SUNY Westchester Community College

Valhalla, NY 10595
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SUNY Westchester Community College (WCC) is located in Valhalla, New York and is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) college system. WCC is a public two-year community college that was established back in 1946. The school has a great history and has always sought to uphold its motto of “building minds, building futures”. WCC currently serves more than 11,000 students. Students will be able to take part in many different associate’s degree programs at WCC and there are also many transfer options in place for those who wish to continue their educations at four-year universities.

The WCC nursing program has proven itself to be one of the best programs in the area. This school offers students a two-year associate’s degree in nursing program. There are advanced placement options for existing LPNs. It is also possible to transfer from this associate’s degree program to a larger four-year university in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The curriculum of the WCC nursing program is varied and will involve classroom experiences as well as clinical opportunities at various clinical agencies. Students will be responsible for their own transportation. The WCC nursing education program has full accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students12,571
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 9 32
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1970 - Current

Admission

100%

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 $35
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$179/credit
In State Students$179/credit
Out of State Students$493/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 $8,055 $8,055 $22,185
ADN 70 $12,530 $12,530 $34,510
BSN 125 $22,375 $22,375 $61,625
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, 65% of SUNY Westchester 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 54% $4,679
Other Federal Grant 3% $667
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $2,470
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $708
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,870
Private Loans -- --

$6,955

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$5,663
$30,001 to $48,000$6,895
$48,001 to $75,000$9,937
$75,001 to $110,000$12,229
Over $110,000$13,048

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Student Population

12,571

Undergrads

0

Graduates

6,624

Women

5,947

Men

54%

Full-time

46%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Hispanic
35%
White
31%
Black/African American
21%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Asian
4%
Two or more races
3%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

SUNY Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
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