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.
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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Cayuga County Community College is the only community colleges within Cayuga County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Cayuga County Community College is Onondaga Community College (17.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Cayuga County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Cayuga County Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty110 staff81 staff
Cayuga County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Cayuga County Community College has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Cayuga County Community College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 70% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,633 students1,701 students
Cayuga County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio42:128:1
Cayuga County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,010 students1,163 students
Cayuga County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,623 students538 students
Cayuga County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Cayuga County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cayuga County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cayuga County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cayuga County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cayuga County Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.290.69
Cayuga County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cayuga County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$35,200
Cayuga County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,326 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,652 is less than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,326$5,512
Cayuga County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,652$10,202
Cayuga County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notes$178.00 per credit h
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%91%
Cayuga County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,028$13,006
Cayuga County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,549$5,549
Cayuga County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketball, Bowling,
Golf, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Softball,
Source: 2016 (or 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 $5,512 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,236 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. 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.