New York Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

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 $9,679 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($84) from the 2015-2016 average of $9,763 and represents a -0.86% annual decline. 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 18,076 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 $5,350.

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.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore New York Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Jefferson Community College
Watertown, 1,802 Students
$4,752 - -
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica Branch
Utica, 3,161 Students
$4,370 - -
Monroe Community College
Rochester, 7,483 Students
$4,380 - -
Nassau Community College
Garden City, 10,100 Students
$5,350 - -
Niagara County Community College
Sanborn, 2,962 Students
$4,392 - -
North Country Community College
Saranac Lake, 790 Students
$4,880 - -
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, 4,725 Students
$4,900 - -
Orange County Community College
Middletown, 2,964 Students
$4,976 - -
Rockland Community College
Suffern, 3,542 Students
$4,746 - -
Schenectady County Community College
Schenectady, 1,729 Students
$4,176 - -
Suffolk County Community College
Selden, 13,187 Students
$5,220 - -
Sullivan County Community College
Loch Sheldrake, 784 Students
$4,814 - -
SUNY Westchester Community College
Valhalla, 6,156 Students
$4,380 - -
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Dryden, 1,605 Students
$4,950 - -
Ulster County Community College
Stone Ridge, 1,420 Students
$4,480 - -