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Westchester Community College

  • Valhalla, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 13,781
    total students
  • $4,280 | $11,770
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 97%
    acceptance rate
  • Non-competitive
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

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    Reported

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    Reported

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    Reported

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Overview

Westchester Community College is Large and Accomplished

Westchester Community College is a public, 2-year college and one of the largest community colleges affiliated with the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It was founded in 1946, and in 1957 it relocated its main campus to 218 acres of the John A. Harford estate in Valhalla, New York.

Today the college has an annual part- and full-time student enrollment of approximately 13,000 individuals who attend classes at the main campus in Valhalla or at extension sites or locations in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester, Peekskill, and White Plains. The college's Continuing Education Division is the largest in the SUNY system and raises the college's total student enrollment above 24,000.

Westchester Community College is recognized as a Veteran Friendly Campus with extensive services geared towards veterans. The college also has been recognized for its commitment to student diversity. The college has more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs.

Academic Overview

Westchester Community College is dedicated to the belief that growth and adaptation through educational experience are possible for individuals and organizations at all stages of development.

The college offers 3 types of associate degrees in 36 subject areas: the Associate in Arts (AA) degree for students transferring to 4-year institutions in the liberal arts; the Associate in Science (AS) degree for those transferring to 4-year institutions for business, math, science, or health careers; and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree for students preparing to seek immediate employment, change careers, or transfer.

In addition, Westchester Community College offers certificate programs in approximately 20 career fields that require between 15 and 33 credits to complete.

The college's Continuing Education Division offers programming for people of every age considering career choices, changes, or personal development. These programs include customized training for businesses, innovative programming for older adults, and an arts and culture series open to the public. The continuing education division is the largest in the state university of New York system.

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Program

Requirements for the AA degree at Westchester Community College are equivalent to the first 2 years at an accredited 4-year institution and emphasize the liberal arts and sciences. Graduates typically transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions.

There are 4 AA degree programs at Westchester Community College: the Communications and Media Arts AA degree program; the Liberal Arts and Sciences/Childhood Education (Teacher Transfer) AA degree program; the Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities AA; and Liberal Arts and Sciences/Social Science AA.

Associate of Science (AS) Degree Program

Requirements for the AS degree at the college are equivalent to the first 2 years at an accredited 4-year institution; they are designed to balance a professional orientation with the liberal arts and sciences. Graduates typically transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions.

AS degrees are granted in a wide range of disciplines including various aspects of accounting, business, and computers; digital filmmaking; engineering; food service, food, and nutrition; human services; liberal arts, sciences/mathematics, and science; and individual studies.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Program

The curriculum for the Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) prepares graduates for immediate employment within specific technical fields. The requirements combine specific career preparations with a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Although the AAS is not intended as a transfer degree, graduates in some professions do transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions.

The college offers 29 AAS degree programs in a wide range of disciplines from business, justice, human services, technology, energy, healthcare, food, education, veterinary technology, and entertainment.

Certificate Programs

The college offers 22 certificate programs covering virtually every sector of business, profession, and service that comprise today's economy.

Certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of skilled occupations. College credits earned in certificate programs can often be applied to parallel associate degrees offered at the college. Certificates provide a well-rounded course of study which may include English, mathematics, and science courses, in addition to occupational training.

Continuing Education Program at WCC

The Division of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College offers a large variety of affordable, quality, credit and non-credit classes for all ages at numerous Westchester Community College locations and online. The division's commitment to lifelong learning and professional development is exemplified by its comprehensive offering of programs and support.

Continuing education students at the college can not only improve career or language skills but also explore the creative side of life through a variety of workshops ranging from music, dance, and yoga to cooking, local history, and folklore.

Award Winning WCC Faculty

Westchester Community College's faculty members and professional staff members have received more SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence than those of any other community college in the SUNY system. More than 98% of faculty members hold master's or doctorate degrees in their fields. The student/faculty member ratio is 16:1.

Student Life at WCC

The Student Affairs Office is one of the busiest places on the main campus. This is where a student can access almost 80 different student clubs and organizations that cater to a wide variety of cultural, career, and personal interest fields. The office also is the hub for all student information on campus from bus schedules and voter registration forms to a variety of student services, athletics, scholarships, counseling, and employment services.

Westchester County Campus Just Minutes from Manhattan

The main campus of the college in Valhalla, NY, is located in Westchester County. The county is located 11 miles from Columbus Circle in New York City and has almost 1 million residents. Its geographical setting is beautiful, with the Long Island Sound on the southeast and the Hudson River on the west. Within the county's borders, the terrain is largely rolling hills, intersected by the Croton, Bronx, and Saw Mill rivers.

It has retained much of its rural character, while adopting the urban and suburban lifestyles dictated by its proximity to New York City.


Location & Contact

Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595-1698
USA

Ms.Gloria Leon

Director of Admissions

Phone: 914-606-6735
Fax: 914-606-6540
Email: admissions@sunywcc.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Food Technology and Processing
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Sciences Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Energy Management and Systems Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Control Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Child Development
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Apparel and Textile Manufacturing
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

97% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,190
    • Accepted5,045
    • Acceptance Rate97%
    • Enrolled13,781
    • Female Applicants2,553
    • Females Accepted2,483
    • Female Acceptance Rate97%
    • Male Applicants2,637
    • Males Accepted2,562
    • Male Acceptance Rate97%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 2nd Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,280
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,770
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$442.50
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students13,781
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino29.39%
    • Black or African American21.78%
    • White or Caucasian35.37%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.63%
    • Asian4.36%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.22%
    • Two or more races1.62%
    • Unknown6.63%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students.35% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Deca Fashion Retail, Future Educators, Respiratory Club, Black Student Union, Diversity Action
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division X No
    • Basketball Yes Division X No
    • Bowling No Division X No
    • Golf No Division X No
    • Soccer No Division X No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X No
    • Bowling No Division X No
    • Golf No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball Yes Division X No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,086
    • Full-time Percentage15%
    • Part-time Percentage85%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

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