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3111 Saunders Settlement Rd
Sanborn, NY 14132
p. 716-614-6222
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Niagara County Community College

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Founded in 1962, Niagara County Community College is situated on a beautiful, 250-acre rural residential campus just minutes from Buffalo, NY, Canada and Niagara Falls. The college offers over 70 certificate and degree programs and also has numerous unique programs such as the Disney College Program Experience that add incredible value to the school. Since NCCC is a unit of the State University of New York system, it has all of the advantages of a university while maintaining the small, community college appeal.

Niagara County Community College has an intercollegiate athletics club and also has numerous student clubs and organizations that make life at NCCC fulfilling and fun. Because of it’s unique location, there are unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and cultural entertainment. Buffalo is also home to several professional sports teams including the Buffalo Bills NFL team, the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team, the Buffalo Sabres NHL team, and the Buffalo Bisons minor league baseball team.


Niagara County Community College offers over 70 different courses of study that lead to either certificates or degrees. Students may earn an associate’s degree or certificate in order to start a new career or advance in a current field, or they may choose to earn a transfer degree in order to complete a baccalaureate program at a 4-year school. NCCC is a SUNY school and has partnerships with many colleges and universities within the SUNY network. There are also several unique programs that students may choose to participate in.

The Disney College Program Experience allows students to intern at Disney in Orlando, FL and earn college credits while learning, earning and living the Disney lifestyle. This program requires that students take a core group of classes called the Disney College Program Co-Op which is 6 credit hours and requires 240 hours of work. There are also several other programs available at Disney so that students may earn even more credits.

Niagara County Community College also offers the opportunity to learn in foreign lands via the SUNY study-abroad program. Students have the opportunity to study in more than 600 locations on all 7 continents. Where the student chooses to study depends upon the program being studied and the student’s preference.

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Niagara County Community College accepts applications on a rolling basis which means that students may apply right up until classes start or are full. Any individual may enroll for a single class but students wishing to pursue a degree need to complete the online NCCC SUNY application and submit it along with official high school transcripts or a copy of a GED and immunization records. Students are also required to take the placement test or submit proof of testing exemption. Students that would like to apply for financial aid should also complete the FAFSA at this point.

Transfer students are required to submit all college transcripts in addition to all of the requirements listed above. Some programs have prerequisite courses that must be taken prior to admission to the program so students should pay careful attention to the requirements of their chosen programs to ensure that these requirements are met prior to registration.

Transfer students must also submit proof of English proficiency if English is not the native language, as well as a statement of financial support equal to or greater than the cost of attending Niagara County Community College.

Students without a high school diploma who wish to pursue a degree must first complete the 24-hour high school equivalency program and apply for a GED from the New York State Education Department.

High school students wishing to get a headstart on a college degree may do so in one of two ways. Students may attend Niagara County Community College full-time and earn both their diploma and college credits or they may choose to attend high school and enroll part-time at NCCC. There are special requirements so students that are interested in either of these programs should contact a guidance counselor in order to get more information.

Financial Aid

Niagara County Community College offers a comprehensive financial aid package that includes need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students may also choose to participate in the ROTC program which has even more scholarships available. In order to apply for financial aid, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online starting in January.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5670th for the average student loan amount.
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Niagara County Community College offers an intercollegiate athletics association that is a Region III member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Thunderwolves compete in the Western New York Athletics conference and offer several sports teams including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, bowling, golf, lacrosse, soccer. Men may also choose to compete in baseball and wrestling and women have the additional options of softball and volleyball. The school’s colors are gold and blue.

In addition to intercollegiate sports, NCCC also offers intramural club sports including flag football, dodgeball, floor hockey and basketball. There are also mini tournaments and group exercise sessions that include water aerobics and zumba. There are fitness classes offered individually as well and students have free access to personal training advice, plans and sessions. Niagara County Community College has a fitness center, racquetball courts, a swimming pool and an gym that all have hours of open availability.

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.


  • Niagara County Community College. Niagara County Community College. 2011. Web. 4 Oct 2011.

    SUNY The State University of New York. The State University of New York.2011. Web. 3 Oct 2011.

  • “City Sports Teams.” The City of Buffalo The City of Buffalo. 2011. Web. 4 Oct 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 205th in New York and 2875th 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 2 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 5 0.07

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Sanborn, NY 14132
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population5,572 (1,374 urban / 4,198 rural)
Households2,091 (2.66 people per house)
Median Household Income$43,639
Families1,575 (3.08 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
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 District3627

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3632nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,792 $3,792 $9,480
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $372 $372 $372
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $158 $158 $395
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 $5,164 $5,164 $10,852
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,199 $17,199 $22,887
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,539 $6,539 $12,227

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,958 $4,040 $3,958 $4,040 $7,582 $7,736
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(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 $6,500 $8,360
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,375(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,375(N/C)

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 1 67 30 12 13 1,043 6 1,200
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 1 2 25 32
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 9 9
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 26 27
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 17 18
Art/Art Studies, General 1 3 9 1 15
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 32 32
Business Administration and Management, General 2 2 4 93 102
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1 13 14
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 15 16
Child Care and Support Services Management 2 2 5
Communications Technology/Technician 1 14 15
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 10 11
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 1 1
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 6 2 1 3 72 85
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 3 1 1 29 34
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 4 5
Engineering Science 6 6
Environmental Studies 5 6
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
General Studies 3 2 21 26
Health Aide 1 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 3 3
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 5 5
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 5 5
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 6 7
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 7 8
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Services, General 2 2 1 32 37
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 7 2 2 147 2 166
Information Science/Studies 4 2 21 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 8 1 2 2 58 71
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 25 1 29
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 20 21
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 7 7
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 1 43 1 48
Medical/Clinical Assistant 2 2 1 13 19
Music Performance, General
Music, General 1 7 10
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 2 2
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 11 11
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 1 13 16
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 2 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7 3 93 105
Resort Management
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Restaurant/Food Services Management 1 1
Retailing and Retail Operations 1 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3 1 13 18
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 4 12 17
Surgical Technology/Technologist 4 31 36
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 8 8
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 1 1 25 1 29
Tourism Promotion Operations 1 2 3
Tourism and Travel Services Management 5 5
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 1 21 23

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1388th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $69,319 ($72,821 male / $67,087 female)
Number of FT Faculty 109 (48 male / 61 female)
Number of PT Faculty 396
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $8,616,890

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