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Erie Community College Overview

Located in Buffalo, New York, Erie Community College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Buffalo makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Erie Community College Known For?

2,272 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Erie Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Erie Community College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Erie Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#125 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#370 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Erie Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Nanotechnology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Erie Community College?

Location of Erie Community College

Contact details for Erie Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 121 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2698
Phone: 716-851-1322
Website: www.ecc.edu

How Do I Get Into Erie Community College?

You can apply to Erie Community College online at: https://ecc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Admissions/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Erie Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Erie Community College?

35% Take Out Loans
14.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Erie Community College, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $3,607 a year. That adds up to $14,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Erie Community College is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Erie Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,252 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,031 undergraduate students at Erie Community College, with 6,252 being full-time and 3,779 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Erie Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,252 full-time undergraduates at Erie Community College, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Erie Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Erie Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Erie Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 350
Black or African American 1,161
Hispanic or Latino 371
White 3,643
International Students 117
Other Races/Ethnicities 610

Over 37 countries are represented at Erie Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.

Online Learning at Erie Community College

875 Took All Classes Online
2,855 Took At Least One Class Online
4.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,855 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Erie Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 115th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Erie Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Erie Community College was 4.1%. This is the #1,734 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Erie Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Erie Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Erie Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Accounting #210

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Erie Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 531 0 531
Business Administration & Management 0 233 0 233
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 140 67 207
General Social Sciences 0 136 0 136
Nursing 0 83 0 83
Dental Support Services 0 60 20 80
Computer Information Systems 0 72 0 72
Human Services 70 0 0 70
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 68 0 68
Allied Health Professions 0 30 33 63
Culinary Arts 0 22 41 63
Building Management & Inspection 0 49 9 58
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 23 19 42
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 31 31
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 30 0 30
Communication & Media Studies 0 29 0 29
Legal Support Services 0 26 0 26
Teaching Assistants 24 0 0 24
Human Development & Family Studies 0 24 0 24
Mental & Social Health Services 0 23 0 23
Precision Systems Maintenance 23 0 0 23
Health Sciences & Services 0 22 0 22
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 21 21
Information Technology 19 0 0 19
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 19 0 19
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 1 18 0 19
Natural Sciences 0 18 0 18
Fine & Studio Arts 0 16 0 16
Computer Engineering Technology 0 15 0 15
General Engineering 0 15 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 0 14 0 14
Hospitality Management 0 13 0 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 13 13
Accounting 0 0 12 12
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 12 0 12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 12 0 12
Civil Engineering Technology 0 11 0 11
Graphic Communications 0 10 0 10
Biotechnology 0 9 0 9
Computer Software & Applications 1 0 8 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 9 0 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 0 8 0 8
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Mathematics 0 8 0 8
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 7 7
Nanotechnology 0 7 0 7
Health & Physical Education 0 7 0 7
Homeland Security 0 5 2 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 6 6
Fire Protection 0 4 0 4
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Environmental Control Technology 0 2 0 2
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 1 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 147 1,836 289 2,272

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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