Finger Lakes Community College

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Tel: (585)394-3500
6,272 students
Public institution
Finger Lakes Community College’s mission is to provide a quality education within a student-centered, college environment devoted to promoting long-term student success.
School Highlights:
Finger Lakes Community College serves 6,272 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Finger Lakes Community College is the only community colleges within Ontario County, NY.
The nearest community college is Bryant & Stratton College-Henrietta (23.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Finger Lakes Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 210 staff
59 staff
Finger Lakes Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,272 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,272 students
1,282 students
Finger Lakes Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Finger Lakes Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,395 students
810 students
Finger Lakes Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,877 students
1,017 students
Finger Lakes Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Finger Lakes Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Finger Lakes Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Finger Lakes Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Finger Lakes Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Finger Lakes Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Finger Lakes Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Finger Lakes Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Finger Lakes Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average 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. 0.15 0.53
Finger Lakes Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,256 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,090 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,256 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,090 $10,294
Finger Lakes Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Finger Lakes Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

FLCC's campus of more than 250 acres is located adjacent to the scenic and recreationally-rich Canandaigua community, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. The College has off-campus centers in Geneva, Newark, and Victor. The modern, multi-level campus includes science and computer laboratories, a simulated nursing hospital station, drafting rooms, technology-enhanced classrooms, a 900 square-foot television studio and control room, a recording studio, greenhouse, music rehearsal hall, gymnasium, and a library complex. Additionally, the College offers extensive computer resources for student learning. Other special FLCC features include landscaped and natural hiking trails, outdoor classrooms, athletic fields, a modern Child Care Center, the Muller Conservation Field Station located at the southern end of Honeoye Lake, and the Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (MAC). Fifty-five percent of FLCC students graduate with A.S. or A.A. transfer degrees prepared for further study at four-year institutions. Others graduate with A.A.S. degrees or certificates prepared to obtain employment in their field of study. Finger Lakes Community College offers Honors courses, January Plan, distance learning classroom and SUNY Learning Network Courses, and Internships. The College also holds Joint Admissions Agreements and Transfer Agreements with public and private four-year colleges and universities that allow graduates to transfer their credits in pursuit of bachelor's degrees, while receiving full junior status. All courses of instruction at Finger Lakes Community College are registered with the Office of Higher Education of the State Education Department. Finger Lakes Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,816 per year for in-state students and $9,223 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,998 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 64%. 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.