SUNY WCC: Stay Near. Go Far.
Throughout the tumultuous events of the past few years, SUNY Westchester Community College (SUNY WCC) has maintained an unwavering focus on offering students a high-quality education while retaining one of the lowest tuition rates in the tri-state region. SUNY WCC did this while keeping the health and safety of its students and employees as a top priority. Now, with the decrease in COVID-19 infection levels and the implementation of effective safety protocols, SUNY WCC students and employees are excited by their return to campus.
SUNY Westchester Community College is the largest educational institution in the county. As such, you will enjoy a wide variety of resources and options. SUNY WCC offers 65 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in high-demand fields including Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Nursing, Health Information Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Digital Filmmaking.
Wherever your academic journey takes you, starting at SUNY WCC will provide you with the tools and support you need to succeed. Thousands of students have started their higher education journeys there, taken advantage of its many transfer agreements with four-year institutions, or its several honors programs, before pursuing their academic goals at such four-year institutions as Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Smith, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, as well as SUNY campuses and local four-year institutions.
If your focus is on quickly entering the workforce, SUNY WCC offers many job skills and workforce training certificate programs. SUNY WCC students are often supported by grants and scholarships established specifically for these programs. Whatever your path, know that SUNY WCC will provide you with the foundation, knowledge and skills to pursue your goals. Over 20 percent of students who begin their academic journey in the lower income brackets end up in the top bracket later in life. SUNY WCC is ranked 21st out of all two-year colleges nationwide on this measure.
Just as important as academics is the sense of community that SUNY WCC students join. As the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution, the SUNY WCC community reflects the cultural and economic diversity of the region. The institution is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors. It is a showcase for the best of Westchester.
When you arrive at SUNY Westchester Community College, you will be able to immerse yourself in your passions, or find new ones, with 60+ clubs and organizations. Becoming an active member in clubs/organizations is a great way to meet new friends who share your interests, to learn a new hobby, to expand your understanding of an area of study, to explore new cultures, and to make a positive impact on the community!
SUNY WCC has always stressed accessibility, which is why the College has six locations around the county. During the COVID crisis, this concept was broadened to include remote accessibility, which has proved to be popular for many students who appreciate the added convenience. All support services, including tutoring, academic advising and personal counseling, are now offered in person and remotely.
If you do decide to pursue your education on campus, you will be able to enjoy SUNY WCC’s vast 218-acre location in Valhalla, where new buildings boasting state-of-the-art facilities dot the vibrant green expanse of the grounds. Each year, over 20,000 students come to the College to prepare for new careers, to improve their lives, to have fun, and to reach for their dreams. Many of them attend courses at the main campus with its state-of-the-art library, a bookstore, and astounding technological resources including thousands of computers at various locations. In addition to the main campus, the College has seen an unprecedented off-campus expansion including the opening of a new Yonkers campus in the Cross County Center. WCC has full extension sites in Mount Vernon, Ossining, and Peekskill Center, as well as the new White Plains Education and Training Center. A true community college not only offers courses, but it becomes a real part of the community. There is no better way to illustrate this commitment than through WCC’s expansion into the areas where you live.
The College’s impact goes beyond that of an institution which provides the means for success through courses for members of the community. On a typical day at the College, you will see any of its 300 community volunteers sprucing up the Native Plant Center gardens or helping international students improve their study skills. You will see festive revelers attending WCC’s Italian Club’s many lectures and festivals. You will see older members of the community attending Collegium workshops, intensive learning workshops for mature adults taught by their peers. You will see hundreds of members of the community flocking to the main campus for the College’s annual President’s Forum or the famous Friday Night Film Series or any of WCC’s Smart Arts cultural offerings. You will see members of the business community attending Professional Development Center sessions to improve their skills.
As you start to explore your post-secondary options, consider Westchester Community College. Visit one of its Virtual Open House events to learn how WCC can help you establish the foundation you need for lifelong success – at the lowest tuition rates in the county! Visit sunywcc.edu for more information about how Westchester Community College is the college for you!