Suffolk County Community College

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School Overview

Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), a two-year public college, is located on Long Island, NY and is sponsored by SUNY (State University of New York) and Suffolk County, NY, USA. It has three main campuses in Riverhead, Brentwood, and Selden along with two “satellite” centers in downtown Riverhead and Sayville.

Founded in 1959, Suffolk County Community College is one of the biggest community colleges in the SUNY system. It offers the cheapest college tuition in Long Island. It offers over 70 degrees and certificate programs in several areas and boasts a low student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. It also has championship athletic teams, a highly respected Honors program, and devoted faculty.

Suffolk County Community College offers the Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.), and the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in addition to several certificate programs. Students can choose from programs in computing, communications and the arts, business, engineering, scientific studies, technical studies, liberal arts/university parallel, community and human services, and health.

A lot of the SCCC students will transfer to four-year colleges or universities to receive their bachelor’s degree. SCCC now is partnered with Cornell University through a program called “Pathways to Success” which allows students to transfer directly to a Cornell degree program.

General Information

Admission Office

533 College Road

Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451-4000

Fax: (631) 451-4415

Contact: Kate Rowe

College Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

533 College Road

Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451-4000

Total undergrads: 22,839

Degree-seeking undergrads: 22,839


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: $35

Online application fee: $35
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission tests may be used for admission or placement in certain programs in conjunction with high school record.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,836 $4,956 $4,256 $4,606 +8.22%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 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 $6,036 $6,156 $5,456 $5,806 +6.41%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,003 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,003 93% $9,746,196 $2,435
• Federal grants 3,565 83% $7,354,885 $2,063
• Pell grants 3,001 70% $6,561,048 $2,186
• Other federal grants 2,003 47% $793,837 $396
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,625 38% $2,180,816 $1,342
Institutional scholarships or grants 156 4% $210,495 $1,349
Student loan financial aid 2,505 58% $5,573,944 $2,225
• Federal student loans 2,505 58% $5,498,944 $2,195
• Other student loans 35 1% $75,000 $2,143

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2680 90
Agriculture 1 1
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 1 1
Architecture and Related Services 20
Interior Architecture 20
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 327 6
Accounting 93
Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping 34 2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Studies 1
Business Administration and Management 184
Entrepreneurship 3
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 5
Hotel/motel Administration/management 1
Office Management and Supervision 8
Retailing and Retail Operations 2
Communication and Journalism Studies 16
Communication and Journalism Studies, Other 16
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 8
Photographic and Film/video Technology/technician and Assistant 8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 31 1
Computer and Information Sciences 4
Information Science 27 1
Education 137
Biology Teacher Studies 2
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 97
English LanguageTeacher Education 16
Mathematics Teacher Education 6
Social Studies Teacher Education 16
Engineering 6
Engineering 6
Engineering Technology 30 8
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician 15
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 8
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 18
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 423 33
Dietitian Assistant 16
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 13
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 33
Occupational Therapist Assistant 14
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 11
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 306
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 8
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy 19
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 36
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 154 3
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 2
Criminal Justice/police Science 146
Fire Protection, Other 1
Fire Services Administration 8
Human Services 15
Community organization and Advocacy 15
Legal Studies 24 28
Legal Assistant/paralegal 24 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1290
Humanities/humanistic Studies 82
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 1208
Mechanics and Repairers 58 2
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 26 1
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 23
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 9 1
Personal and Culinary Services 26 8
Baking and Pastry Arts/baker/pastry Chef 1
Culinary Arts/chef Training 25
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 1 7
Visual and Performing Arts 61
Art/art Studies 20
Commercial and Advertising Art 19
Design and Applied Arts, Other 9
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 8
Music Performance 5
Work and Family Studies 35
Child Care and Support Services Management 35
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Environmental Design A
Interior Architecture A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Theater Design/Stagecraft A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Finance/Banking A
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Insurance/Risk Management A
Management Science A
Marketing Management A,C
Office Management A
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Information Technology A,C
Web/Multimedia Management A


Early Childhood Education A
Secondary Education A


Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science A
Environmental Studies A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Physical Sciences

Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Meteorology A
Physics A
Planetary Sciences A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A

Social Sciences

Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – 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.

Suffolk County Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (631) 451-4110
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 533 College Rd, Selden, NY 11784-2899
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 25,230
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 19,242 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,052
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,522
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 67%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,406

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

Suffolk County Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Suffolk County Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Architecture and Related Services 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 812
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 25
Construction Trades 1
Education 5
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 14
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 29
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 33
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 4
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 23
Personal and Culinary Services 41
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Grand total 2472

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Suffolk County 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 $6,052
Out-of-state $11,522
Books and supplies $1,500

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 2,714 67%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,359 59% $6,406
Student loan aid 669 17% $3,872

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 9,589 37% $5,628
Federal student loans 2,867 11% $4,076

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Suffolk County 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 Suffolk County 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

Suffolk County Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 25,230
Undergraduate enrollment 25,230
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

Suffolk County 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 (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • 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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