Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College was established in the year 1960. It is a 2-year co-educational public community college offering enrollment to over 20,000 undergraduates. NCC has associates degrees and certificate programs in humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and laboratory sciences.

The athletics teams of Nassau Community College are called the Lions, and the official colors are blue and orange. There are teams for wrestling, track and field, and baseball at NCC.

The alumni of this college boasts of names like actors Eddie Murphy and Steve Buscemi, musicians Mark O'Connell, Mims, and Elliott Murphy, professional wrestler Brimstone, and United States men's national soccer team coach Bruce Arena.

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Contacting Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College
One Education Dr
Garden City , NY 11530-6793
General Phone: (516) 572-7501

Nassau Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,516sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Business and Management356business management, accounting technology, retail, merchandising and sales, fashion merchandising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine136registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement130criminal justice and administration
Law92legal secretary, legal assistant
Medical Support and Technology69radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Education and Teaching67elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Media63communication studies, photo and film tech, communications tech courses
Engineering Technician37civil engineering tech, electronics tech, computer systems tech
Computer Science and Engineering33computer and info science, information science
Art Studies33visual and performing arts, art studies
Architecture and Planning28interior architecture
Hospitality25hotel management
Design24fashion design
Photography and Commercial Art23commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts21restaurant and catering management, culinary arts services
Funeral and Mortuary Science20funeral and mortuary
Medical Administration17medical secretary
Office and Administration17administrative assistant, executive secretary
Therapy and Counseling16physical therapist assistant
Music16music performance
Mechanics and Repair14communications install and repair
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6dietitian assistant
Construction Trades5construction trades
Agricultural Science and Management3food science
Family and Social Work2child care management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2,70846
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8610

Nassau Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Nassau Community College had a total enrollment of 21,483 students (17,588 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 18%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 38%
20-21 25%
22-24 14%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York95%
(International Students)5%

Nassau Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 41 %

Nassau Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Garden City, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,857
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,409
Books and supplies $ 1,152

Financial Aid:
Nassau Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 287300)

Nassau Community College Faculty

Nassau Community College 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
Professorcalendar year11$104,5017$106,521
Associate professorcalendar year3$81,8109$77,295
Assistant professorcalendar year3$65,6869$66,391
Instructorcalendar year1*3$52,124
All faculty totalcalendar year18$91,25928$78,400

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year93$105,91576$99,928
Associate professoracademic year42$83,01858$79,345
Assistant professoracademic year72$69,54395$68,626
Instructoracademic year33$52,64882$52,793
All faculty totalacademic year240$83,672311$74,100

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

Nassau Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Food Science

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Nassau Community College Apart:

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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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