New Year Starts at TC3

Students walking on campus

The 2023-24 academic year is underway at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The College welcomed students from all over the world for the first day of classes on August 28, with the number of students enrolled representing an increase of 11.4% compared to the start of the fall semester last year. It marks the second straight year the College has seen a double-digit increase in its core enrollment.

A majority of the incoming freshman class comes from Tompkins and Cortland counties, and nearly 80% come from within 50 miles of the College’s main campus in Dryden. Most of the rest of the students come other parts of New York State, but the class also includes students from Brazil, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The ages of the first-year students spans 50 years, ranging from 16 to 66 years old.

While students can still add classes for the first two weeks of classes, some sessions begin later. More than 50 classes, including many online, are available in a ten-week format with classes starting as late as October 3. Registration is still open for these later sessions at