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Nassau Community College - SUNY Nassau

Contact Information 
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530

    Nassau Community College

About the College 
Founded in 1959, Nassau Community College was created as a part of State University of New York (SUNY). The college started out small and opened in a wing of the Mineola County Courthouse. Within two years, the student population increased so dramatically that the college was moved to Mitchel Field, a former Air Force base. By 1978, with the continued rise of enrollment, the college added a modern library, a physical education complex, administrative offices and two more academic wings. As they continued to grow they added a College Center and a Social Sciences and Visual Arts Building in 1997. Today almost 50 years later, they continue to utilize every inch of their campus with thousands of full time and part time students every year.

Nassau Community College is currently the largest community college under the SUNY system. They have a nationwide reputation for not only having excellent academic stature but also for how easily these academic classes transfer to other four year colleges and universities. They also provide smaller classes that are offered at varying times during the day and week. Some classes and programs are offered during the day, some in the evening and there are even some that are offered in what they term as the Weekend College. This allows students from all walks of life to take classes whenever it works for their schedule.

The Community College is located on over 200 acres in East Garden City New York. The campus is has a more modern feel with its building having very clean lines and simple look. They have a national reputation as being THE elite public two year college in the United States. In fact, with their strong programs, they are noted to award the largest number of two year Associate degrees in New York and the third largest nationwide. With such wide recognition, it makes it much easier for students to transfer into a four year university much easier.

With over 60 different programs and degrees to choose from, SUNY Nassau has something for everyone. You can decide to pursue a career in Communication Arts, Art Studies, and Media Art and achieve an Associate in Arts (AA) degree when you are finished. Or, you can choose to work towards an Associate in Science (AS) degree by enrolling in a computer science, engineering science, nursing or teaching program. Another option that you have is to earn an Associate in Applied Sciences which will give you a degree in programs like Business Accounting, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Fashion Design, Physical Therapist Assistant and Radiation Therapy just to name a few. The last option available to students who attend Nassau Community College is a Certificate program. This is a program that allows you to take certain courses to qualify that you have certain skills and knowledge in a certain field. No matter which degree or program that you choose, rest assured that you will gain entry into the work world or you can easily transfer and continue with your educational pursuits easily.

If you are looking for a school that offers an exceptional educational experience without an exceptional price tag, then look into Nassau Community College. You will be glad that you did.
Degrees Offered:
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
Other College Details:
  • 2-year, Public
  • Suburb: Large
  • Housing on Campus: No

Enrollment - Fall 2006 
Total Enrollment Undergraduate
21,229 21,229

Undergraduate Attendance Status
Part Time Full Time
13,862 7,367

Undergraduate Student Gender
Men Women
10,105 11,124

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity
White Black Hispanic Asian American
10,614 4,246 2,759 1,274 0 1,061 15,497

Undergraduate Student Age
24 years of age or Younger 25 years of age or Over
1,486 5,732

General College Information 
Special Learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Distance learning opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Carnegie Classification
  • Associate's
Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career counseling service
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus day care for students' children
Religious Affiliation
  • Not applicable
Federal Aid
  • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Credit Accepted
  • Dual credit
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Estimated Student Expenses (Before Aid) 
Prices for Undergraduate Academic year

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006
Tuition and Fees
In State$0$0$3,703$3,310$3,140
Out Of State$0$0$7,137$6,620$6,280
Books and supplies$0$0$1,152$1,096$1,040
Living Arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$0$0$11,490$11,976$11,716
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2007-20082006-20072005-2006
In State
Off Campus$0$0$19,245$19,108$18,776
Off Campus with Family$0$0$7,855$7,132$7,060
Out Of State
Off Campus$0$0$22,679$22,418$21,916
Off Campus with Family$0$0$11,289$10,442$10,200

Note: Expenses data applies to first time full time degree (or certificate) seeking students.
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The information on this site is believed to be correct but is provided on an "As Is" basis. No warranty of any kind is given with respect to the content of this website. Most data is sourced from New York State Department of Education.

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