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Niagara County Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn what degree and certificate programs Niagara County Community College offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College (NCCC) was founded in 1962 and is a 2-year, public university located in Sanborn, New York. The school is 10 miles from Niagara Falls and 15 miles from Buffalo, New York. After graduating from NCCC, over half of the student body goes on to 4-year programs, although the school also offers options for career advancement and personal enrichment.


NCCC has four academic divisions that offer 45 associate's degree and 25 certificate programs. The college offers classes online, and students have access to courses on the SUNY Learning Network and Franklin University's online system. NCCC also has a dual admission program, in which the school has paired with several 4-year institutions to create an official transfer program for students going on to earn their bachelor's degree.

The school has math, writing, tutoring and academic achievement centers to aid students in accomplishing their academic goals. The campus also has several computer labs, including media labs with both Macs and PCs, CADD lab and virtual anatomy lab.


Students can apply for enrollment in either the fall or spring semester; however, all programs may not be offered each semester. Applicants must complete the online application and then provide the admissions office with a high school transcript or GED.

Admitted students will be required to take placement tests in math, reading and writing, unless they meet one of the exceptions to the policy, such as prior college credit or high test scores. Students who have passed CLEP or related exams can speak to the office of academic affairs about receiving credit for those scores.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is based on a student's residency status. In-state students paid about $4,000 for full-time tuition in 2011-2012. Out-of-state students paid around $7,600. In 2012, part-time New York residents paid $154 per credit hour, and non-residents paid $385. Students also must pay student activity fees, intercollegiate athletic fees and technology fees every semester; specific courses may have additional costs associated with them.

Loans, grants and work study are all available from federal sources, and students can apply through FAFSA. New York residents can also apply for New York's Tuition Assistance Program. Niagara also has its own scholarship program that students apply for through the Scholarship Tracking and Review System.

School Type 2-year, public**
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificates, and non-degree courses*
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Rural*
Student Body 7,175 in 2012*
Student Housing Accommodation for around 350 students*
Schools and Programs Four divisions, 70 programs (45 associate's degree, 25 certificate)*
Student-Faculty Ratio 17 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study for Associate's Degrees (Number of Recipients) In 2010-11: Liberal arts (281), health professions (271), business, management, and marketing (151)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates (Students Beginning Study in 2008) 27% in 150% of normal completion time**
Admission Rate Open enrollment*
First-Year Retention Rates (Full-Time) 59% from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011**
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Tuition In-state $3,958, out-of-state $7,582 in 2010-2011**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2010-11: Federal grants (49%), state and local grants/scholarships (51%), institutional grants/scholarships (3%), federal loans (33%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 71% in 2010-11**

Sources: *Niagara County Community College; **NCES College Navigator.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132
  • Phone: (716) 614-6200
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