North Country Community College

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North Country Community College (NCCC), locally referred to as the North Country College of Essex & Franklin, is a 2-year community college located in the city of Saranac, in Upstate New York. It was founded in 1967, has a total annual enrollment of approximately 2,400 students and employs over 140 full-time faculty and roughly 300 part-time faculty and instructors. NCCC is unique among New York’s higher education institutions in that it is the only one that is located within the Adirondack Park, the largest national park in the contiguous United States (and also one of the most beautiful). In addition to its Saranac campus, NCCC has branch campuses in the cities of Ticoderoga and Malone.

NCCC is a highly ranked community college. In 2012, the college was ranked No.22 on the Washington Monthly‘s list of Best Community Colleges. It was recently ranked the best community college in New York and is one of the fastest growing 2-year community colleges in the nation. Industry publications including Community College Week and Military Times have also ranked NCCC among the top community colleges in the United States.


North Country Community College offers career-focused certificates, diplomas and two-year associate degrees in various disciplines and academic fields including business, technology, liberal arts, the sciences, allied health professions and vocational trades. The most popular fields of study at NCCC include nursing, business, radiologic technology, sports management, events management, massage therapy, recreation leadership and liberal arts. The college offers associate degrees designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs and 2+2 transfer degrees designed to prepare students to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university.

General Information

Admission Office

23 Santanoni Avenue

PO Box 89

Saranac Lake, NY 12983

(518) 891-2915

(888) 879-6222

Fax: (518) 891-0898

Contact: Edwin Trathen

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
Main Address

23 Santanoni Avenue, PO Box 89

Saranac Lake, NY 12983-0089

(518) 891-2915

Total undergrads: 1,968

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,031


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing, radiologic technology, and massage therapy. SAT or ACT and placement tests recommended for competitive programs.

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General A,C
Massage Therapy A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies 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.

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