Tompkins Cortland Community College: Narrative Description

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170 North St., PO Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053-0139
Tel: (607)844-8211; Admissions: (607)844-8222; Fax: (607)844-6538; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 250-acre rural campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3331 per student. Total enrollment: 3,227. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 2,137 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,090 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 43 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 37% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at State University of New York College at Cortland. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT recommended; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2950 full-time, $110 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6200 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $396 full-time, $10 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4200. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Art Works, Accounting Club, Nurse's Association. Major annual event: Spring May Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 284 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Gerald A. Barry Memorial Library with 50,630 books, 5,497 microform titles, 489 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $550,435. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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