Suffolk County Community College

533 College Rd, Selden, NY

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Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a two-year public community college located in New York State. SCCC is New York's largest community college, with three campuses: Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. It offers associates degrees and professional certificates, and has more than 70 academic programs of study. Transfer study programs are available for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree.

SCCC offers a broad range of study areas, including liberal arts, science, engineering, fine arts, performing arts, computer science, and business administration. The SCCC career programs are targeted to meet the regional employment demands, preparing graduates for technical professional jobs with job-focused curricula. The SCCC professional certificate programs qualify students for employment after one year of study.

SCCC offers an excellent faculty, small class sizes, and a multi-cultural learning environment. Classes are offered during the days and evenings, and also on weekends.

There is an Honors College available, which offers interdisciplinary learning programs for highly motivated students. There are also special programs for returning adult students, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, and cooperative or internship programs.


Suffolk County Community College was founded in 1959.


The academic calendar for Suffolk County Community Colleges follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters and a summer session.

Colleges and Schools

As a community college, SCCC is not divided into colleges and schools, but into academic departments and centers.

Student Life

There are more than 90 student clubs and organizations available for involvement at Suffolk County Community College. Students are likely to find their interests represented in one of the organizations, or may choose to get involved with the student newspaper or literary publications on campus. There are also many organized trips available, films, lectures, concerts, theatre production, art exhibits, music performances, and more.

Student services at SCCC include educational, career and personal counseling, as well as career planning and job placement. Childcare facilities are available, as are services for students with disabilities. There are learning labs for math, computers, reading and writing, in addition to tutorial services and a "Student Success" program. The campus library is open seven days a week.


The SCCC school colors are blue and white, and the school mascot is a shark.


The Suffolk County Community College "Sharks" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheer/Dance
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The SCCC campus locations are: Ammerman Campus in Selden, Eastern Campus in Riverhead, and Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. There are also SCCC satellite centers in Sayville (the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center) and Riverhead (downtown).

Community Life

SCCC is a community college that is fully involved in its surrounding communities in Suffolk County. SCCC offers college courses through local high schools. Community advisory boards help to develop curricula in response to the needs of the community.

SCCC has a year round calendar of events featuring theatre performances, art exhibits and galleries, guest speakers, athletic events, and more, all open to the public.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $4,600-$5,500
    • Out-of-State: $9,100-$10,970
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $190-$230 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $380-$460 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$4,527
Receiving Student Loans44%$2,617

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Suffolk County Community College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Suffolk County Community College compared to community colleges in New York, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Suffolk County Community CollegeSuffolk CountyNew York
Graduation Rate19.9%-21.5%
Transfer-out Rate7.2%-17.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus

  • Dietetic Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1980)

Campus: Suffolk County Community College - Michael J. Grant Campus

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1978)
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  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1996)

Campus: Suffolk County Community College

  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1963)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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