Tompkins Cortland Community College

  • 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 to Tompkins Cortland Community College is SUNY Broome Community College (31.8 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Tompkins Cortland Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Tompkins Cortland Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,559 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:128:1
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# Full-Time Students2,328 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students3,231 students538 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
814451
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
19%
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% Black
6%
17%
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% White
67%
49%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
14%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
Diversity Score0.520.69
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College Completion Rate
23%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,200$35,200
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,291$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,250$5,549
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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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