Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tel: (607)844-8211
  • 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
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College serves 5,559 students (42% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College is the only community colleges within Tompkins County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is SUNY Broome Community College (31.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 155 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Tompkins Cortland Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty155 staff81 staff
Tompkins Cortland Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,559 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 118% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,559 students1,701 students
Tompkins Cortland Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:128:1
Tompkins Cortland Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,328 students1,163 students
Tompkins Cortland Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,231 students538 students
Tompkins Cortland Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Tompkins Cortland Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Tompkins Cortland Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Tompkins Cortland Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Tompkins Cortland Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Tompkins Cortland Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Tompkins Cortland Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Tompkins Cortland Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Tompkins Cortland Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Tompkins Cortland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.69
Tompkins Cortland Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Tompkins Cortland Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,200$35,300
Tompkins Cortland Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,491 is less than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,291 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,491$5,512
Tompkins Cortland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,291$10,202
Tompkins Cortland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%93%
Tompkins Cortland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,747
Tompkins Cortland Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,250$5,868
Tompkins Cortland Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $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.