One of every five college-bound high school graduates in Nassau County makes Nassau
Community College his/her college of first choice. For most, NCC is the start of an
experience that will lead to four or more years of advanced learning. For others,
earning the two-year Associate Degree will lead to employment in the regional job
Sharing the classrooms are a growing number of more mature students. Some are attending
college for the first time, others returning for specialized training that often leads
to career change or advancement. More than a quarter of today's student population
is over the age of 27. The College serves these "non-traditional" students with special
adult orientation and advice from enrolled adult students.
NCC: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York by
the Nassau County Board of Supervisors on February 9, 1959. When the College opened
in a wing of the County Court House in Mineola on February 1, 1960, it had only 632
Enrollment increased dramatically after 1962, when classes were moved to spacious
facilities at the former U.S. Air Force base at Mitchel Field. It reached over 23,000
students in 1982, following the completion in 1978 of two new academic wings, a modern
library, physical education complex, and administrative tower. Despite fewer high
school graduates today, 23,404 students were enrolled in the Fall of 2014.
In response to the growing student population, in January 1997, a new Social Sciences
and Visual Arts Building opened, and in September of the same year the new 85,000-square-foot
College Center became operational.
Having opened for classes in fall 2012, the 72,000 square foot Life Sciences Building,
which houses the Chemistry and Nursing programs as well as common use classrooms,
was recently award a LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council. The
Life Sciences Building includes state-of-the-art organic and inorganic chemistry laboratories
as well as advanced simulation laboratories modeled after modern hospital rooms for
our nursing students. Every classroom is equipped with the latest digital audio visual
resources to facilitate active learning.
Scheduled for opening in the fall of 2016, the new Student Service Center will be
a 30,000 square foot facility which will consolidate all major student enrollment
services – Admissions, Advisement, Placement Testing, Registrar, Bursar, Financial
Aid, Student Financial Affairs, ID Card issuing, Student Medical Records, and Information
Services . It will feature an a fully automated queuing system which will speed student
registration and drastically reduce wait time. The Center will also include information
kiosks, self-service stations, and television monitors to keep student up to date
on important college news.
As the needs of a maturing Nassau County change, the College, too, is evolving and
developing. Among recent initiatives is a college-wide retention committee that is
committed to finding ways of increasing the College's retention rate. The committee
is represented and administration.
To help students expand their opportunities for easy transfer, the College engages
in a cooperative effort with its SUNY/Long Island neighbors and the private colleges
and universities that comprise the Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher
Nassau Community College, the largest single campus community college of SUNY's 30
community colleges, enjoys a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease
of transferability to four-year schools. Nassau's faculty is one of the best in New
York State, having a higher than average number of Phds and EDds and one of the lowest
teacher/student ratios. The modern campus includes a library with sophisticated audio-visual
facilities, as well as classroom/laboratory wings equipped with personal computers
and state-of-the-art apparatus for instruction in over 70 different fields of study
in business, fine and performing arts, health-related sciences, liberal arts and sciences,
mathematics/computer processing, natural sciences, engineering technologies and social
sciences. Weekend, evening and Distance Education courses are available as well.
At Nassau, the hours spent outside the classroom are as important as those spent in
study. Students may join a club or create one, run a newspaper or run for office,
book a band or play in it, deejay or dance, act or interact, work or play. The extensive
campus life at Nassau Community College offers students the opportunity to sample
their career choices or explore recreational areas of interest. Nassau campus life
offers over 100 clubs to join and numerous recreational and social events to attend.
Spring, summer, winter or fall, Nassau Community College offers students an outstanding
array of activities for relaxation and personal growth.
Expert coaching in the finest indoor and outdoor athletic facilities has made the
men's and women's varsity teams at Nassau a dominant force in the National Junior
College Athletic Association. Individual athletes have gone on to prominence at senior
colleges and universities, as well as in professional sports and as coaches and physical
The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education http://msche.org/:
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The College is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents and by the New York
State Department of Education to award two-year Associate Degrees in Arts (A.A.),
Science (A.S.), and Applied Science (A.A.S.), and is also authorized to award Certificates
for programs of study of less than two years. Specific academic programs are also
accredited separately by appropriate professional organizations, including the following:
ACEN - Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Phone: (404) 975-5000,
Fax: 404.975.5020, www.nlnac.org); Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical
Technology and Surgical Assisting; American Bar Association, Standing Committee on
Paralegal Approval Commission; American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee
on Accreditation; American Health Information Management Association; American Physical
Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; Association
of Food and Nutrition Service Professionals; Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory
Care; Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology, Inc.; Federal Communications Commission; Joint Review
Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, New York State Department of Health;
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science; National Association
of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation.
EXPECT A GREAT COMMUNITY: After all, community is our middle name. The NCC campus
practically spills over with activities and events. And we understand that you're
busy. It's why we work hard to bring fascinating people to the campus, free or low-cost
events, and programs that you'll find worthwhile. Because although we can't add extra
hours to your daily life, we can add life to your hours.
Ever notice how the most energetic and happy people tend to be the ones who also love
to keep learning new things? We have. In fact, we see at least 15,000 of them every
year in Nassau Community College's Continuing Education classes. They take advantage
of our more than 300 Lifelong Learning courses to sharpen their skills, gain professional
competencies or just indulge in a hobby they've always wanted to try.
PROGRAMS TO ADVANCE YOU
So, here's a question: Where do you want to go? Whether your ultimate goal is a new
career, a promotion, transfer to a four-year college, or getting more enjoyment out
of life, the way to get there is Nassau Community College. NCC offers three different
degrees, plus special certificate programs. Course schedules are flexible enough to
work around your busy life.
Begin with excellent programs in more than 70 fields of study. You'll learn from faculty
who are all about making connections in their fields and in their classrooms. You'll
get experience in first-class facilities using the cutting-edge equipment and technology
that you can expect to find in your career. And you'll have opportunities for internships,
practica, and study abroad, all at a remarkable value. Talk about advanced!
Nassau Community College students exceed the national average of transfer to four-year
colleges and universities. Our students arrive at their four-year institutions as
juniors, fully prepared for the next leg of their educational journey. Plus, they've
saved a bundle on tuition while at NCC. Get the straight story on how easy NCC can
make your transferability.
AWARD-WINNING SCHOLARS. DEDICATED MENTORS.
Our full-time faculty rank at the top. They're first among the community colleges
in New York State for the number of faculty members who receive the SUNY Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in Teaching. They hold doctorates at twice the national average
for community colleges. And they're in your classrooms every day, every night and
every weekend. Talk about dedication!