197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021
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  • 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 2,906 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,906 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,326
  • Out-state tuition: $8,652
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Cayuga County Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 243 teachers has grown by 120% over five years.
Cayuga County Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
243 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cayuga County Community College has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Cayuga County Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,906 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,006 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,900 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
229 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,006 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,900 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
2%
23%
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% Black
3%
17%
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% White
84%
43%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.29
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.24%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,326 is less than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,652 is less than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,326
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,652
$10,195
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Tuition Notes
$178.00 per credit h
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,000
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cayuga County Community College cost?

Cayuga County Community College's tuition is approximately $4,326 for In-State students and $8,652 for Out-State students.

What sports does Cayuga County Community College offer?

Cayuga County Community College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Cayuga County Community College's ranking?

Cayuga County Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,906 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,326
  • Out-state tuition: $8,652
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,507 per year for in-state students and $10,195 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,274 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 score of 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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