Adirondack Community College

Adirondack Community College

Adirondack Community College, also known as ACC, is a two-year, public, community college situated in the northeastern part of the Town of Queensbury, New York, United States. It was established in 1961. It was formed to provide education to both Warren and Washington Counties. The college enrolls students from many counties, other states, and foreign countries. The college currently records an enrollment of more than 3,500 students every year. It offers associate degrees and several certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

ACC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They organize an array of activities, sports, and services for the students. ACC also competes in the NJCAA Region 3. They participate in several intercollegiate events and sports including baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, and golf.

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Adirondack Community College
640 Bay Rd
Queensbury , NY 12804
General Phone: (518) 743-2200

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Adirondack Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts194liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing
Business and Management73business management, accounting technology, merchandising and sales
Security and Law Enforcement26corrections, criminal justice and police
Media23communication studies, broadcast journalism
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, data processing tech, information science, computer support
Family and Social Work10foodservice management, child care management
Engineering Technician5mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Hospitality4travel services
Education and Teaching4teacher aide
Production Trades2tool and die tech

Number of programs and degrees for Adirondack in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree42519
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years144

Adirondack Student Body

In 2007-2008, Adirondack had a total enrollment of 3,408 students (2,370 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 97%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 32%
20-21 20%
22-24 13%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York99%

Adirondack Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 43 %

Adirondack Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Glens Falls, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Adirondack Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,352
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,482
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Adirondack participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 286000)

Adirondack Faculty

Adirondack has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$68,0197$64,044
Associate professoracademic year16$53,78617$53,056
Assistant professoracademic year13$43,32216$48,703
Instructoracademic year4$39,4132*
All faculty totalacademic year49$54,48442$52,540

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Adirondack Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Production Trades
Tool and Die Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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Adirondack Highlights

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What Sets Adirondack Apart:

% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Adirondack % of degrees in media
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Adirondack % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Adirondack % of degrees in music
% of degrees in business and management
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Adirondack % of degrees in business and management
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Adirondack Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Adirondack % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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