Nassau Community College

Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 73°35′32″W / 40.729877°N 73.59223°W / 40.729877; -73.59223

Nassau Community College
Motto "Stay Close,Go Far"

Co-ed two-year Public Community College

President - Dr.W.Hubert Keen
Established 1959
Undergraduates 20,000
Location Garden City, NY, USA
Colors Navy Blue and orange
Nickname Lions
Mascot Leo the Lion
Affiliations State University of New York system

Nassau Community College (NCC) is a two-year college located in Garden City, New York, USA. The school is in Nassau County on Long Island. NCC maintains a nationwide reputation for ease of transferability to four-year institutions.[1]


Buildings T and P

Nassau Community College was created as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1959. When the college opened, on February 1, 1960, it had 632 students, and classes were held in an old courthouse. When Mitchel Air Force Base closed, the college obtained substantial property, including buildings to develop its new campus, on what is now known as Mitchel Field. (The government still retains some housing and other facilities in the vicinity of the Nassau campus.)


Nassau Community College annually awards the largest number of Associate degrees in the State of New York and the third largest number of Associate degrees for two-year public colleges in the United States. The strongest programs at Nassau Community College are mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, civil engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, and nursing.

NCC offers the A.A. degree in Liberal Arts focused on humanities and social sciences, specialized A.A. and A.S. transfer degrees, and A.A.S. degrees and certificate programs designed to serve immediate employment goals of students.[1] Intern/work-study opportunities with local, national and international businesses and organizations are available for students in both career and liberal arts programs.[1]

Nassau Community College Cultural Program

This organization within the Nassau Community College arranges theater productions on campus in the NCC College Center Building and also presents "Classics for Kids" which is for both parents and children.


Nassau Community College's softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1974.[2]

Notable alumni


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