Cayuga County Community College: Narrative Description

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197 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021-3099
Tel: (315)255-1743
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to Rochester and Syracuse. Endowment: $6.5 million. Total enrollment: 3,896. 1,429 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 2,220 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,676 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 35% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended; ACT ASSET, ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $210 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $311 full-time, $12 per credit part-time, $2 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Radio and Television Guild, honors and business fraternities, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Folk Art Festival, Transfer Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 100 college housing spaces available; 65 were occupied in 2003-04. Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library with 82,205 books, 10,318 microform titles, 527 serials, 8,930 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $591,260. 240 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.