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

Nassau Community College
Motto "Where success starts and continues"
Established 1959
Type Co-ed two-year Public Community College
President Dr. Donald Astrab
Staff 1,500
Undergraduates 22,480
Location Garden City, NY, USA
Colors Blue and orange
Mascot Lions
Affiliations State University of New York system

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



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 was 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, and engineering.

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.


Classics for Kids Productions

  • A Tale of Peter Rabbit, January 2001
  • Snow White Ballet, March 2003
  • Keep the Beat!, December 2005
  • Klezmer for Kids, January 2006
  • Who's Talking Now?, February 2006
  • Grand Dérangement, March 2006
  • Kindergarten Cop, April 2006

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c Academic Overview, Accessed October 14, 2009.

External links


One Education Drive
Garden City, New York 11530-6793
(516) 572-7501


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