Suffolk County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,470
2022 Average Net Price
$6,275
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.08%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
20,014
45.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
23.5%
884 Graduates

About

Suffolk County Community College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Suffolk County Community College were General Studies (1,178 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (260 degrees), and Registered Nursing (186 degrees).

In 2022, 3,063 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Suffolk County Community College. 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,654 degrees), 1.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (868 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $5,470, which is $−2,642 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $5,470, which is $−2,642 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,275.

In 2022, 37% of undergraduate students attending Suffolk County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 8% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,470
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College was $5,470. The cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College is $−2,642 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,275
2022 Value
9.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Suffolk County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,275. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Suffolk County Community College grew by 9.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,988
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Suffolk County Community College was of $9,988 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
8%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Suffolk County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.71% with respect to 2021, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.08%
2019 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Suffolk County Community College was 2.08%, which represents 49 out of the 2361 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Suffolk County Community College had a total enrollment of 20,014 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk County Community College is 9,113 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,901. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Suffolk County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.8% White, 34.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 4.91% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.4%) and White Female (21.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Suffolk County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,014 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk County Community College is 9,113 and the part-time enrollment is 10,901. This means that 45.5% of students enrolled at Suffolk County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Suffolk County Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Suffolk County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,566 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,894 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,538 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Suffolk County Community College is 47.8% White, 34.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 4.91% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 396 students (1.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 565 more women than men received degrees from Suffolk County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Suffolk County Community College is white (1,654 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (868 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Suffolk County Community College is General Studies (1,178 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (260 degrees) and Registered Nursing (186 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Suffolk County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), and Protective Services (171 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (156,973 people), Other managers (145,736 people), Police officers (136,338 people), Graphic designers (98,791 people), and Postsecondary teachers (72,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Protective Services (171 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (70 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Protective Services (171 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (70 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (339,729 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (330,052 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (179,795 people), Computer Systems Design (114,769 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (98,916 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk County Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,401 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (19 degrees), Protective Services (171 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (138 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (70 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Suffolk County Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,178 degrees awarded
  2. 260 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Suffolk County Community College was General Studies with 1,178 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,249
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,814
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,249 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College, which is 0.689 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,814).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 447 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College in General Studies, which is 0.611 times less than the 731 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 731 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk County Community College in General Studies, which is 1.64 times more than the 447 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 10% of students graduating from Suffolk County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Suffolk County Community College is Female and Asian (51.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.92% of graduates (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,654 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    868 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Suffolk County Community College is white (1,654 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (868 degrees).

4.37% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    934 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    720 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    568 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Suffolk County Community College is white female (934 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (720 degrees).

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Operations

Suffolk County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 162k (1.53%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Suffolk County Community College had a total salary expenditure of 269M. Suffolk County Community College employs 133 Professors, 66 Associate professors and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Suffolk County Community College are Female Professor (68), Male Professor (65), and Male Associate professor (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 140 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 125 employees, and Management with 122 employees.

Endowment

$10.5M
2022 Endowment
1.54%
decline from 2021

Suffolk County Community College has an endowment valued at about $10.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Suffolk County Community College declined 1.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.33M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$110M
2022 Salaries
3.58%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Suffolk County Community College paid a median of $110M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($269M) and a 3.58% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.7M
Instructional Salaries
260
Number of Employees

In 2022, Suffolk County Community College paid a total of $29.7M to 260 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
133 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
140 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College were Professor with 133 employees, Associate professor with 66 employees, and Assistant professor with 52 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 125 employees, and Management with 122 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Suffolk County Community College was Female Professor with 68 employees, Male Professor with 65 employees, and Male Associate professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Suffolk County Community College.

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