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Schenectady County Community College

Also known as Schenectady Community College

78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY

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History

Schenectady County Community College was established in 1967 in Schenectady, New York. Initially located on the Van Curler hotel in downtown Schenectady, the school began to expand in 1978, adding more buildings, an auditorium, library and student center and more since. Currently there are plans to provide a student dormitory. The school is constantly reviewing and updating its curriculums and program offerings to reflect the needs of the community and its residents.

Academics
SCCC provides educational programs for transfer, career and personal growth. The school provides quality education with a focus on working closely with students, following their progress and assisting them in their choices. The school offers associate and certificate programs in a large number of fields. Career and technical programs provide students with  the skills and experience necessary to perform duties and tasks in entry level positions related to their field of study professionally, and are capable of entering the workforce immediately after graduation. Academic programs prepare students for transfer to a four year institution by providing the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor's degree at low cost. Individuals may also take non credit courses to pursue personal interests.

Some programs offered:

Admissions and Financial Aid
SCCC is an open enrollment institution, offering enrollment to any resident of Schenectady County that meets the minimum requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent. Financial aid is available to students. Eligibility is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which should be completed and submitted. Additional information can be obtained on the SCCC website's financial aid or through the financial aid office.

Athletics
SCCC participates in the NCJAA Region III and the Mountain Valley Conference. Intercollegiate athletic programs allow for a healthy atmosphere of competition between various schools and assist in educating participants in the value of teamwork and discipline, which may prove beneficial in a student's academic and professional career.

Sports programs:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Crew

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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: $3,500-$4,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,467
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $150-$180 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $290-$350 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 Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$6,061
Receiving Student Loans42%$4,727
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Schenectady County Community College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Schenectady County Community College against community colleges in New York.

 Schenectady Community CollegeSchenectady CountyNew York
Graduation Rate15.4%-21.5%
Transfer-out Rate12.8%-17.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1984)
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Schenectady County Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Science Technology

      Security and Protective Services

      Transportation and Materials Moving

      Visual and Performing Arts

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      Contact Information

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      FINANCIAL AID RATE
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      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
      23:1

      DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
      $5,225