Schenectady County Community College

Schenectady County Community College

Schenectady County Community College was established in 1967 as a part of the State University of New York system. It is a 2-year college located in Schenectady, New York. The campus sits on 50 acres of land and houses several buildings. More than 4,000 part-time and full-time students are enrolled in this college every year.

Schenectady County Community College is well known for its programs in culinary arts and music. It also offers degrees and certificates in business administration, travel and tourism and technology, among others. The main departments of the college include:

  • Business and Law
  • Developmental Studies
  • Hotel, Culinary Arts & Tourism
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Math, Science and Technology
  • Music

The sports teams of SCCC are known as the Royals. The college sponsors varsity teams in basketball, bowling, crew, baseball and softball.

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Contacting Schenectady County Community College

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady , NY 12305
General Phone: (518) 381-1200

Schenectady County Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts89liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities
Business and Management73business management, accounting technology, merchandising and sales
Cooking and Culinary Arts67chef training
Security and Law Enforcement56criminal justice and administration, fire services administration
Family and Social Work52child care management, community organization, social service professions
Hospitality45hotel management, travel services, tourism promotion
Music28music, music performance
Law27legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science, computer programming, computer networking, computer support
Medicine20health professions
Education and Teaching8teacher aide
Therapy and Counseling7substance abuse counseling
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Engineering Technician4electronics tech, industrial tech
Mechanics and Repair2avionics maintenance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree45223
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5310

Schenectady County Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Schenectady County Community College had a total enrollment of 4,367 students (2,818 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 23%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

New York99%

Schenectady County Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 40 %

Schenectady County Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Schenectady, 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.

Schenectady County Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,262
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,292
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Schenectady County Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 678500)

Schenectady County Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3830

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$62,39113$56,457
Associate professoracademic year6$53,4428$49,343
Assistant professoracademic year7$43,3435$43,958
Instructoracademic year3$40,1723$39,993
No academic rankacademic year3$40,9831*
All faculty totalacademic year38$54,02530$50,321

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

Schenectady County Community College 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 Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

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

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

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

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism Promotion Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

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

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Schenectady County Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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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 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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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