About Suffolk County Community College
Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a public community college in Selden, New York. It is sponsored by SUNY and Suffolk County, New York. Suffolk County Community College was founded in 1959 and has three campuses: Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. It also has two satellite centers in Sayville and downtown Riverhead. The school was founded largely through the efforts of Albert Ammerman who was the College's President from its founding in December 1959 until 1983. In its first year it had 13 faculty with 171 full-time students at the Sachem High School in Ronkonkoma and 335 part-time students at Riverhead High School until what is now called the Ammerman campus opened in 1962 in the former Suffolk County Tuberculosis Sanatorium (originally built in 1912). By 1977 it had opened a campus in Riverhead and one on the edge of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood.
- Offers certificate, and associate degrees
- 20,566 students
- 0.13 faculty staff per student
Notable programs at Suffolk County Community College
Tuition and costs
In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Suffolk County Community College was $10,470, while for in-state students it was $5,600. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $16,177.
The average financial aid at Suffolk County Community College is $5,473. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $4,997 for undergraduate tuition on average.
Financial aid available at Suffolk County Community College
37% of undergraduate students at Suffolk County Community College received grants or loans in 2017.
The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.
Average student living expenses at Suffolk County Community College
The average yearly cost of room and board at Suffolk County Community College was of $5,980 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500.