Tompkins Cortland Community College is a public two-year college supported by Cortland and Tompkins Counties. The main college campus is located in the Town of Dryden. Extension sites are located in Cortland, New York and Ithaca, New York. Tompkins Cortland Community College is one of 64-member institutions of the State University of New York system.HistoryThe College was founded in 1967 and opened in 1968 in Groton, New York. The College moved to its current Dryden, New York campus in 1974. The original campus buildings were designed by the architects Caudill-Rowlett-Scott. A multi-million dollar construction project completed in 2007 recently added a new athletics facility, a student center, and expanded and enhanced the college's library. StudentsThe College has seen a steady increase in enrollment over the past decade, with now more than 3,800 students. The student body typically includes students from all parts of New York, a dozen other states, and more than 50 foreign countries.AcademicsTompkins Cortland Community College offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs, including biotechnology, business administration, communication and media arts, computer sciences, construction technology, creative writing, criminal justice, engineering science, hotel and restaurant management, liberal arts and sciences, nursing, paralegal, photography, sport management, and wine marketing. About half of the Tompkins Cortland students transfer to a four-year college, with Binghamton University, Cortland State, Ithaca College, Niagara University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology being some of more popular transfer options.
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