Suffolk County Community College
533 College Rd.
Selden, NY 11784
(631) 451-4000
Accrediting Agency:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College was established in 1959 in Selden, N.Y. Today, this two-year public institution has an enrollment of more than 26,000 students, making it one of the largest community colleges in the state university system. Additional campuses are located in Brentwood and Riverhead. Certificate and associate degree programs are available in a variety of career-focused, as well as traditional liberal arts, subjects. Evening and online classes are also offered to help working adults balance the demands of their professional and family lives.

Programs Offered

Whether students are looking for workforce training programs or interested in transferring to a four-year college or university in the future, Suffolk County Community College offers a number of options. Available areas of study include accounting, business administration, communication studies, computer science, construction technology, culinary arts, education, graphic design, health information technology, hotel and resort management, manufacturing technology, paralegal studies, and veterinary science technology. Programs are also offered in the liberal arts and sciences such as English, history, biology, mathematics, and creative writing, to name a few. Select online classes are available for students looking for added flexibility in their degree path. Currently, the school only offers one entirely online program in business administration.


Suffolk County Community College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1966. In addition, the school has earned specialized accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and the New York State Board of Regents.


Suffolk County Community College has an open admissions policy and students can complete their application online. There is a $40 application fee due at the time of submission. Students must also arrange to have their transcripts and immunization records sent to the school. SCCC now accepts electronic versions of transcripts through Docufide. However, students can also have the documents mailed to the admissions office in their original and certified form. Students who have completed a GED program are eligible to apply and just need to request that a copy of their diploma and test scores be sent to the main admissions office. For more information about the admissions process, please visit the SCCC website.

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