Ulster County Community College, a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY), is located in Stone Ridge, close to the geographic center of Ulster County in the Hudson River Valley. The main campus consists of 165 acres of sloping meadowland and apple orchards and offers views of the Catskill Mountains to the west and the Shawangunks to the east. Fall enrollment is typically around 2,700 students. The student population is diverse. About 1/3 of the students are traditionally aged recent high school graduates and high school students who participate in a “bridge” program. The student body includes single parents, retired persons, students with disabilities and people from business and industry. Many are returning to the classroom after an absence of ten or more years. The students are almost evenly divided between full and part-time, 60% female and 91% white.