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Nassau Community College is a public institution located in Garden City, New York. Garden City is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

7,594 Full-Time Undergraduates
$5,800 Avg In-State Tuition

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Nassau Community College Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Nassau Community College is ranked #248 out of 1,831 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Nassau Community College also holds the #20 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Nassau Community College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#49 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Nassau Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Civil Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Funeral & Mortuary Science Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Culinary Arts Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Nassau Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual
#3 Best Funeral & Mortuary Science Schools College Factual
#4 Best Civil Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#13 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual
#50 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual
#114 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Nassau Community College?


Contact details for Nassau Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Education Dr, Garden City, NY 11530-6793
Phone: 516-572-7501

Can I Afford Nassau Community College?

$5,800 In-State Tuition
17% Take Out Loans
11.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Nassau Community College students paid $242 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $484 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,800 $11,600
Fees $530 $530
Books and Supplies $1,950 $1,950

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Nassau Community College, approximately 17% of students took out student loans averaging $4,777 a year. That adds up to $19,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nassau Community College is 11.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Nassau Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,594 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,864 undergraduate students at Nassau Community College, with 7,594 being full-time and 6,270 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 7,594 full-time undergraduates at Nassau Community College, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nassau Community College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 636
Black or African American 1,420
Hispanic or Latino 2,480
White 2,489
International Students 68
Other Races/Ethnicities 501

Over 59 countries are represented at Nassau Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Nassau Community College

12,117 Took All Classes Online
13,301 Took At Least One Class Online
377.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 13,301 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Nassau Community College has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Nassau Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nassau Community College was 377.5%. This is the #145 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Nassau Community College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Nassau Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 21 30 51
General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 37 0 37
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 33 0 33
Surgical Technology 22 0 22
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 21 0 21
Civil Engineering Technology 20 0 20
Respiratory Care Therapy 17 0 17
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 17 0 17
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 10 4 14
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 9 9
Laboratory Technician 9 0 9
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 9 0 9
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 6 0 6
General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts 3 0 3
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 2 0 2
Building Construction Technology 0 0 0
Other Construction Trades 0 0 0
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 0 0
Other Culinary Arts & Related Services 0 0 0
TOTAL 227 43 270


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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