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145 College Rd
Suffern, NY 10901-3699
p. 845-574-4000
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Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes)

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Introduction

Rockland Community College is a two-year community college located in Rockland, NY. It’s part of the State University of New York network and offers professional certificates and associate’s degrees. Students may also take courses for personal or professional enrichment. High school students that would like to get a jump on their college careers may complete their senior years at Rockland and have up to 34 hours of college completed by the time they officially graduate from high school.

Rockland’s goal is to provide an educational opportunity to all who seek one and who can benefit from instruction. Regardless of whether students want to take just a class or two or begin the path toward a doctorate, Rockland Community College is an excellent place to start.

Academics

Rockland Community College offers more than 40 different degree and certificate programs throughout all areas of study. Students may earn career certificates, technical certificates, Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, Associate in Science (AS) degrees and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Certificates can generally be completed in one year or less and associate’s degrees require 60 credit hours, which usually takes about two years.

The AA and the AS are designed so that students may complete the first two years of their undergraduate degree at Rockland and then transfer to a four-year college or university to finish their baccalaureate degree. There are multiple reasons why students would do this – Rockland is much less expensive than most four-year schools and students can can stay closer to home for another two years.

The AAS is designed so that students may begin careers immediately after completing the degree. SUNY has several educational requirements for students that are completing a 4 year degree. Students at Rockland that plan to transfer to another SUNY school to finish a degree can take many of these courses during the first two years.

In addition to traditional classes, Rockland Community College also offers night and weekend classes 7 days a week. Students can actually attend class full-time during these sessions and complete a degree without needing to quit a job to do it.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Rockland Community College has an open enrollment policy and strives to provide an education to all who can benefit from instruction. There are minimal entrance requirements for students wishing to pursue a certificate or degree and they include the completed application (either paper or online) along with the fee, an official high school transcript or proof of GED and immunizations as required by the state of New York.

Students who just want to take courses for personal or professional enrichment may only need to submit the application and fee. Transfer students may be required to submit transcripts from their previous/current school.

High school students with a good GPA may also choose to finish their senior year of high school at Rockland Community College. Those who choose to do this will earn their high school diplomas while also earning up to 34 college credits. Classes must meet high school graduation requirements and students must take English and math placement tests.

Financial Aid

Rockland Community College offers several different forms of financial aid including need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students that wish to apply for financial aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online starting in January.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5412th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in New York.

Athletics

Rockland Community College offers an intercollegiate athletics organization that’s a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. They compete in the Mid-Hudson Athletic Conference and offer several sports teams including men’s and women’s golf and basketball. Men may also choose to play baseball, golf and soccer and women may also play tennis and volleyball. RCC also offers intramural sports.

Additional School Information

The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.

Bibliography

  • RCC Rockland Community College State University of New York. SUNY Rockland Community College. 2011. Web. 27 Sept 2011.
  • SUNY State University of New York. State University of New York. 2011. Web. 27 Sept 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 184th in New York and 2408th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 15 0.19

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Suffern, NY 10901-3699
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population21,760 (21,398 urban / 362 rural)
Households8,089 (2.65 people per house)
Median Household Income$71,051
Families5,644 (3.21 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3617

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 3831st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,175 $4,175 $8,350
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $335 $335 $335
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $174 $174 $347
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,800 $5,800 $9,975
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,880 $17,880 $22,055
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,250 $12,250 $16,425

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,985 $4,375 $3,985 $4,375 $7,610 $8,390
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,270
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,750 $9,190
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,710 $2,850
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,950 $6,250

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 34 179 188 65 5 461 153 1,094
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 7 2 1 2 13
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Art/Art Studies, General 1 3 2 6 13
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 1 5 1 8
Business Administration and Management, General 3 12 15 4 22 10 67
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 2 1 4 7
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 2 3
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 1 3 1 1 3 11
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 1 4 2 7
Criminal Justice/Police Science 10 15 2 30 16 74
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 1 2
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 2 3
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1 2 4
Fire Services Administration 1 6 7
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 1 3 3 7
Graphic Design 1 2 1 10 3 17
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 9 49 81 15 4 191 53 405
Information Science/Studies 2 2 2 2 3 1 12
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 6 6 1 1 14 2 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 2 4 1 10 5 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 8 46 28 19 59 30 192
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Therapist Assistant 4 5 13 2 24
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 1 1 1 4 7
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 31 9 8 50 14 114
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 2 4 1 12 4 24
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 1 1
Tourism Promotion Operations 2 1 2 3 2 10
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 2 1 3

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 359th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $91,740 ($89,362 male / $90,062 female)
Number of FT Faculty 116 (43 male / 73 female)
Number of PT Faculty 528
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $13,797,680

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