SUNY Westchester Community College

SUNY Westchester Community College

Westchester Community College is a public, two-year community college sponsored by Westchester County, New York, and State University of New York (SUNY). It was founded in 1946. The main campus is spread across an area of 364 acres. The college also operates more than ten off-campus locations and boasts of an enrollment of over 10,000 students. Students can choose from more than 50 associate and certificate programs that are offered in diverse areas of study.

Westchester Community College offers many intercollegiate teams for men and women. Their athletes participate in various sports such as soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, and baseball. The Westchester teams are members of Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Mid Hudson Conference.

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SUNY Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla , NY 10595
General Phone: (914) 606-6600

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Westchester Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts357liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Business and Management235business management, accounting technology, small business management, international business, merchandising and sales, fashion merchandising
Family and Social Work93foodservice management, child care management, community organization
Nursing and Emergency Medicine76EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Art Studies54visual and performing arts, art studies
Medical Support and Technology48radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Engineering Technician48civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Computer Science and Engineering40computer and info science, information science, computer support
Law37legal assistant
Mechanics and Repair36communications install and repair, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement36corrections, criminal justice and police
Media35communication studies
Office and Administration18administrative assistant
Medical Administration12medical secretary
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling
Education and Teaching4teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4dietitian assistant
Design4design and applied arts
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art
Cooking and Culinary Arts1restaurant and catering management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,03433
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12215

Westchester Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Westchester Community College had a total enrollment of 12,073 students (8,533 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 19%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Westchester Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 68 %

Westchester Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Valhalla, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,913
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,239
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Westchester Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 288100)

Westchester Community College Faculty

Westchester Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1321

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$110,48026$107,709
Associate professoracademic year22$96,58723$96,287
Assistant professoracademic year22$85,85026$82,443
Instructoracademic year7$58,72912$56,155
All faculty totalacademic year80$95,35887$90,028

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

Westchester Community College Degree Programs (2007)

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
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

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

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Westchester Community College Highlights

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What Sets Westchester 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

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