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Study at SUNY Westchester Community College

Westchester Community College is a public, two-year community college sponsored by Westchester County, New York, and State University of New York (SUNY). It was founded in 1946. The main campus is spread across an area of 364 acres. The college also operates more than ten off-campus locations and boasts of an enrolment of over 10,000 students. Students can choose from more than 50 associate and certificate programs that are offered in diverse Course Topics.

Westchester Community College offers many intercollegiate teams for men and women. Their athletes participate in various sports such as soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, and baseball. The Westchester teams are members of Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Mid Hudson Conference.

Profile of SUNY Westchester Community College

Westchester Community College is found in Valhalla, NY. Valhalla is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate s degree at Westchester Community College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in art studies and business and management.

Westchester Community College Selectivity

Westchester Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Westchester Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 12,073 in 2007 at Westchester Community College.

Westchester Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts361humanities, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management207 business management, accounting technology, merchandising and sales, international business, retail, small business management
Family and Social Work73child care management, community organization, foodservice management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology62respiratory care tech, radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering59information science, computer support, computer and info science
Art Studies46visual and performing arts, art studies
Engineering Technician38 electronics tech, drafting, civil engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech
Security and Law Enforcement 35criminal justice and police, corrections
Medical Adminstration34medical secretary
Mechanics and Repair32communications install and repair, automobile mechanics
Law30 legal assistant
Media27 communication studies
office and Administration 26administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling 15substance abuse counseling
Design9design and applied arts
Cooking and Culinary Arts7restaurant and catering management
Education and Teaching 6teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy 3dietitian assistant
Hospitality1travel services

Contact: Westchester Community College

SUNY Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road

Valhalla, NY 10595

General Phone: (914) 606-6600


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