 8
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 43 14
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services, Other 26 14
Photographic and Film/video Technology/technician and Assistant 17
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 24 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1
Computer and Information Sciences 7
Information Science 17
Construction Trades 2
Construction Trades, Other 2
Education 105 3
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 49
Kindergarten/preschool Teacher Education 34
Secondary Teacher Education 22
Teacher Assistant/aide 3
Engineering 12
Engineering 12
Engineering Technology 33
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 13
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 8
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 10
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 250 4
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 8
Dietitian Assistant 2
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 1
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 21 1
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 31
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 19
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 139
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 14
Surgical Technology/technologist 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 154
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 149
Fire Science/fire-fighting 5
Human Services 28
Community organization and Advocacy 28
Legal Studies 38 54
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 7
Legal Assistant/paralegal 31 54
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1313
Humanities/humanistic Studies 1105
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 208
Mechanics and Repairers 12
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 12
Personal and Culinary Services 37
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science 20
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 17
Visual and Performing Arts 84
Art/art Studies 35
Commercial and Advertising Art 19
Fashion/apparel Design 24
Music Performance 6
Work and Family Studies 1
Child Care and Support Services Management 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Digital art A
Graphic Design A,C
Interior Design A,C
Music – General Performance A
Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Construction Management C
Fashion Merchandising A
Management Information Systems A
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Mass Communications/Media Studies A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades

Construction Trades – General C


Early Childhood Education A
Elementary Education A
Junior High Education A
Secondary Education A
Teacher Assistance C


Civil Engineering B
Computer repair tech A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Engineering science A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A
Computer Systems A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Studio recording technology C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C
Foods/Nutrition Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Personal & Culinary Services

Dietary management C
Food Service A
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A
Mortuary Science/Embalming A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Transportation & Materials Moving – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Nassau Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (516) 572-7501
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: One Education Dr, Garden City, NY 11530-6793
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 16,650
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 13,292 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,130
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,730
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,446

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Nassau Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Nassau Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 49
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 52
Construction Trades 2
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 3
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Visual and Performing Arts 29
Grand total 2354

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Nassau Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,130
Out-of-state $11,730
Books and supplies $1,950

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,244 72%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,013 65% $7,446
Student loan aid 466 15% $4,531

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,639 50% $6,552
Federal student loans 2,454 14% $5,194

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Nassau Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Nassau Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Nassau Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 16,650
Undergraduate enrollment 16,650
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Nassau Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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