Schenectady County Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,704
2.08% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,026
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.21%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,657
27.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.3%
127 Graduates

About

Schenectady County Community College is a higher education institution located in Schenectady County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Schenectady County Community College were General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), Humanistic Studies (44 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 degrees).

In 2022, 377 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Schenectady County Community College. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (222 degrees), 3.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Schenectady County Community College is $4,704, which is $−3,408 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Schenectady County Community College is $4,704, which is $−3,408 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,026.

In 2022, 34% of undergraduate students attending Schenectady County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,704
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Schenectady County Community College was $4,704. The cost of tuition at Schenectady County Community College is $−3,408 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,026
2022 Value
5.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Schenectady County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,026. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Schenectady County Community College grew by 5.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,690
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Schenectady County Community College was of $8,690 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Schenectady County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.21%
2019 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Schenectady County Community College was 5.21%, which represents 44 out of the 845 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Schenectady County Community College had a total enrollment of 3,657 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Schenectady County Community College is 1,000 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,657. This means that 27.3% of students enrolled at Schenectady County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Schenectady County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.8% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 12.7% Asian, 7.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.848% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.383% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Schenectady County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.3%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Schenectady County Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,657 students. The full-time enrollment at Schenectady County Community College is 1,000 and the part-time enrollment is 2,657. This means that 27.3% of students enrolled at Schenectady County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Schenectady County Community College was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Schenectady County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,223 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    479 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    466 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Schenectady County Community College is 60.8% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 12.7% Asian, 7.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.84% Two or More Races, 0.848% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.383% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 55 more women than men received degrees from Schenectady County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Schenectady County Community College is white (222 degrees awarded). There were 3.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Schenectady County Community College is General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), followed by Humanistic Studies (44 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Schenectady County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Social workers, all other (189,765 people), Other managers (160,490 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (154,801 people), Police officers (137,840 people), and Graphic designers (94,048 people).

The most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College in 2022 are Human Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (34 degrees), and Protective Services (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Human Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (34 degrees), and Protective Services (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (382,907 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (348,592 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (195,901 people), Individual & family services (151,013 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (145,880 people).

The most specialized majors at Schenectady County Community College are Human Sciences (25 degrees awarded), Transportation (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (34 degrees), and Protective Services (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Schenectady County Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Schenectady County Community College was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

161
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
216
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 161 degrees were awarded to men at Schenectady County Community College, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (216).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Schenectady County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.515 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Schenectady County Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.94 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Schenectady County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (36.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Schenectady County Community College is Male and Asian (36.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    222 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Schenectady County Community College is white (222 degrees awarded). There were 3.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    116 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Schenectady County Community College is white female (116 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (106 degrees).

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Operations

Schenectady County Community College employs 16 Professors, 10 Associate professors and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Schenectady County Community College are Female Professor (11), Female Assistant professor (8), and Male Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 44 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$18.3M
2022 Salaries
3.42%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Schenectady County Community College paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, a 3.42% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.45M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2022, Schenectady County Community College paid a total of $2.45M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College were Professor with 16 employees, Associate professor with 10 employees, and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 44 employees, Management with 34 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Schenectady County Community College was Female Professor with 11 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Schenectady County Community College.

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