Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tel: (607)844-8211
5,314 students
Public institution
Tompkins Cortland Community College makes it possible for people to identify and achieve their educational goals by providing accessible, quality, post-secondary education and training.
School Highlights:
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Tompkins Cortland Community College serves 5,314 students (48.70% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.
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Tompkins Cortland Community College is the only community colleges within Tompkins County, NY.
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The nearest community college is SUNY Broome Community College (31.79 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 162 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Tompkins Cortland 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 162 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,314 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,314 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 2,588 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 2,726 students
1,024 students
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
% Black
8%
12%
% White
73%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
6%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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. 0.24 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,085 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,685 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,085 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,685 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 814 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Founded in 1968, the Main Campus is in Dryden, New York, with Extension Centers in Ithaca and Cortland. TC3 also offers several online courses. The College offers 38 academic degree programs leading to an associate degree. Academic programs range from accounting to computer forensics to criminal justice to nursing to communication and media arts. Our curriculum prepares students for careers in the global marketplace, particularly in business administration, accounting, hotel and restaurant management, sport management, computer forensics, engineering science, communications, electronics, and computer information systems. We recognize that skills learned here must be applied successfully around the world. Many of our 38 degree programs prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. Transfer agreements spell out specific requirements to over 35 institutions. The main Dryden campus encompasses 220 acres and features one unique two-story structure. Located inside the building are the gymnasium, pool, computer labs, child care center, library, and classrooms. Tompkins Cortland is a college of the State University of New York (SUNY). The college is accredited by the New York State Education Department and the Middle States Association.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,961 per year for in-state students and $9,270 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,063 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 65%. 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in New York is Bramson ORT College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.