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About Suffolk County Community College

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Suffolk County Community College(SCCC) is a 2 years public institution located in Selden, New York. It is sponsored by SUNY and Suffolk County, New York. Suffolk County Community College has three campuses: Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead, and two satellite centers in Sayville and downtown Riverhead. The College promotes intellectual discovery, physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, builds communities, and improves society.

The college was founded in the year 1959 and at the initial stages of the college, the SCCC had just 13 faculties with 171 students. Over the years, the college made changes and have constructed many new buildings to cater to their growing students. The college is also partnered with Cornell University to introduce the successful program and help students to reach their goals.

  • At present, the College has a student population of 26,078 enrolled in any program tracks. 

  • The student-faculty ratio of 22:1.

  • The college supports an open admission policy, so the admission rate is 100%.

  • The student population is mostly dominated by students from white American background with 54%, but it has a diverse student base with students from Hispanic, Asian, African American backgrounds as well. 

  • The college offers an Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, as well as a variety of certificate programs.

  • A lot of students transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree after attending SCCC. The college is now also partnered with Cornell University through the Pathways to Success Program which allows transfers directly into Cornell degree programs.

  • Suffolk County Community College is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to offer various degrees and programs.

  • Apart from these offline programs, the university also offers online courses. The online courses offered by the SCCC enables students to take up their classes anytime at their own pace and learning ability. SCCC provides 1 online degree across 1 major. SCCC's major in which the students are trained is Business management.

  •  The average income of former Suffolk County Community College students who are working and no longer in school is $40,900, which is 19% higher than the national median

  • Offers National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for all academic status.

Online Education at SCCC

All though, online education at SCCC is not that popular, but the college is working on making their every facility perfect. Online education was started keeping in mind the students who are willing to pursue courses under SCCC but cannot afford to attend a traditional school. Online education is also mother-friendly and almost anyone can access these courses without any boundary of time or location. The Online education of SCCC is categorized into the following categories:

  • Fully Online Courses include Blackboard Learn, online portal. Learning, participation in discussions, assignments, and most exams are completed online. Please Note: students taking fully online courses may still need to come to campus for some student services or proctored exams.

  • Hybrid or Blend Online Courses include a combination of online and offline classes. Blackboard application is again used for this purpose. Most of the students opting for online education prefer this mode of online education.

  • Web-Enabled Online Courses provides on-campus courses for which instructors provide additional online study materials in Blackboard Learn. All Suffolk courses have the ability to be web-enabled.

For applying in an online curriculum, one needs to sign up in the online application portal for this. For more queries regarding online education, one may call at Suffolk’s Online Education Concierge Service at (631) 451-4804.


According to a recent survey of all the students of SCCC including the alumni about how they feel about SCCC as a college, the following reviews were collected:

  • It is deemed for its great placement records. Moreover, the students who apply from this college for a 4-year baccalaureate or post-graduate courses, get a high chance of getting accepted. 

  • The campus is huge, luscious, and eco-friendly with a great balance between work and social life.

  • All the faculties and staffs are extremely helpful and great at mentoring as well.

Location & Contact


533 College Rd


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Phone: 6314514110
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In the recent statistical year, SCCC ranked in the following categories in the US News College Rankings given below:

  • The university ranked in as 1st in the Best College in Selden, New York.

  • It ranked as 1,249th position as the best colleges in the States.

  • Ranks 1,976th in 'Best Education Schools in the State'.


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How hard is it to get into Suffolk Country Community College? Well, it's very easy. The College believes liberal admission requirements are an essential part of its philosophy and to ensure that it keeps the admission process simple. That's why the admission requirements are kept as extremely low. The open admission policy is adapted by SCCC, which means that almost every candidate applying for SCCC can get a chance to attend the college. The institute considers a candidate’s past academic record for the admission process. For some programs, they do ask for test scores or conduct their own entrances.

However, keeping a low profile doesn't mean that SCCC compromise with their quality of education. SCCC is deemed for its professional faculty and high placement records. In order to apply for SCCC, one may consider the following steps:

  • To apply for SCCC, you need to visit the website by clicking here, the application fee is $40 and there is no application deadline. Mainly the admission process is done online.

  • Choose a program and campus. All the 3 campuses offer the exactly same number of courses and programs to choose from.

  • Submit the application form. The Application form is recommended to be highly descriptive in its answering format. Usually, the application asks for questions related to personal details, family income, and academics performance.

  • High School Transcripts and test score Submission is the only pre-requisite. A GED certificate is also accepted.

  • At least one letter of recommendation is demanded & essay submission to be done.

  • Last but not the least, acceptance letter needs to be accepted for added terms and conditions.

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Being a public institution and a community college, SCCC has kept its fee quite low so that most students can afford it. Although it has the look and feel of a private institute the cost of attending SCCC is extremely low. This has no effect on the quality of education or the after graduation outcome. The Return of Investments(ROI) is quite decent. Half of the students after passing from SCCC either try for some elite 4-year post-graduate college or starting their career in the industry. In both scenarios, they get samples of opportunities and great results. The total cost incurred by students attending Suffolk County Community College is an overall combination of housing facilities, meals, textbooks, and other supplies charged for all undergraduates with regard to any degree they pursue.

  • The Net Price is $5,125 and the average annual cost is $5,220.

  • The fee includes tuition fees and other costs like books & supplies - $1,500 and other expenses - $572.

  • The college also offers financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. Every year an annual amount of $55,608,179 is paid as Financial aid.

For the clear breakdown of costs at SCCC, visit the official website of the college or our tuition page below


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Associate degree

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Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1,893 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

304 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

266 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

251 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

145 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

107 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

84 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

65 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

63 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

56 Graduates

Legal Support Services

53 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

49 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

43 Graduates

Engineering, General

33 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

28 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

28 Graduates

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28 Graduates

Architectural Engineering Technolog...

23 Graduates

Human Services, General

22 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

22 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

21 Graduates

American Sign Language

20 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

20 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

20 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

18 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

18 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

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Electrical Engineering Technologies...

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Ventilation and Refrigeration Maint...

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Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

8 Graduates

Fire Protection

8 Graduates

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6 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

5 Graduates


Student Body

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US National: 44%



US National: 56%




54% White

7% Unknown

8% Black

25% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$86,320 per year

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Since the campus life of the students assumes an imperative part of their development and advancement, students at SCCC invest a lot of their time learning from the faculty members. Additionally, the students have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into a change-maker. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 46% male and 54% female students.

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$73 - 99

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

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Though the cost to attend SCCC is quite low, the college understands the need of many students who won't be able to afford the fee. For those students, SCCC provides various scholarships and aids. To check your eligibility for that, you need to fill the FAFSA form and receive SAR.

Suffolk County Community College federal school code is 002878. All aid applicants must be matriculated in a degree or certificate program. Only courses that are required for your degree program are eligible for financial aid. You and your parent must obtain an FSA ID and password. The FSA ID serves as a legal signature and should not be shared with anyone.

Now, these are the following different aids and scholarships available to students.

  • Student receiving assistance in the form of gift aid amounts to $6,230

  • The average federal grants amount previous year is $4433.

  • The average assistance in the form of state aid is $3,069.

If you have any queries regarding financial aid, you contact the office on this number (631) 451-4108. The office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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