• 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 2,203 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,491
  • Out-state tuition: $10,291
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 318 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
Tompkins Cortland Community College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
318 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Tompkins Cortland Community College has declined by 60% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,203 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,460 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
743 students
579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
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% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
10%
24%
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% Black
11%
19%
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% White
62%
39%
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% Two or more races
6%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.74
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College Completion Rate
27%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,200
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,491 is more than the state average of $5,464. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,291 is more than the state average of $10,103. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,491
$5,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,291
$10,103
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,985
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,670
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
75%
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,203 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,491
  • Out-state tuition: $10,291
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,464 per year for in-state students and $10,103 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,522 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New York is Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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