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IPEDS ID: 366395
OPE ID: 00287800
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Suffolk County Community College
533 College Rd, Selden, New York 11784-2899
General information:  (631) 451-4110
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  26,711 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3141,332
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,080$6,066$6,070$6,0700.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$15,678$15,888$16,300$16,130-1.0%
Off Campus with Family$9,598$9,822$10,122$10,060-0.6%
Off Campus$19,454$19,878$20,290$20,270-0.1%
Off Campus with Family$13,374$13,812$14,112$14,2000.6%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 2-year program at this school.
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Alternative Tuition Plans
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid13,89586%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,81184%$14,784,212$3,879
Federal grants3,43675%$9,665,419$2,813
Pell grants2,43153%$9,429,156$3,879
Other federal grants1,00522%$236,263$235
State/local government grant or scholarships3,12769%$4,994,323$1,597
Institutional grants or scholarships631%$124,470$1,976
Student loan aid1,01522%$3,463,236$3,412
Federal student loans99522%$3,394,316$3,411
Other student loans200%$68,920$3,446
  • 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 aid119,10173%$60,404,702$3,162
Pell grants8,69533%$28,202,069$3,243
Federal student loans8,45432%$17,445,313$2,064
  • 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$6,011$6,867$6,940
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$4,030$3,527$4,098
$30,001 – $48,000$7,364$6,993$5,749
$48,001 – $75,000$6,979$6,823$8,002
$75,001 – $110,000$8,285$8,465$9,833
$110,001 and more$9,614$9,495$10,395
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)26,711
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,322
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 56%
Part-time: 44%Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 18%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 77%
25 and over: 23%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 100%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 89%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 8%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
  • 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: 64%
Part-time students: 45%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 20%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
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: 16%
Female: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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: 5%
Asian: 20%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 18%
White: 21%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
[Students who began in Fall 2009]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 19%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 26%
[Students who began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 5%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 20%
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) 2012-2013
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.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-1
Category total-1
Architecture and Related Services
Interior Architecture-0
Category total-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping6112
Business Administration and Management, General3225
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other-12
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management00
Office Management and Supervision-3
Resort Management-1
Retailing and Retail Operations08
Category total9361
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-28
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician-32
Category total-60
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-19
Category total-19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0
Computer and Information Sciences, General-13
Information Science/Studies00
Information Technology540
Category total553
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0
Elementary Education and Teaching-0
Secondary Education and Teaching-4
Category total-4
Engineering, General-18
Category total-18
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-12
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General5-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-15
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other-0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-9
Category total536
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-49
Category total-49
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-20
Category total-20
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietitian Assistant-23
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-20
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training29-
Occupational Therapist Assistant-20
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant-2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-301
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-21
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy-27
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-37
Category total29451
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science2221
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician1-
Fire Services Administration-14
Category total3235
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2439
Category total2439
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-1,520
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-124
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-125
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-50
Category total-1,819
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-34
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology-16
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician011
Category total061
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef4-
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General0-
Culinary Arts/Chef Training022
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager8-
Category total1222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-0
Human Services, General-23
Category total-23
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs-0
Category total-0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-0
Commercial and Advertising Art-26
Design and Applied Arts, Other-9
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-14
Interior Design-21
Music Performance, General-0
Music, General-16
Visual and Performing Arts, General-41
Category total-127
Grand total873,398
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division III MenWomen
Swimming and Diving88
Track and Field, Outdoor1515
Track and Field, X-Country75
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1966 -  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 (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs2/1/2011 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant6/1/1971 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Associate Degree Programs9/1/1963 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations3020
Liquor law violations000
  • This change in numbers is due to a targeted drug enforcement by COPE units on campus
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft600
  • 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 Year201120102009
Default rate10.1%14.1%16.4%
Number in default271334362
Number in repayment2,6832,3562,197
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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