Cayuga County Community College

Tel: (315)255-1743
4,633 students
Public institution
  • A unit of the State University of New York, Cayuga is a two-year community college sponsored by Cayuga County and governed by a 10-member board of trustees.The College's Auburn campus is located in the city of Auburn in Cayuga County, the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York.
School Highlights
Cayuga County Community College serves 4,633 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Cayuga County Community College is the only community colleges within Cayuga County, NY.
The nearest community college is Onondaga Community College (17.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
College Cayuga County Community College (NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, for profit
Total Faculty 110 staff 73 staff
Cayuga County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,633 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,633 students 1,467 students
Cayuga County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1 27:1
Cayuga County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,010 students 957 students
Cayuga County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,623 students 378 students
Cayuga County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Cayuga County Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Cayuga County Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Cayuga County Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Cayuga County Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Cayuga County Community College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Cayuga County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.29 0.70
Cayuga County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,560 is more than the state average of $4,444. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,510 is equal to the state average of $8,510. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $4,444
Cayuga County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,510 $8,510
Cayuga County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketball, Bowling,
Golf, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Softball,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • On April 9, 1953, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a community college in Auburn under the sponsorship of the Auburn City School District. Auburn Community College opened its doors the following September in the former James Street Elementary School. It was the first community college developed entirely after the establishment of SUNY. When Cayuga County assumed sponsorship for the College in July 1975, the name was officially changed to Cayuga County Community College. Today, more than 4,000 students are enrolled either full-time or part-time at Cayuga's two locations. With over 25,000 alumni to the College's credit, Cayuga has produced graduates of distinction in a wide array of fields. The flexibility to respond to the community's changing needs is a hallmark of higher education at Cayuga. Not only recent high school graduates, but also working adults, busy parents, and retirees can take courses and pursue an associate degree by studying at Cayuga days, evenings, weekends, or online. The College has earned a reputation for helping people reach their educational goals through small classes, a nurturing academic environment, and affordable tuition. Cayuga's trustees, faculty and staff remain committed to providing outstanding academic programs and dynamic services, as an essential and evolving higher education resource for the community. Cayuga Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,444 per year for in-state students and $8,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,085 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.