Mission and Goals
Westchester Community College is more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors. Click here for Westchester Community College’s Mission and Goals.
Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college.
There are approximately 13,000 full- and part-time college credit students. Continuing education students bring the total number served by the college each semester to more than 24,000. Precise statistics about the college’s enrollment history can be found in the Institutional Research & Planning pages.
Westchester Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.msche.org
The Paralegal Studies degree program is Approved by the American Bar Association.
The Radiologic Technology A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Respiratory Care A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).
The Veterinary Technology A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
The Dietetic Technician A.A.S. degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Dietetics and Nutrition (ACEND).
Westchester Community College’s faculty and professional staff have received more SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence than any other community college in the system. More than 98% hold masters or doctorate degrees in their fields. Student/faculty ratio is 16.1:1.
Veteran Friendly Campus
The college, which opened in 1946 in order to train and educate veterans, welcomes those who have served our country. We are considered a “Veteran Friendly Campus” due to our extensive services for those who have spent time in the military.