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Schenectady County Community College

Schenectady County Community College is a two-year college associated with the State University of New York located in Schenectady, New York.

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Location

Address
78 Washington Ave
City
Schenectady
State
NY
Zip/Post Code
12305-2215

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4847
In State Tuition Fees
3280
Out State Tuition Fees
6560
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
32:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Royals
Colors
Royal Blue
Conference
Mountain Valley
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

The Schenectady County Board of Representatives formed Schenectady County Community College on January 26, 1967 and then purchased the former Van Curler hotel which required renovations so that classes could commence in the building in 1969. The Van Curler would be renamed Elston Hall after Charles W. Elston, the long standing, original board member and eight-year chairperson for the Schenectady County Board of Representatives. The first of a number of expansions occurred in 1978, with the building that houses the Begley Library, a television station, lecture halls, and a wing for the music department along with the Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium. A 1982 expansion added the Tempo Building, housing four classrooms and continuing education. 1987 brought the Center for Science and Technology, while 1992 saw the creation of a new student center which included a cafeteria, college store, and student lounge, along with biology and geology labs and fifteen classrooms. Also completed in 1992 was the South Wing expansion which created four new culinary arts labs, expanded upon the Casola Dining Room, a childcare center, and an enclosed bridge that connected Elston Hall with the Center for Science and Technology which is located across the street from the school's main campus. In 2000 the Gateway Building was erected for childhood development classes and a childcare center. The next year the Stockade Building was built in order to house six computer classrooms, nine general classrooms, two lecture halls, conference rooms and offices for the Continuing Education Division and Capital District World Trade Center. Additionally, a new quad area was built in front of Elston Hall . In 2006 a $6.3 million expansion to the Culinary Arts department began off of Elston Hall and was completed in 2007. This expansion was funded in part by fund raising activities along with $3,082,300 from the County of Schenectady. The process is underway for the building of 105,000-square-foot (9,800 m2), five-story building to house 313 student dorm rooms for the college. The estimated cost of this project will be $20 million. An opening date is set for Fall 2012.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Schenectady County Community College is to provide quality, comprehensive higher education to meet the career, transfer, training, cultural and lifelong learning needs of the individual, the community, and the workforce. The College is committed to making education accessible and affordable to a population with diverse backgrounds, needs and aspirations.

Campus

Campus

Urban 50 Acres (0.20 Km2)

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