SUNY Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College opened in 1960 as part of the State University of New York (SUNY). Nassau, the largest single-campus community college in the state, is the first choice for one of every five college-bound high school graduates in Nassau County. Created in 1959 as part of the State University of New York (SUNY), Nassau first held classes in a wing of the old Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola, New York. When they opened in 1960, just 632 students took advantage of their affordable, high-quality academic programs. In 1962, they expanded to 135 acres at the former Mitchel Air Force Base and enrolment soared.
Nassau Community College is the place where your most ambitious plans can begin to take shape. A great career. A new direction. The excellent preparation you’ll need to transfer to a four-year institution. Nassau Community College will give you all the support and opportunities you need to figure out your next steps. NCC does just that for nearly 20,000 day and evening students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students each year. Your future will take off from their beautiful 225-acre campus in the heart of Long Island — the largest single-campus community college in the state and part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. You'll find more than 70 fields of study here, with the facilities, technology, small class sizes, and great teaching that will fuel your educational goals.
Their faculty hold doctorates at twice the national rate for community colleges. More of their faculty have received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching than any other community college in the state. They are the largest single-campus community college in the state of New York. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is authorized by the Board of Regents to award two-year associate degrees in arts (AA), science (AS), and applied science(AAS).Nassau Community College, a constituent member of the State University of New York system, is a comprehensive, full-opportunity institution of higher education. All who can benefit from its resources have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills and to pursue the goal of lifelong learning.
The College is dedicated to high-quality, low-cost education and career preparation to meet the needs and interests of the community it serves. It is committed to academic excellence and the dignity and worth of the individual. To this end, Nassau Community College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificate and continuing education programs. Its curricula span the liberal arts and sciences, as well as pre-professional and professional areas, for the benefit of a diverse population. The College places a high priority on small classes, taught by qualified, experienced faculty, to provide an optimal educational environment.
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