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640 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
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Adirondack Community College

Adirondack Community College Rating: 2.8/5 (4 votes)

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Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains on 141 acres of land, you will find SUNY Adirondack, which is a comprehensive, 2-year college offering various Associate Degrees and Certificates. It offers programs for recent high school graduates, those with their G.E.D, as well as adults looking to continue their education. There are credit, non-credit and online courses available. Here you can study to transfer to a four-year school or you can even stay on campus and continue on the four-year path towards earning a B.A. or B.S. by participating in courses offered by SUNY Plattsburgh and Empire State College, partners of ACC, offering programs such as Nursing and Business Administration. In an effort to keep their students active and healthy, ACC has a physical education requirement for their students (if you have medical or physical reasons that limit your ability to participate there is an alternate course that can be taken to fulfill the requirement).

Small classrooms, internship opportunities, and student services are all available. The small classrooms help students have a more personal educational experience as well as prepare them for further education beyond the 2-year programs. Internships are available for many of the vocational and technical programs. Some programs do require internships in the specific area to be completed. A wide variety of services including career planning and job placement, a child care center, counseling, Center for Reading and Writing, Learning Resource Center, Math tutoring center, and special services.

Adults looking to continue their education can take advantage of the short, non-credit courses that are offered. These courses are continuously adapting to the ever-changing workplace and are designed to help you keep up-to-date and refresh your skills.After completion of the various offerings in these stress-free courses that don’t rely on grades, tests, and homework, you may consider enrolling in a full-time program towards one of the many degrees and certificates offered.

This particular community college offers courses in Social Science, Mathematics and Science, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Foreign Language, and Electives. These courses will lead to one of their many degrees and certificates ranging from Business to IT, Communications to Computer Science, Criminal Justice to Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology to Hospitality, Mechanical to Nursing, Music to Radio Broadcasting, and much, much more!

Most Popular Fields of Study


SUNY Adirondack usually admits high school graduates or those with G.E.D. equivalents.

To apply print off or pick up an application, complete the application, mail it in by the deadline (August 1st for Fall and January 1st for Spring), and if you are transferring from another college you must include a copy of your transcript. ACC will process the application as quickly as possible and send a response to admission. You can also send in any additional information that may be helpful in placing you, such as SAT and ACT test scores and recommendations.

Tuition is either based upon the number of credits taken, if you are a part-time student (11 credits or less) or a standard tuition for all full-time students (12 credits or more). Please contact the school for current tuition costs.

Early admission is available for seniors in high school who are looking to take a college course or two. Financial aid will not be available for any early admission students. Talk to your guidance counselor for more information regarding early admissions and the application process. International students will also have to apply for admissions, but will also have to take an English proficiency exam at the college with at least a grade of 500 to be considered for admission. A sponsor will also be required for admission to guarantee financial and housing matters during your time on campus.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid will be available for students taking at least 6-credit hours. You must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. You can then apply for the Tuition Assistance Program. For part-time students, you can apply for Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS). If you cannot pay for tuition in full, SUNY Adirondack does offer payment plans that can be set up by an automated bank payment or credit card payment.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5808th for the average student loan amount.
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Brand new student housing, Residence Hall, is now available. There are rooms for up to four people, and each unit consists of a living room, kitchenette, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, wi-fi, cable TV, on-site laundry, and they all come furnished. Students interesting in housing must complete the available online forms and be enrolled for a full-time course load.

Part-time and full-time students can all take advantage of the many student organizations as well as the free tutoring offered in the Center for Reading and Writing. These organizations are paid for through your student activity fees and are scheduled through the Student Activities Office. Participating in student organizations allows you to enhance your resume, get more out of your college experience as well as allowing you to meet new people and create new bonds with those that share similar interests as you.

Student Enrollment Demographics


ACC offers a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Participating in a sport will provide a credit towards the physical education requirement. Some sports are co-ed, some have both male teams and female teams, and some just have one or the other. All incoming freshman are automatically eligible to participate. You must sign up for the sport while signing up for classes and make sure your class schedule does not interfere with game schedules as some games will be held in the early afternoon. Students must maintain a minimum GPA to continue participating in sports.

Information Summary

Ranks 204th in New York and 2853rd 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 N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Queensbury, NY 12804
Surrounding communitySmall suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population24,083 (20,541 urban / 3,542 rural)
Households9,377 (2.54 people per house)
Median Household Income$47,177
Families6,777 (2.98 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District3621

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1834th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,774 $3,774 $7,548
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $422 $422 $422
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $158 $158 $315
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 $17,000 $17,000 $20,774
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,500 $16,500 $20,274
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,300 $8,300 $12,074

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,828 $3,973 $3,828 $3,973 $7,384 $7,637
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,767 $2,777
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,767 $2,777

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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 Capacity400
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$6,750
Board Fee$3,100

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 3 8 4 497 7 525
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 6 6
Business Administration and Management, General 48 1 51
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 6 7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 4 4
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 4 5
Corrections 18 1 19
Creative Writing 1 1
Criminal Justice/Police Science 37 1 38
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 6 6
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Engineering, General 6 6
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 1 1
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 1 1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 8 8
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2 2 1 167 2 176
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology 1 6 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1 35 1 39
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 5 5
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Music, General 2 3
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 5 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 2 1 103 1 108
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 19 20
Teacher Assistant/Aide 4 4
Tourism and Travel Services Management 3 3
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2562nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,505 ($58,770 male / $55,461 female)
Number of FT Faculty 92 (48 male / 44 female)
Number of PT Faculty 291
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,072,044

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