Rockland Community College

About Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College is the only public higher education institution in Rockland County. It has served as an educational resource for Rockland since 1959, offering small classes, personal attention and caring faculty. In addition to the main campus in Suffern, the College operates Extension Centers in Spring Valley and Haverstraw. Over 11,000 people are enrolled in credit and non-credit courses, and over 200,000 visit the campus each year for cultural, recreational and commercial events.

The Region
Located in the historic and scenic Hudson Valley only 25 miles northwest of New York City, picturesque Rockland offers the best of all worlds, including recreational and cultural attractions and easy access to the educational and artistic resources of the city.

Center for Personal & Professional Development
Several thousand people are served by Continuing Education programs each year, including corporate and workforce training, personal development and programs for children and seniors.

The College offers 42 programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts, technologies, business, health professions, mathematics and sciences, including 30 associate’s degrees and 12 one-year certificate programs.

Enrollment of over 7,000 full- and part-time students includes 200 international students representing over 50 foreign countries and 1,500 students over 30 years old

Student Satisfaction
In a recent student opinion survey, 90% of students who responded said that SUNY Rockland had met or exceeded their expectations.

Acclaimed Honors Program
The Sam Draper Mentored/Talented Student (M/TS) Honors Program is a nationally acclaimed, rigorous academic program for liberal arts and business students seeking to transfer to premier colleges. Graduates transfer to such colleges as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania and Smith. Approximately 300 students are currently enrolled in the Honors Program. The program was awarded a coveted FIPSE grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve as a model for community college honors programs throughout the country.

Tops in Transfer
Over half of Rockland graduates transfer to other colleges and universities. To facilitate the transfer process, the College has established 75 transfer agreements with private and public four-year colleges. A faculty counselor specializing in transfer is available to assist students with workshops and individual sessions.

Extracurricular Activities
Although Rockland is a non-residential campus, students enjoy the outstanding facilities of the College and become involved in organizations, clubs, community service projects, student government, student publications and athletic teams and intramural competitions.

A distinguished faculty comprised of about 125 full-time and 200 part-time members includes numerous Fulbright Scholars, SUNY Chancellor’s Award winners, published authors and artists. Average class size of 22 allows faculty members to work one-on-one with students.

The Campus
At least 300 community and commercial groups use the campus facilities each year, including the Fieldhouse’s two-acre indoor arena, sports facilities and the 500-seat Cultural Arts Theater.

A new Technology Center opened in 2006. The 100,000 sq. ft. building, the first new permanent construction on campus in over twenty years, houses student services, state-of-the-art classrooms, a lecture hall (The Ellipse), computer laboratories and offices for faculty and staff. It increased classroom capacity on campus by about 40%.

Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses stop on campus over 100 a day. Call (845) 364-3333 at any time for bus information and to receive free schedules, or see link below.


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