Niagara County Community College

3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132

School Details

Niagara County Community College was founded in 1962 and was given its name in honor of the County of Niagara, its local sponsor. Niagara County Community College provides Associate degrees and certificates through its accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is classified as a public, two-year institution. In addition to the overall accreditation, Niagara County Community College has also earned specialized accreditation for some of its programs:

  • Physical Therapy Program
  • Radiologic Technology Program
  • Nursing Program
  • RN Associate Degree Programs
  • Licensed Practical Nursing Programs

Niagara County Community College operates with the mission to provide a teaching and learning environment dedicated to excellence while maintaining the hallmarks of student centeredness, accessibility, comprehensiveness, collegiality, community partnership, and lifelong learning. The main campus is located on 287 acres in Sanborn, New York.

When applying to Niagara County Community College, potential students must submit a high school diploma, a GED certificate or be at least 18 years old and be able to benefit from a program at Niagara County Community College. Niagara County Community College has an open admission policy and a rolling admissions deadline. Students who attend Niagara County Community College return for a following year at a rate of 59% for full-time students and 50% for part-time students.

Credits earned at Niagara County Community College can be transferred to other higher learning institutions and about 12% of students take advantage of this and transfer out of Niagara County Community College to another institution.

Students at Niagara County Community College typically graduate within the two years it is expected to take to earn an Associate’s degree at a rate of 13% and graduate within three years at a rate of 27%.

There are 7,157 students currently enrolled at Niagara County Community College, and of these students, 1,646 are adult learners over the age of 24. Students at Niagara County Community College are mostly full-time enrollments making up 61% of the student body leaving 39% as part-time enrollment students.

The gender break down shows a student body with about 57% female students and 43% male students. There is little racial diversity with 82% of students being white. The other represented ethnicities of Hispanic, African American, American Indian and Asian make up 2%, 8%, 1% and 1% of the student body, respectively. Most students come from within the state of New York with 98% of students declaring in-state residency.

Students have a variety of academic options at Niagara County Community College. There is a mix of over 70 programs within four academic divisions. The represented academic divisions include:

  • Arts, Media, & Technology
  • Business and Hospitality
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Health, and Mathematics

Through program completion in these departments, students can earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree.

There are a total of 417 faculty members, all of which are considered instructional faculty, with the exception of 30 research and public service faculty members. These faculty members make up a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio which makes for average class sizes.

For students wanting to work toward a degree or certificate, but who have a hectic schedule, Niagara County Community College offers online options for students. There five online degree and certificate programs. The available online programs include:

  • Arts, Media and Technology
  • Business and Hospitality
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Health and Mathematics
  • Library Science

Students can find many ways to stay busy outside of class. Some of ways for a student to spend free time is through participating in extracurricular activities. There are currently 49 active student organizations at Niagara County Community College. Students are also encouraged to start their own club or organization. The types of extracurricular activities available Niagara County Community College include:

  • Professional organizations
  • Honor societies
  • Religious clubs
  • Minority clubs
  • Special interest clubs
  • Cultural clubs

The yearly tuition and fees for enrollment at Niagara County Community College is $4,040 for in-state students and $9,584 for out-of-state students. The financial aid office can help students with tuition payment plans, pre-paid tuition plans and can help students find and apply for grants, scholarships and loans. Currently, 49% of the student population accepts some form of grant or scholarship aid. The average grant or scholarship package is $4,222 per student per year. Students can also take on loans for extra assistance, 30% of students have student loans and the average loan amount of $4,302.

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    7,157
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    1,646
  • Percent Admitted:
    100%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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