Founded in 1968, Tompkins Cortland Community College is one of 30 community colleges and 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. Located in Dryden, the College serves more than three thousand students in credit programs and another three thousand in non-credit workshops and customized training.
The College offers degrees and certificates in more than 40 academic programs in areas such as nursing, business administration, criminal justice, chemical dependency counseling, new media, sport management, culinary arts, sustainable farming and food systems, wine marketing, and liberal arts programs, including education and general studies.
The College attracts a diverse student body from most counties in New York State, several other U.S. states, and nearly 70 countries. The learning environment is enriched by students of all ages and backgrounds. About half of the College's graduates transfer as juniors to bachelor's degree programs at a wide variety of colleges and universities around the world, including Cornell University, Ithaca College, and SUNY Cortland.
Tompkins Cortland students study both full-time and part-time, and the College is a leader in online education. The College operates extension centers in Ithaca and Cortland.
The College is extensively involved in our community. The college provides contract training for most major employers and provides an array of non-credit workshops designed to build skills relating to computers, leadership and supervision, personal growth, and many other areas.