Schenectady County Community College

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College Profile

The student body of SCCC is diverse in gender, ethnicity, age and area of residence. Students come to SCCC with backgrounds ranging from those who have not completed high school to advanced degree holders. Their goals are diverse as well. More than 39% of students are working

on a degree with plans to transfer to a four-year institution after graduation, or they may be taking courses to upgrade their job skills. Many students are employed while they attend classes and many are parents. Enrollment is split between full-time (61%) and part-time (39%)

students. Within these two areas there is a greatly diverse population of students. Based on enrollment statistics from the Fall 2014 semester, 51% of full-time and 62% of part-time students are female. The average age of full-time students is 24 years old and the average age of part-

time students is 30 years old. In the Fall 2014 semester, students from ethnic minorities comprised

31% of the full-time student population and 25% of the part-time student population. The SCCC African American population represented 20% of the full-time and 25% of the part-time student

body. Hispanic students represented 9% of the full-time and 5% of the part-time student body. The majority of students (57%) are residents of Schenectady County. The remainder are from the Capital District (42%) and other areas of New York and other states (1%). In addition to these students who

take courses on campus and through the distance learning network, over 2,387 area high school students earned college credit for courses offered by SCCC in their high schools. The diversity of educational and life experiences that students bring to SCCC results in a richness of viewpoints that provides the opportunity for dynamic exchange. SCCC strives to provide programs and services

to facilitate that experience for all.

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 6982
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6982
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate: 12
  • Male 46%, Female 54%:
  • Faculty-student ratio: 24 to 1
  • Faculty: Full-Time: 72, Part-Time: 246
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 40+

Top five countries represented on campus: India, China, Guyana, Pakistan, Russia

International Student Housing Options

Directly across the street from Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), these all-inclusive, fully-furnished and amenity-rich apartments provide a stimulating environment for students to live, learn and relax.


Property Location: 117 Washington Ave | Schenectady, NY 12305

Building Mix:1 building | 264 beds

Investment:$15.7 million

United Group Roles: Owner, Developer, Construction Management, Property Manager

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Visa Information

SCCC issues I-20s for F-1 student applicants

For Admissions Information for International Students:

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

No specific financial aid is available to international students, Competitive scholarships are available to all students after 1 semester.

Student Activities and Campus Life