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.
- The teacher population of 155 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Tompkins Cortland Community College||(NY) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||155 staff||81 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,559 students||1,701 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||36:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,328 students||1,163 students|
|# Part-Time Students||3,231 students||538 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||814||451|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,200||$35,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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