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197 Franklin St
Auburn, NY 13021-3099
p. 315-255-1743
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Cayuga County Community College

Cayuga County Community College Rating: 2.4/5 (5 votes)

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The Cayuga County Community College (CCC) is one of the 64 colleges that make up the State University of New York (SUNY). The college primarily caters to the higher education needs of the residents of the Cayuga and Oswego counties and operates through two campuses: Auburn and Fulton. The school came into existence in 1953 when the State University of New York approved its establishment. The college was sponsored by the Auburn City School District and was known as the Auburn Community College. The first classes were held at the former James Street Elementary School. In 1975, Cayuga county assumed sponsorship and it was renamed Cayuga County Community College. As enrollment increased, the college moved to its present Auburn campus in 1959. The Fulton campus was established in 1994.

The Auburn campus features the Main Building, Health-Business-Technical (Tech) Building, Library Building, Preschool Center, Spartan Hall, Thomas F. Steenburgh Nature Center, and the James T. Walsh Regional Economic Center.


Degree and certificate programs are offered to students. The degree programs available include Associate of Science and Arts degrees for students who want to transfer to a four year university or college to complete a baccalaureate degree. These degrees are offered in various areas of study such as Business Administration, Computer Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, and Studio Art and Design.

The college also offers Applied Associate of Science (A.A.S.) degree programs for students who want to take up a profession directly after completing their course. Students can opt for Nursing, Telecommunications Technology, Electrical Technology, Criminal Justice, Accounting, and Business Administration.

Numerous certificate programs are offered which focus on specific careers for immediate entry into the workforce. The areas of study for the certificate programs include Computer-Aided Design, Accounting, Computer Hardware/Software Design, Early Childhood, Criminal Justice, Electronics, and General Business.

In addition to the degree and certificate programs high school, online learning, and the Study on Sundays programs are available.

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Admission is offered to students who have completed high school or an equivalent. Transfer students and home-schooled students can also seek admission. To apply for admission, prospective students need to submit the application form along with their official high school transcripts. Students who have earned their GED need to submit their original score report along with their high school transcripts. Students who have not graduated from high school are required to appear for placement tests for evaluation of their ability to benefit from a college education. Transfer candidates are required to submit their official college transcripts for review of transfer credit.

After submission of the admission form, all of the required documents are evaluated by the Admissions Office and students who have not completed acceptable college-level English and Mathematics courses are required to appear for the placement test.

The college encourages international students to apply for admissions early as it takes more time to process their applications.

Financial Aid

The school offers financial aid to students to help them meet their educational expenses. To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. The college recommends a priority deadline of April 15 to apply for financial aid. New York State residents can also apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and the Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) awards based on their enrollment.

The different types of financial aid available for students include scholarships and grants, loans, and employment opportunities. The federal grants available for students include the Pell Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Students can also apply for various loans such as Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Direct Parent Loans. Students can also opt for work-study programs where they can seek employment with on-campus or off-campus employers.


Different scholarship options available for students include the David F. Alexander Memorial Scholarship, Antonino and Matteo Bartolotta Scholarships of Merit, Cayuga County Home Bureau Scholarship, James A. and Katie S. Bentley Memorial Scholarship, and the Cayuga Bank Employee Memorial Scholarship.

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Student Services

The Academic Support Center has professional specialists that help students address their academic deficiencies in reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills. The center actively provides academic and leadership skill development, professional and peer tutoring, and organizes skill-building seminars and workshops. Both the Auburn and Fulton campuses feature bookstores operated by the Follett Higher Education Group.

Campus Facilities

The bookstores stock textbooks, reference materials, office and school supplies, college merchandise, gifts, and software packages. The Student Development Office provides career guidance and organizes job and career fairs and useful workshops and presentations for the students. The Norman F. Bourke Memorial Library at the Auburn campus has individual and group study areas, computer workstations, and wireless internet facility. It houses more than 80,000 books and reference sources, research databases, journals, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions.

Student Clubs

There are a number of clubs on the campus. Live theater on the campus is provided by the award-winning Harlequin Productions.

Student Housing Assistance

On-campus housing for students is not available but assistance is offered in searching for local off-campus options such as the Lattimore Hall.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III. The college is also a member of the Mid-States Athletic Conference at the Division III level. The intercollegiate athletic teams include men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and lacrosse; women’s volleyball; and bowling and golf teams.


The school is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, which is a unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the educational programs offered by the college are registered by the New York State Department of Education.

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Ranks 237th in New York and 3596th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 90 0.32
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.01
Forcible Rape 21 0.08
Robbery 17 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 177 0.64
Larceny 716 2.57
Vehicle theft 24 0.09

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Auburn, NY 13021-3099
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population41,704 (32,644 urban / 9,060 rural)
Households16,322 (2.38 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,640
Families10,265 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3624

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3867th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,090 $4,090 $8,180
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $392 $392 $392
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $165 $165 $330
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,732 $5,732 $9,822
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,992 $15,992 $20,082
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,992 $7,992 $12,082

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,199 $4,412 $4,199 $4,412 $8,019 $8,362
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,195
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,600 $8,900
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,140 $2,300
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,140 $2,300

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 18 18 4 528 8 586
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 4
Art/Art Studies, General 11 11
Business Administration and Management, General 1 1 58 62
Child Care and Support Services Management 11 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4 4
Corrections 1 1 33 35
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 2 62 67
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Elementary Education and Teaching
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 4 4
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 12 11 2 223 8 262
Information Science/Studies 1 7 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 13 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 35 37
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 1 1 25 27
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 34 36
Secondary Education and Teaching

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 846th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $77,818 ($75,849 male / $70,050 female)
Number of FT Faculty 51 (25 male / 26 female)
Number of PT Faculty 228
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,337,999

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