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Type: Co-ed, two-year, public community college
Setting: Suburban
Founded: 1959
Sponsors: State of New York, County of Suffolk


Ammerman at Selden
Eastern at Riverhead
Michael J. Grant at Brentwood


  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTE)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • ASE Education Foundation
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accrediting in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

Academic Programs

The College offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 options of study. Degrees include:
  • Associate in Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate in Science (A.S.)
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

College Faculty

462 full-time faculty; 1,514 adjunct faculty

Student Body

All College: Approximately 25,000 students
Ammerman: 14,439 total
  • 6,027 full-time; 8,412 part-time
Eastern: 4,066 total
  • 1,266 full-time; 2,800 part-time
Michael J. Grant: 10,538 total
  • 3,377 full-time; 7,161 part-time

Gender:  Female: 54% |  Male: 46%

Age:       18-24: 81%  |  25 and over: 19%


White: 49.8% Asian Pacific: 4.0%
Black: 7.9% American Indian: 0.4%
Hispanic: 18.9% Other/Unknown: 19.0%

Estimated Annual Expenses

Tuition and Fees (residents): $6,275
Books/Supplies: $1,500


Financial Aid

Suffolk County Community College awards more than $60 million in federal and state financial aid to more than 16,000 students annually. A tuition payment plan is available.

The Suffolk Community College Foundation also awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year.

Federal Grants and Loans:
PELL Grants
Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grants (SEOG)

College Work Study
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Grant
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

New York State Grants:
Excelsior Scholarship Program
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
New York State STEM (NYSSTEM)
Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)
New York Part-Time Scholarships
New York Foster Youth Funding
State Aid to Native Americans

Other Sources of Aid:
Adult Career and Continuing Education
Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Veterans GI Bill Benefits
DMNA Educational Incentive Program
New York State Department of Labor
Department of Social Services
Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs


Intercollegiate Sports (Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association - NJCAA)
  • Men: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track
  • Women: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Cheer Team, Dance Team, Equestrian, and Men's Ice Hockey sponsored by the Athletic Department.

A wide range of intramural sports.

Services/Student Life

  • Educational, Career and Personal Counseling
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Career Planning and Services
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Student Newspaper and Literary Publications
  • Theatre Productions, Musical Performances, Art Exhibits
  • Films, Lectures, Concerts, Trips
  • 150 Clubs

Academic Support Services

  • Learning Labs for Mathematics, Reading, Writing
  • Tutorial Services
  • Student Success Program
  • Library Open 7 Days a Week

And More...

  • Small Classes Averaging 23 Students
  • Accessible Faculty
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Honors Program
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
  • Transfer Opportunities
  • Joint Admission Agreements
  • Co-op/Internship Programs
  • Early morning, day, evening, weekend, or online classes available