Global Initiatives

Getting a lifetime of experience at Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College has long been an innovator in bringing the world to its campus. With students from more than 50 countries studying at Tompkins Cortland, and a growing program of study abroad offerings, this truly is a global campus.

The College offers more than 40 degree programs, including Business Administration, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Digital Cinema, Applied Science and Technology, and Sustainable Farming and Food Systems, as well as numerous other programs popular with our international students.

We currently offer Full-time (12 credits) of ESL during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms as well as up to 20 credits of Intensive English Language Training during the Fall and Spring semesters. For these programs, prospective students should apply as International Students in the Liberal Arts major and then contact The Global Initiatives Office,for further steps. 

Our Campus

The Tompkins Cortland campus is located on 220 acres and features a unique academic building housing all classrooms and labs, a pool, and the new Baker Commons, which consolidates essential academic services, including the library, in the heart of campus.

The campus also is home to the finest athletics facilities of any community college in our region. A new athletics building includes a 1,500-seat gymnasium, a field house for indoor practice, and a fitness center. Outdoor fields include a lighted, turf outdoor soccer stadium, as well as tennis courts and fields for baseball and softball.

Campus housing is located only a three-minute walk from the academic and athletics buildings, and Tompkins Cortland is included on local bus routes.

Living in Upstate NY

The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is a thriving, progressive region with a mix of college towns, small industrial centers, and sprawling rural villages. Renowned for its educational institutions, cultural offerings, and outdoor opportunities, the Finger Lakes area near Tompkins Cortland includes the vibrant city of Ithaca, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, as well as Cortland, home to SUNY Cortland.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about the admissions process or Tompkins Cortland, please contact:
+011 1 607.844.8211, Ext. 4522