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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