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Schenectady, NY 12305
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Schenectady County Community College

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Schenectady County Community College is located in Schenectady, New York and works to help students throughout their academic careers by providing basic education courses for transfer purposes, industry-specific fields of study, and general education programs.


Schenectady County Community College offers various track programs depending on the type of degree or certificate you are hoping to obtain.

The first and most popular are the Transfer Degree Programs. These programs enable you to attend the first two years at Schenectady, receive an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, and then transfer to a four-year university to obtain your Bachelor’s degree. Programs vary in field of interest from Aviation Science to Human Services to Performing Arts.

There are also various career programs offered at Schenectady County Community College. These programs culminate in an Associate in Applied Science degree or Associate in Occupational Studies degree. This particular path is best reserved for students who are looking for job training versus general education courses to secure a job immediately after graduation. They range in fields from Accounting to Culinary Arts to Nanoscale Materials Technology.

Schenectady County Community College also enables students to take advantage of training-specific programs to either pursue employment right away or gain new skill sets. These programs range in Assistant Chef to Criminal Justice to Teaching Assistant.

Most Popular Fields of Study


In addition to filling out the free application for admission on the website or in the Admissions Office, all students seeking admission must submit official high school or GED transcripts. Also, if you are transferring from another college or institution of higher learning, you are required to submit transcripts from your time there as well. If you are uncertain of your major at the time of application, simply select “Liberal Arts” major—you are able to change it at any time.

It’s recommended that students submit their application as early as possible and to do so the fall before you are wishing to take classes as a student. A student must submit all requirements before a decision can even be made. Once a decision is made, the student is notified and begins preparation for enrollment at Schenectady County Community College.

Financial Aid

Once you have completed the admissions process for Schenectady County Community College, it’s important to begin the financial aid process as soon as possible. You should begin the process before you’ve heard back about a decision. Applying early helps you receive maximum consideration.

First, you must complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and then complete and submit the Financial Aid Student Information from Schenectady.

Roughly 80% of the student body at Schenectady County Community College receives financial aid of some sort. The college accepts grants, low interest loans, and work-study opportunities. There are also a variety of scholarships available through the college and can be applied for at the financial aid office.

In terms of cost and tuition, out-of-state residents pay more than twice what New York residents pay to attend Schenectady County Community College.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5433rd for the average student loan amount.
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Over 60% of the student body attends full-time. The average age of a full-time student at Schenectady County Community College is 22 while the average age of a part-time student is 33. Almost 100% of students are from New York and over half of the student body is female.

There is a plethora of student organizations that students at Schenectady County Community College can get involved in. Included in the list of organizations are multicultural groups, tutoring opportunities, as well as clubs for returning students. Schenectady works to not only educate students in the classroom but outside as well to teach teamwork, involvement, and taking initiative through student activities and groups.

The college does not provide on-campus housing; however, Student Life and Services works to find affordable, quality housing for students off campus through the local paper as well as through various apartment complexes that have an agreement with the college.

Student Enrollment Demographics


In order to become an athlete at Schenectady County Community College, students must meet all requirements set forth by the National Junior College of Athletics Association (NJCAA). It’s also important to note that missing classes as a student athlete is a serious matter and is oftentimes an issue with the administration and professors as well as the coaches.

The college has teams in Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men and Women’s Bowling, Women’s Crew, and Men’s Baseball.

The teams are known as the Royals and their colors are blue and gold.

Information Summary

Ranks 234th in New York and 3535th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 382 0.58
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.01
Forcible Rape 43 0.06
Robbery 204 0.31
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 904 1.36
Larceny 2,011 3.03
Vehicle theft 183 0.28

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Schenectady, NY 12305
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population5,922 (5,922 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,451 (1.53 people per house)
Median Household Income$20,781
Families574 (2.51 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
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 District3620

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4128th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,384 $3,384 $6,768
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $361 $361 $361
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $141 $141 $282
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 $4,945 $4,945 $8,329
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,564 $15,564 $18,948
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,495 $7,495 $10,879

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,681 $3,743 $3,681 $3,743 $7,065 $7,127
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,100 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,200 $8,015
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,500(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,500(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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3128th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $53,049 ($52,857 male / $51,290 female)
Number of FT Faculty 66 (33 male / 33 female)
Number of PT Faculty 290
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,664,833

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