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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

416 full-time faculty; 2,145 adjunct faculty

Student Body

All College: Approximately 21,000 students
Ammerman: 9,913 total
  • 5,000 full-time; 4,913 part-time
Eastern: 3,352 total
  • 1,304 full-time; 2,048 part-time
Michael J. Grant: 7,893 total
  • 3,186 full-time; 4,707 part-time

Gender:  Female: 56% |  Male: 44%

Age:       18-24: 80%  |  25 and over: 20%


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

Two or More:
Native Hawaiian:


Estimated Annual Expenses

Tuition and Fees (residents): $6,270
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,  Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field

Club Teams: Cheer, 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