Cayuga County Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|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 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||110 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||4,633 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||42:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,010 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||2,623 students||538 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,700||$35,200|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketball, Bowling,|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Cayuga County Community College is Onondaga Community College (17.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 12,271 students | 17.90 Mi4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse,  NY  13215
- 317 students | 21.30 Mi206 Prospect Ave
Syracuse,  NY  13203
- 345 students | 21.50 Mi765 Irving Ave
Syracuse,  NY  13210
- 516 students | 21.90 Mi953 James St
Syracuse,  NY  13203
- 472 students | 22.80 Mi8687 Carling Rd
Liverpool,  NY  13090
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