College Profile

Over the years Nassau Community College (NCC) has welcomed and served hundreds of students from around the world. NCC is on Long Island, 27 miles from New York City, and minutes from beaches and state parks. NCC, part of the SUNY system, offers over 80 associate degree programs (AA, AS, AAS) on a 225-acre campus that blends modern architecture with picturesque older structures with superior laboratory, library, and physical education facilities.

With more than 80-degree programs, you will discover the right program for you. Most popular programs among international students are Business Administration, Computer & Engineering, Liberal Arts & Science, Fashion and Interior Design, and Teacher Education. Our dedicated academic advisors and supportive, caring faculty will help students with the essential knowledge and skills to achieve success in their life.


12,805 Total Enrollment
12,676 Undergraduate Enrollment
96 International Student Enrollment
49% Male
51% Female
1:18 Faculty-Student Ratio
282 Faculty: Full-Time
636 Faculty: Part-Time
43 Countries Represented
Top 5 Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Pakistan

International Student Housing Options

On-Campus housing is not available.  However, through the Nassau-Adelphi Gateway Program, students enrolled at NCC degrees while living on and being a part of campus life at nearby Adelphi University.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Please click for information for New International Students


Financial Aid

Is financial aid available for international students?
Scholarships only, Students may apply for scholarships after establishing a grade point average.

Student Activities and Campus Life

At NCC, we truly are a community with an active student life. We offer a full range of student activities to supplement your academic experience with development outside of the classroom. You can take advantage of more than 80 academic, cultural, religious, political and athletic clubs, activities and organizations. Join men’s or women’s sports teams that have gained national prominence and won national titles.


We are also an integral part of Nassau County, providing community services like continuing education classes, special programs for business and more. No matter how you choose to advance your personal development, support is never hard to find. Whether you need to talk to a counselor or advisor, there is someone at NCC who can help.


Long Island

Nassau Community College (SUNY)


Ruth Calderon
International Education

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
I-20 only

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

The total estimated cost for international students Fall 24-Spring 25:  $35,600 USD*


Tuition & Fees $13,000

Living Expenses $18,400

Health Insurance $2,600

Books / Supplies $1,600

Subject to increase*

Major Areas of Study

Art and Graphic Design
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Nutrition
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Education, Teaching ESL
Engineering Technologies
English Language and Literature
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Hotel Management
Human Services
Languages, Intensive English as Second Language
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Nursing / Other Allied Medical
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Public and Social Services
Science, Math, and Technology
Security and Protective Services/Criminal Justice
Social Sciences


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