Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY 14203
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Erie Community College (ECC) is located in Buffalo, New York and is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system of colleges. ECC was established back in 1946 and it currently serves more than 10,000 students. This community college actually has three separate campuses with the other two being located in Williamsville, New York, and Orchard Park, New York respectively. ECC grants many different associate’s degrees in various fields of study and 25 one-year certificate programs that can help to provide educational and occupational skills to the community. ECC has a very well-received online program too, allowing students to conveniently pursue their studies.

The ECC nursing program allows students to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing. The curriculum of this nursing program is divided into several segments. There are classroom and instructional experiences plus laboratory learning opportunities. The clinical portion of this nursing program will see students caring for clients in hospitals and other health agencies in the area. This school is also among the best in the New York area when it comes to first-time success rates when taking the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program is accredited by the State Education Department and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students11,135
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate54%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 14 94
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1984 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$205/credit
In State Students$205/credit
Out of State Students$396/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,225 $9,225 $17,820
ADN 70 $14,350 $14,350 $27,720
BSN 125 $25,625 $25,625 $49,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of Erie Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $4,473
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,199
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $2,646
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $695
Federal Student Loans 37% $3,750
Private Loans -- $5,661


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,146
$30,001 to $48,000$4,624
$48,001 to $75,000$8,044
$75,001 to $110,000$10,371
Over $110,000$10,975

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Erie Community College
121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203

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