Community Colleges in New York

The 2023 Directory of New York Community Colleges and Costs

New York Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in New York?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in New York was $10,085 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $689 from the 2019-2020 average of $9,396 and represents a 7.33% annual increase. The list of New York community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 35 community colleges and universities in New York, the most popular being CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College with 12,311 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,800. Nassau Community College is the most expensive community school in New York with an in-state tuition of $5,800.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. New York colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in New York or cheap New York colleges guide.

<Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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School Tuition Rating Value
Adirondack Community College

Queensbury, New York

$4,944 NA NA
Broome Community College

Binghamton, New York

$5,088 NA NA
Cayuga County Community College

Auburn, New York

$4,992 NA NA
Clinton Community College

Plattsburgh, New York

$5,518 NA NA
Columbia Greene Community College

Hudson, New York

$4,968 NA NA
Corning Community College

Corning, New York

$5,170 NA NA
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

New York, New York

$4,800 NA NA
CUNY Bronx Community College

Bronx, New York

$4,800 NA NA
CUNY Hostos Community College

Bronx, New York

$4,800 NA NA
CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, New York

$4,800 NA NA
CUNY LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York

$4,800 NA NA
CUNY Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York

$4,800 NA NA
Dutchess Community College

Poughkeepsie, New York

$4,450 NA NA
Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York

$5,047 NA NA
Finger Lakes Community College

Canandaigua, New York

$4,968 NA NA
Fulton Montgomery Community College

Johnstown, New York

$5,040 NA NA
Genesee Community College

Batavia, New York

$4,750 NA NA
Herkimer County Community College

Herkimer, New York

$5,116 NA NA
Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, New York

$4,800 NA NA
Jamestown Community College

Jamestown, New York

$5,200 NA NA