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Binghamton, NY 13905
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SUNY Broome Community College

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Broome Community College, founded in 1946, is a two-year college and a member of the largest college system in the world, the State University of New York, commonly known as SUNY.

Under the wing of SUNY, the college is sponsored by the County of Broome and a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All curriculums are registered by the State Education Department. Individual programs are accredited by a variety of sources when necessary, including but not limited to, the Commission on Higher Education, the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

The college strives to set itself apart from other community colleges with its access to excellent faculty and state-of-the-art technology. Campus services include information technology services, a learning assistance center, and the library and learning resources center featuring Wi-Fi access, multiple computer and reference labs, extensive media services, and even iPods available for student loan. Studies are flexible, and students may choose from full-time, part-time, day, evening, weekend, and online courses.


The college offers over 30 different associate degrees in arts, science, and applied science degree-granting programs in the following:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Business & Public Services
  • Health Sciences
  • Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics

The college also awards diplomas in 18 fields, short-term certificate programs in four fields, two-year university parallel programs like the Excelsior College Transfer Program, career-oriented programs, service learning programs and non-credit continuing education programs are available. The most popular and competitive departments are Health Sciences, featuring modern laboratory and medical facility the Decker Health Science Center complete with fully-equipped simulation rooms, and in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, featuring some of the most academically intense courses available on campus.

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Prospective students are invited to apply for admission online or by requesting a paper application. Students may apply for either the fall semester, which begins in August, or the spring semester, which begins in January. Both in-state and out-of-state students are accepted; however, out-of-state students will generally pay higher tuition prices. The college provides open admission to qualified candidates, with “special admissions” applying to some students. Early admission applicants seeking to take college level courses while still enrolled in high school constitute special admissions, as do international admission students, home schooled students, readmission students, ex-offenders, and students without a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

Anyone wishing to apply to one of the Health Science Programs will undergo a competitive admissions process. These programs begin in the fall semester only, with the exception of the Nursing: Evening/Weekender programs.

The school requires that all matriculated students take ACCUPLACER tests in the areas of math, English, and reading. The results are used by academic advisors to select a student’s courses. All full- and part-time students must complete the test unless they have recently taken the exam, have transferred in applicable credits, or the requirement has been waived by the Admissions Office.

Some students may qualify for the Educational Opportunity Program, which is designed to assist students who might not normally be accepted, and are in need of extra academic support as well as financial aid.

Financial Aid

A wealth of options are available to students seeking financial aid. The campus Financial Aid Office will automatically send information to any student who requests financial assistance upon applying for admission. Financial aid is available to any student entering a degree or certificate program that is taking at least one class. There are three main types of financial aid which may be combined into a “financial aid package,” grants, loans, and part-time “work-study” employment. In order to begin the process of seeking out financial aid all students must fill out the federal FAFSA application, which can be done online, and the New York State TAP or APTs applications. New York State programs are administered through the Higher Education Services Corporation.

Scholarships are another great option with more than $500,000 distributed over 800 financial awards given to students annually. The best time to apply for $200, $500, $1,000 and $2,500+ scholarships is during the Spring Scholarship Season. Freshmen, continuing students and graduating seniors are eligible. Transferring graduates may apply for the Baccalaureate, Frank Paul Lockheed Martin and DAR scholarships to assist with tuition at their 4-year college.

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With close to 9,000 students and over 50 clubs and organizations, students are sure to find a niche while on campus. During the campus “Common Hour” students enjoy lectures, concerns, and films. After class there are intramural sports teams, free access to open gym time, free ice skating, performances and plays at the Little Theater, and exciting organizations like the Chess Club, Fine Art & Design Club, the Ski Extreme Club and the Paintball Club to keep students busy.

While the college does provide access to a database of off-campus student housing, it maintains no responsibility for screening or approving of listings. Students get to campus by walking, driving, or using the public bus systems.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Hornets participate in athletics as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and the subdivision of NJCAA Region III. Campus athletic facilities include gymnasiums, a weight room, a health and fitness center, a baseball field, a soccer and lacrosse complex, an ice rink, and tennis courts.

Men’s varsity teams compete in basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. Women’s varsity teams compete in basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball and tennis. A variety of intramural sports and activities are also available to students.

Broome Community College athletics are famous for long-time coach Dick Baldwin who holds the record for victories by a college coach, with 879. In recent years the women’s soccer team won the NCJAA Division II National Title in 2007, and again in 2008.

Local Community

The campus is located just minutes from downtown Binghamton, New York, one hour from Syracuse, and several hours from the State Capitol of Albany. Ithaca, New York, home of Ithaca College and Cornell University is only about 45 miles away, while New York City and Philadelphia are each about 200 miles from campus. While tucked into the historic Susquehanna River valley on the over 200-acre campus, it’s easy to forget that all these urban hotspots are so close by.

Information Summary

Ranks 195th in New York and 2771st 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 10 0.16
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 175 0.37
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 17 0.04
Robbery 76 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 415 0.87
Larceny 1,796 3.77
Vehicle theft 73 0.15

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Binghamton, NY 13905
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population27,506 (25,820 urban / 1,686 rural)
Households11,795 (2.21 people per house)
Median Household Income$28,089
Families5,815 (2.92 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Large
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 District3622

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3857th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,954 $3,954 $7,908
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $587 $587 $587
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $165 $165 $330
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 $5,941 $5,941 $9,895
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,771 $14,771 $18,725
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,641 $8,641 $12,595

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,139 $4,301 $4,139 $4,301 $7,833 $8,121
  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 $4,120 $6,043
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,690 $2,669
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,690 $2,669

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 CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 63 28 29 7 2 792 286 1,209
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 13 2 15
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Banking and Financial Support Services 3 3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology 2 2
Business Administration and Management, General 8 2 1 50 27 88
Business/Commerce, General 1 1
Child Care and Support Services Management 3 3 6
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 8 5 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 1 20 16 38
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 1 14 15
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 4 1 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 4 5
Corrections 1 4 1 6
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 1 28 19 50
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 21 13 35
Design and Visual Communications, General 1 13 11 25
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 8 4 13
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1
Engineering, General 2 9 8 19
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 19 1 1 21
Environmental Science 1 3 2 6
Fire Services Administration 1 6 1 8
Forensic Science and Technology 1 7 2 10
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 2 19 1 22
General Studies 21 8 7 1 1 180 49 268
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 11 2 13
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 1 1 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 5 1 6
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Services, General 1 1 14 3 19
Industrial Technology/Technician 1 1
Information Science/Studies 1 1 1 22 5 30
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 1 13 3 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 6 10 1 115 47 179
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 5 2 8
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 17 5 23
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 12 3 15
Medical/Clinical Assistant 11 1 12
Music, General 8 2 10
Office Management and Supervision 1 5 2 8
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 10 6 17
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 14 6 21
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 2 1 61 15 84
Resort Management 1 3 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 3 22 15 41
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 16 17
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2623rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,093 ($60,643 male / $57,720 female)
Number of FT Faculty 164 (83 male / 81 female)
Number of PT Faculty 430
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $5,606,316

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