Global - About Us

The Tompkins Cortland Advantage

We are Tompkins Cortland: A leader in global education.

Tompkins Cortland Community College, a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, was established more than 50 years ago, and now offers more than 40 degree programs and certificates, including programs at the TC3 Farm, as well as a comprehensive farm-to-bistro program.

Our campus is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, which is a thriving and progressive region known for its rich history, cultural offerings, and outdoor wonders. Situated in the center of New York state, it is just four hours from New York City, four hours from Philadelphia, and three hours from Niagara Falls. Nearby, the City of Ithaca is home to both Ivy League institution Cornell University and Ithaca College, and the City of Cortland is home to the SUNY Cortland campus. Tompkins Cortland’s 220-acre campus is located in Dryden, a tranquil village in the middle of a busy region.

Dryden Campus
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Our Campus

The community that exists at Tompkins Cortland goes beyond academics we give you the full college experience. We offer a full range of support and activities for all of our students, including on-campus childcare, mental health counseling, a well-equipped gymnasium and fitness center, sports facilities, inclusive campus events, and on-campus housing.