Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling approximately 25,000 students. It offers more than 100 degree and certificate options in business and legal studies; communications and the arts; computer science, engineering, and technology; culinary arts and hospitality management; health, community and human services; education; liberal arts and sciences. The original full-time faculty of fewer than a dozen have grown to more than 460. By May 2020, the College had over 130,000 alumni.
Each year, Suffolk County Community College prepares students to enter the workforce upon graduation in such marketable areas as medical records, physical therapist assistant, paralegal, nursing, culinary arts, and many other fields. Other students transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. Suffolk graduates have gone on to study at institutions such as Columbia, Harvard, Cornell, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and institutions within the State University of New York.