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IPEDS ID: 191083
OPE ID: 01068400
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Erie Community College
121 Ellicott St, Buffalo, New York 14203-2698
General information:  (716) 842-2770
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  12,733 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty326502
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,500$5,100$5,100$5,1000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$12,930$12,900$13,000$13,3002.3%
Off Campus with Family$7,430$7,800$7,900$8,2003.8%
Off Campus$16,530$16,800$16,995$17,5953.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,030$11,700$11,895$12,4955.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,25384%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,98774%$11,390,969$5,733
Federal grants1,74965%$7,645,190$4,371
Pell grants1,74965%$7,501,390$4,289
Other federal grants40615%$143,800$354
State/local government grant or scholarships1,67162%$3,707,090$2,218
Institutional grants or scholarships1736%$38,689$224
Student loan aid83031%$3,150,135$3,795
Federal student loans82531%$3,097,041$3,754
Other student loans120%$53,094$4,425
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,11752%$34,861,822$4,898
Pell grants5,88643%$22,931,464$3,896
Federal student loans4,06430%$16,536,068$4,069
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,532$4,752$4,369
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$2,616$3,179$2,934
$30,001 – $48,000$3,988$5,080$4,561
$48,001 – $75,000$7,187$7,950$7,731
$75,001 – $110,000$9,433$9,661$9,614
$110,001 and more$9,520$10,109$10,049
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)12,733
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment752
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 66%
25 and over: 34%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 53%
Part-time students: 34%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 22%
Transfer-out rate: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 21%
Female: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 13%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 26%
Two or more races: 18%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 21%
Non-resident alien: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2010 or Fall 2011, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 7%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 24%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 28%
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 22%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Category total0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General10-
Business Administration and Management, General-194
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies2-
Office Management and Supervision-31
Restaurant/Food Services Management-14
Category total12239
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production-13
Category total-13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-46
Category total-46
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-7
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance6-
Information Technology-39
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design19-
Category total2546
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager-25
Building/Property Maintenance-27
Construction Trades, Other10-
Category total1052
Teacher Assistant/Aide6-
Category total6-
Construction Engineering1-
Engineering, General-14
Mechanical Engineering18-
Category total1914
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-12
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-13
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-13
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology-13
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-10
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0-
Industrial Technology/Technician-14
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-8
Category total083
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-26
Category total-26
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-19
Dental Assisting/Assistant21-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-47
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician-11
Dietitian Assistant-10
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)2-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)232
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-16
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary1525
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-14
Occupational Therapist Assistant-13
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician-33
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-119
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-25
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-23
Category total61357
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-156
Criminal Justice/Police Science2643
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-4
Fire Services Administration-4
Forensic Science and Technology7-
Homeland Security5-
Category total38207
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-46
Category total-46
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-691
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-179
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-8
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-24
Category total-902
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-15
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-29
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology-21
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician29-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other7-
Precision Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other38-
Category total7465
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-5
Category total-5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-17
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-1
Category total-18
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef9-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-39
Category total939
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General54-
Category total54-
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician10-
Category total10-
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography8-
Category total8-
Grand total3262,158
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Erie Community College has Veterans Affairs Office at each campus staffed with coordinators to evaluate military transfer credits. Erie Community College has been been designated as a participating institution in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP).
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Ice Hockey26
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1981 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)11/1/1984 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists(!)8/1/1974 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Associate Degree Programs8/1/1984 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate16.2%19.0%23.1%
Number in default584623679
Number in repayment3,5973,2702,931
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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