Erie Community College

Erie Community College

Erie Community College, also known as ECC, is the 4th leading community college in the state of New York. Founded in 1946, ECC has main campuses located in Buffalo, Orchard Park and Williamsville, and enrolls over 10,000 students currently. The university offers more than 50 associate degree programs, training programs and non-credit courses to the students.

The athletics teams of ECC are nicknamed The Kats. They participate in swimming, hockey, golf, cross country, bowling, basketball, soccer, volleyball and various other sports events. The university has more than 60,000 alumni. 'Baby' Joe Mesi, the famous heavyweight boxer, and Joel Giambra, the former Country Executive, are notable alumni of the college.

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Erie Community College
121 Ellicott St
Buffalo , NY 14203
General Phone: (716) 842-2770

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Erie Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts688liberal arts and sciences, humanities, geography
Business and Management232business management, entrepreneurship
Security and Law Enforcement159criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Medical Support and Technology138dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, opticianry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Mechanics and Repair99electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work75child care management, community organization, social service professions
Engineering Technician60architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer systems tech, mechanical drafting
Computer Science and Engineering56computer and info science, information science, web design, computer security, webmastering, computer support
Cooking and Culinary Arts55pastry, chef training, restaurant and catering management
Media48communication studies, printing equipment operation
Office and Administration29office management, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Education and Teaching28physical education teaching, teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27parks and recreation management, occupational therapist assistant, dietitian assistant
Law23legal assistant, court reporting
Therapy and Counseling21substance abuse counseling, community health services
Medical Administration19medical office management, medical records tech
Construction Trades18property management, building inspection and management
Real Estate and Construction Management16construction management
Science and Laboratory Technician1chemical tech

Number of programs and degrees for Erie Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,77446
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13018

Erie Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Erie Community College had a total enrollment of 13,053 students (10,553 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 17%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 28%
20-21 22%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York97%
(International Students)1%

Erie Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 51 %

Erie Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Buffalo, 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.

Erie Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,327
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,314
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Erie Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1068400)

Erie Community College Faculty

Erie Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3639

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year84$76,01689$74,604
Associate professoracademic year17$67,10812$64,396
Assistant professoracademic year28$59,09723$56,346
Instructoracademic year53$42,87660$42,048
All faculty totalacademic year182$62,930184$61,040

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

Erie Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Erie Community College Highlights

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What Sets Erie Community College Apart:

Number of students
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Top 5%Erie Community College Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 7%Erie Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%Erie Community College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 9%Erie Community College Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Number of degree programs
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Top 11%Erie Community College Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Erie Community College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Erie Community College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Erie Community College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Erie Community College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
Male % of student body
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Top 18%Erie Community College Male % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Erie Community College % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)

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