Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady

Schenectady, NY

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)

Schenectady County Community College offers 187-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.7% are women, and 54.3% are men. Schenectady County Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Schenectady County Community College is 4347$, that is at the level of national average. 15% of full-time Schenectady County Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Schenectady County Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Schenectady County Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,310
$30,001 - $48,000$4,288
$48,001 - $75,000$9,230
$75,001 - $110,000$9,613



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2668 of Schenectady County Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 41 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Schenectady County Community College number 137 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Schenectady County Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Schenectady County Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

15% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Schenectady County Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Schenectady County Community College is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Schenectady County Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Schenectady County Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 78 Washington Ave address in Schenectady, New York.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Schenectady County Community College with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Schenectady County Community College offers 187 programs in total: 127 are for Associate's degree and 60 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are offered in the Schenectady County Community College: 3 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


Schenectady County Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3604 students with 108115 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Schenectady County Community College

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I owe this school my life. I was in a very dark place after failing out of Hvcc during my semester filled with crippling depression and anxiety. Transferring here brought me so much happiness The staff was extremely caring, prompt, and knowledgeable. The teachers and professors were caring, highly intelligent, and prioritized student success. I have never once seen an act of racism from the staff or students here. I found the student body to be incredibly friendly and welcoming for being a two year commuter school.

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My experience here wasn't good at all I will be transferring to Hudson Valley there is a lot of racist staff here when it comes to people of color. The professor will not help you like they should I had an Accounting class that got out an hour early every time we had class. What are we paying for if we only are getting half and education The Dean doesn't make it his business to call you if you reach out to him. Which I did many of time. This school is really one of the worst they will take your money and don't care about your education at all

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I started college at SCCC right after high school and will be transferring to another school to get my Bachelor's degree in Fall 2019. I love this school. There are many opportunities here that I didn't think would be, like scholarships, support organizations, clubs and other services. Most of my professors are supportive, understanding and willing to guide students through difficult situations. The professors I had were well qualified and had experience teaching at various state universities and private schools in the area and were all passionate about their classes. I love the campus, too. It's right by downtown Schenectady, There's a ton of great restuarants nearby as well as Jay Street, the riverside park, the mohawk hudson bike trail, proctors and other fun things to do. It's a small campus with fairly good class sizes. The library is great, too. I would highly reccomend this school to highschool graduates or people returning to education.

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Overall Rating:

This college is one of the worst in New York State.Half of the employee there are rude and racist the teachers hate it they complain about the pay rate.Please don’t make the same mistake I did and choose to go here cause it’s cheaper then Hudson valley spend the extra money it’s so worth it they also would try and get you for extra money so pay attention to the award letters and keep them for your records.The Dean never return your calls and this assistants swear he busy all time.Everyone that said this school was great was not a person of color education dept needs to review the student here of color

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Overall Rating:

This school so far is good for me, atmosphere isn't the greatest. Music program is really good and clean. I have a very good vocal professor and he's teaching lots of good techniques. Great school if you want to be a music major.

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Location & Website

Address: 78 Washington Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5183811200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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