Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College, also referred to as TC3, is located in the Town of Dryden, New York, United States. It was founded in the year 1968 and is under the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The extension sites of this college are at Ithaca and Cortland. The college offers students more than 50 degree and certificate programs in various areas of study including accounting, business administration, human services, paralegal studies, and computer science.

Students of TC3 are involved in college sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, softball, and volleyball. There are several student clubs and organizations on campus including the Spanish Speakers Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Omega Christian Fellowship, Media Club, and Nursing Club.

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Tompkins-Cortland Community College
170 North St
Dryden , NY 13053-0139
General Phone: (607) 844-8211

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Tompkins-Cortland Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts175creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Business and Management94business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, international business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine49registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work27child care management, community organization
Photography and Commercial Art22commercial art, photography
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science, information science, computer support
Law16legal assistant
Media13communication studies, radio and TV tech
Hospitality10hotel management
Office and Administration7administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling6substance abuse counseling
Conservation and Resource Management4conservation
Education and Teaching3secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Engineering Technician3electronics tech
Construction Trades2construction trades
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation management
Mechanics and Repair1avionics maintenance

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree50431
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years44

Tompkins-Cortland Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tompkins-Cortland Community College had a total enrollment of 3,213 students (3,384 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 34%
20-21 21%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

New York97%
(International Students)2%

Tompkins-Cortland Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 24 %

Tompkins-Cortland Community College Room and Board (2007)

Tompkins-Cortland Community College offers campus housing for 546 of its 3,384 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Dryden, 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.

Tompkins-Cortland Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,040
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,780
Room and board $ 5,600
Room charge $ 5,600
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Tompkins-Cortland Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 678800)

Tompkins-Cortland Community College Faculty

Tompkins-Cortland Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track616

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$71,73120$65,464
Associate professoracademic year5$50,0586$50,157
Assistant professoracademic year5$46,5305$44,161
Instructoracademic year1*9$39,425
All faculty totalacademic year31$63,16040$54,646

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

Tompkins-Cortland Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce

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
Construction Trades, Other

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Community Organization and Advocacy

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

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
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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