Onondaga Community College in Syracuse

Syracuse, NY

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Onondaga Community College offers 183-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.5% are women, and 54.5% are men. Onondaga Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Onondaga Community College is 8773$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $8866 and $17692 per year. 20% of full-time Onondaga Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $32,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Onondaga Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Onondaga Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,463
$30,001 - $48,000$7,408
$48,001 - $75,000$11,557
$75,001 - $110,000$13,564



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6270

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5793 of Onondaga Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Onondaga Community College number 70 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Onondaga Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Onondaga Community College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Onondaga Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

20% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Onondaga Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Onondaga Community College is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Onondaga Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Onondaga Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4585 West Seneca Turnpike address in Syracuse, New York.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Onondaga Community College with 0.1% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Onondaga Community College offers 183 programs in total: 147 are for Associate's degree and 36 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree. Onondaga Community College is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


Onondaga Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8236 students with 247076 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Onondaga Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

nothing but extremely negative experiences time and time again with this school. Whenever I speak to someone I know who has interest in this "college" I HIGHLY ADVISE AGAINST IT. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. So difficult and stressful due to the lack of concern/effort from staff and faculty. I recall so many specific occasions where i would have a sincere concern and was boldly told by staff "its not my problem" and times when I would email faculty about a question or problem with coursework and NEVER get a response back. I eventaually realized that the lack of concern from faculty about students education there was derived from the attitude and type of students that attend that school. Id estimate 90% the students could havs cared less about education they were all attending for the free aid then drop out after several weeks -if that. They are very loud, lazy, ghetto and come from extremely low-income families. The faculty treat them like a lower class of society, making zero effort to educate which in turn effects those of us who are ACTUALLY TRYIING. There are obviously many more negative memories that I don't even want to waste another second of my life typing this but I want people to know to BEWARE OF THE DISAPPOINTMENT THEY ARE ABOUT TO FACE. Trust me, its not worth the headache. Go to a real college where ppl will actually want to help you succeed in your future

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Overall Rating:

I graduated from OCC and overall I liked it. It has it's pros and cons. The professors were very nice and engaging. A diverse student body makes for interesting classes. Like many other people, I agree that the administration is awful. It takes forever to get a response and you never get the same answer twice. They need more help or something. I ended up owing money for my final semester that I believe could of been avoided with better communication. My advice is to not be afraid to be a little aggressive with them. Keep track of your records and accounts.

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Overall Rating:

By far the worst experience in education I have ever had to deal with. There are a select few professors that are worth the tuition (and even that isn't enough). Overall waste of time and money. Financial aid tries everything they can do to make you pay out of pocket to attend their classes. Emails are left unanswered, even when I followed up several times to get an answer. I had to go up to the school and wait an hour to speak to anyone that could "help me". When you call to speak to anyone, they are either rude or unhelpful. Unorganized and unprofessional overall with any department or staff you have to deal with. Not to mention I had a teacher THREATEN me with absolutely no precautions to the professor. This school IS A JOKE.

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Overall Rating:

I don't even know where to begin with this school, doesn't even deserve a one star rating. This place is ridiculously unprofessional. Can never get through to someone on the phone when you have important questions to ask, or most of the time they will tell you "it's not my problem". They have lost MANY forms of mine or say they "never received it" when I send multiple emails over and over. They tried charging me for out of state AND in state tuition when I had already filled and turned in a certificate of residence. I had reported this "college" to the SUNY school system to hopefully resolve this problem. I do not recommend going to this school, especially if you want a bright future.

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Overall Rating:

Forced to pay for classes I didn't take. Called to make sure I could drop classes the first few weeks without grade or payment penalty and given false information. Now paying $1500.00. Robbery. Not to mention my "bill" was being sent to an email address the school had set up for me that I had absolutely no knowledge of...instead of sending it in the mail like any other normal bill. Now I'm responsible for paying 1500.00 that I was never made aware of. I was told that I should have expected a bill and should have been checking this forementioned "email" for said bill. All of this information provided courtesy of the least helpful staff I have ever encountered. In addition I was told that there was no one that could assist me further with this discrepancy and there was no one who would be able to help me set a payment plan. From there it was stated that I would be responsible to figure it out and set it up on my own otherwise they would send collections for the payment within a short matter of time. I am so thoroughly displeased with this entire process that I have discontinued my plans on returning this upcoming semester and will be sure to continue my education elsewhere for this issue alone.

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Location & Website

Address: 4585 West Seneca Turnpike


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3154982622

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: sunyocc.edu

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