Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College is located in Onondaga County, New York. It is an accredited two-year educational institution and comprises of three campuses. The college was established in the year 1961 in Syracuse, New York. It is one of the 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York. The college offers degree courses and programs in business studies, arts, biology, electronic media communication, chemistry, library sciences, mathematics and nursing.

The athletics teams of OCC are called the Lazers. Its men's lacrosse team won the NJCAA national championship in 2006 and 2007. The college also has separate women's and men's basketball teams.

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Onondaga Community College
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse , NY 13215-4585
General Phone: (315) 498-2622

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Onondaga Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts252liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Security and Law Enforcement139criminal justice and administration, fire services administration, security and protective services
Business and Management120business management, accounting technology, labor relations
Media64broadcast journalism, communication and journalism, photo and film tech
Family and Social Work64child care management, community organization, social service professions
Engineering Technician47architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine39registered nursing
Photography and Commercial Art36commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering34computer and info science, information science, computer support
Music28music performance
Medical Support and Technology26respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Mechanics and Repair25communications install and repair, automobile mechanics
Therapy and Counseling14physical therapist assistant
Medical Administration12medical records tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts11restaurant and catering management
Architecture and Planning8interior architecture
Education and Teaching8elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7parks and recreation management
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Hospitality1hotel management
Construction Trades1electrician
Conservation and Resource Management1conservation

Number of programs and degrees for Onondaga Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree87036
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years754

Onondaga Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Onondaga Community College had a total enrollment of 10,637 students (7,086 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 28%
20-21 18%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York91%
State unknown9%

Onondaga Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 50 %

Onondaga Community College Room and Board (2007)

Onondaga Community College offers campus housing for 585 of its 7,086 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Syracuse, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Onondaga Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,154
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,154
Room and board $ 8,868
Room charge $ 5,550
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,600
Books and supplies $ 1,230
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Onondaga Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 287500)

Onondaga Community College Faculty

Onondaga Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2028

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$73,89628$68,138
Associate professoracademic year24$63,53927$54,575
Assistant professoracademic year27$52,09328$50,481
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year77$62,29785$57,484

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Onondaga Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Labor and Industrial Relations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

Broadcast Journalism
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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Onondaga Community College Highlights

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What Sets Onondaga Community College Apart:

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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