Economic Impact

Tompkins Cortland Community College creates a significant positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment to its major stakeholder groups - students, taxpayers, and society.

The College plays a key role in helping students increase their employability and achieve their individual potential. By drawing students to the region, new dollars and opportunities are generated for the sponsor counties. 

Tompkins Cortland influences both the lives of its students and the regional economy. The College supports a variety of industries in the sponsor counties, serves regional businesses, and benefits society as a whole in New York from an expanded economy and improved quality of life. The benefits created by Tompkins Cortland even extend to the state and local  government through increased tax revenues and public sector savings. 

The latest analysis of the College's economic impact was completed in 2021, and shows the College adds nearly $90 million annually to the economy.

The Economic Impact of Tompkins Cortland Community College - Fact Sheet

The Economic Impact of Tompkins Cortland Community College - Executive Summary