Home » University List » New York

533 College Rd
Selden, NY 11784-2899
p. 631-451-4110
w. www3.sunysuffolk.edu

Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College Rating: 4.2/5 (5 votes)

Compare This School

Nearby Schools

Schools geographically nearby

Similar Schools

Schools similar in rank, size, etc.


One of the largest community colleges in the state, Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a two-year public college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The school’s history dates back to 1959 when the college was established. In 1960, this college started offering classes from Sachem Junior-Senior High School in Ronkonkoma, New York. Eventually a 130-acre area of land was provided for building a permanent campus in Selden by the supervisors of Suffolk County.

Currently, the college operates through three campuses: Ammerman Campus in Selden, Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood, and Eastern Campus in Riverhead. The Ammerman Campus in Selden is spread over an area of 156 acres and has about 14 academic and administrative buildings. SCCC has an enrollment of more than 26,000 students and offers about 65 degree and certificate programs.

SCCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to award associate degrees and certificates.


Associate Degrees

The school offers the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) for students who eventually want to transfer to a four year university or college to pursue a four-year baccalaureate (BA or BS) degree. Associate of Arts candidates specialize in areas such as Communications and Media Arts or Liberal Arts & Sciences – Humanities, International Studies, Social Sciences, Adolescence Education, and Child Study. Students pursuing the Associate of Science can opt for a specialization in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood, Engineering Science, Human Services, and Music.

The school also offers the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program for students who want to begin working in a particular profession immediately after completing a course of study. The areas of study that these students can opt for include Accounting, American Sign Language, Business Administration, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Computer Art, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, and Fire Protection Technology.

Certificate Programs

SCCC offers numerous career certificate programs in areas such as Accounting, Automotive Service, Business Management, Information Processing, Retail Management, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, and Fire Investigation.

Most Popular Fields of Study


The college follows the Full Opportunity Program for admissions. All residents of Suffolk County who have graduated from approved high schools or have earned the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma (or equivalent) are eligible to enroll. Students who do not meet these criteria can apply for admissions under the Ability to Benefit program.

SCCC’s admissions procedure involves submitting the completed admission application form and official high school transcripts. They can also submit their ACT/SAT scores (if available). Students wanting to enroll for Fall semester are recommended to apply by early April and those wanting to enroll for the Spring semester should apply by early November. Transfer students must submit official copies of their college transcripts to the Admissions Office.

Special Requirements

Some programs have specific application procedures and admissions requirements. These include factors such as high school record, completion of required prerequisites, grade point average, objective test data and work experience. In certain programs where admission is granted on a competitive basis, preference is given to the students who have completed their prerequisite course work at Suffolk County Community College and are residents of Suffolk County.

International Applicants

International students are recommended to apply for admissions at least 90 days prior to the date when the classes are scheduled to begin. International applicants are required to meet the International Student Advisor along with the Suffolk County resident sponsor.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help eligible students meet their educational expenses, bridging the gap between family resources and annual educational expenses. Various financial aid programs available for students who qualify include grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

The need-based grant options include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), and Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS). Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans and Federal Parent Loan (PLUS). Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions. The merit-based awards include National Science Foundation Scholarship, Suffolk County Legislature Scholarship, Get There From Here Scholarship, and Suffolk Community College Foundation Scholarships.


To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6233rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in New York.


There are various student-centered resources to make the learning experience lively. Counseling and Advising services are provided to the students to help them succeed in their academic endeavors. Transfer information and career guidance is readily available for the students. The Campus Activities office provides numerous opportunities for getting involved in the campus life. Students are actively encouraged to get involved in student organization programs and campus governance. Various activities such as musical performances, art exhibits, lectures, trips, and workshops are organized for the students on a regular basis.

Child care services are also provided for the children of the students, staff, and faculty. The campus features a bookstore that stocks new and used books, apparel, accessories, school and office supplies, software, and computer peripherals.

This school does not provide on-campus housing facility for students. Dining facilities are available for the students at the Babylon Student Center in the Ammerman campus.

Student Enrollment Demographics


SCCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region 15. The college athletic teams include men’s baseball, soccer, basketball, bowling, outdoor track and field, swimming, tennis, and golf. The women’s teams include bowling, swimming, basketball, outdoor track and field, cross country, tennis, softball, soccer, and volleyball. The college athletic teams are known as the Sharks.

Information Summary

Ranks 217th in New York and 3107th overall
See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list

Add an image …

Contributed Photos

campus :: Suffolk County Community College campus :: Suffolk County Community College

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 10 0.04

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Selden, NY 11784-2899
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population26,411 (26,411 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,385 (3.15 people per house)
Median Household Income$58,299
Families6,733 (3.50 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large 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 District3601

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3702nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,140 $4,140 $8,280
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $710 $710 $710
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $173 $173 $346
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 $6,350 $6,350 $10,490
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,130 $16,130 $20,270
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,060 $10,060 $14,200

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,830(N/C) $4,830(N/C) $8,820(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,500
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,066(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,792 $3,900
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,792(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 19 212 440 102 1 2,188 523 3,485
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 6 29 8 56 15 118
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 1 1
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 1 6 1 4 12
Art/Art Studies, General
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 4 1 1 24 4 34
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 4 4
Business Administration and Management, General 2 19 45 5 126 31 228
Child Care and Support Services Management 7 7 2 31 2 49
Commercial and Advertising Art 3 1 15 7 26
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology 1 11 4 16
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 2 6 3 13
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Criminal Justice/Police Science 19 42 4 1 129 28 223
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 19 2 22
Design and Applied Arts, Other 2 6 1 9
Dietitian Assistant 3 18 2 23
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4 1 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 4 7 2 14
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2 1 7 3 15
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General 1 5 2 8 2 18
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 1
Fire Services Administration 1 2 11 14
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other 2 2 1 5 2 12
General Studies 6 82 170 34 987 241 1,520
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 1 1 1 10 6 20
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 2 3 3 3 11
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Services, General 4 5 13 1 23
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 6 17 2 80 19 124
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology 3 7 3 27 5 45
Interior Architecture
Interior Design 2 2 12 5 21
International Relations and Affairs
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 4 6 48 5 63
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 4 11 2 83 25 125
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 8 5 31 4 50
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 6 5 16 2 29
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 2 5 2 9
Music Performance, General
Music, General 1 2 1 9 3 16
Occupational Therapist Assistant 1 1 14 4 20
Office Management and Supervision 2 1 3
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 1 2 1 18 6 28
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 1 2
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 2 6 3 18 3 32
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 24 24 16 186 51 301
Resort Management 1 1
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 7 1 8
Retailing and Retail Operations 2 3 3 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 4 4
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 17 2 20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5 11 3 19
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 1 3 15 2 21
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 1 2 18 6 27
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 2 1 1 31 2 37
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2 2 28 9 41

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 408th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $89,118 ($91,308 male / $84,990 female)
Number of FT Faculty 314 (160 male / 154 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,646
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $25,407,731

Carrie Petersen+

Carrie Petersen earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of School leadership at Northern Illinois University. Carrie likes to travel with her husband and two sons.

Add a video …

Related and Contributed Videos

This website and its associated pages are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by this school.
StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Suffolk County Community College.