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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)
  • Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. (ARC/STSA)
  • 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)


  • American Bar Association (ABA)

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

398 full-time faculty; 1,125 adjunct faculty

Student Body

All College: Approximately 21,000 students
Ammerman: 9,691 total
  • 4,813 full-time; 4,878 part-time
Eastern: 3,270 total
  • 1,234 full-time; 2,036 part-time
Michael J. Grant: 8,067 total
  • 3,151 full-time; 4,916 part-time

Gender:  Female: 56% |  Male: 44%

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



Black/African American:
Asian/Pacific Islander:
American Indian/
Alaskan Native:

Two or More:
Native Hawaiian:


Estimated Annual Expenses

Tuition and Fees (residents): $6,520
Books/Supplies: $1,500

Financial Aid

SUNY Suffolk awards more than $45 million in federal and state financial aid to more than 14,000 students annually. Multiple tuition payment plans are available to help families spread their payments over time..

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,  Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field

Club Teams: Cheer and Esports

A Wide Range of Intramural Sports

Services/Student Life

  • Educational, Career and Personal Counseling
  • Services for Students With Disabilities
  • Career Planning and Services
  • Veterans Services 
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Student Newspaper and Literary Publications
  • Theatre Productions, Musical Performances, Art Exhibits
  • Films, Lectures, Concerts, Trips
  • Close to 100 Clubs and Student Organizations

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 21 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 and Online Classes Available