Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden

Dryden, NY

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Tompkins Cortland Community College offers 171-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 46% are women, and 54% are men. 5% percents of international students. Tompkins Cortland Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Tompkins Cortland Community College is 9595$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $8151 and $18291 per year. 23% of full-time Tompkins Cortland 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 $29,800, 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 Tompkins Cortland 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, Tompkins Cortland Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,966
$30,001 - $48,000$9,371
$48,001 - $75,000$12,914
$75,001 - $110,000$14,899



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8400

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


4579 of Tompkins Cortland Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 82 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Tompkins Cortland Community College number 132 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Tompkins Cortland 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

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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 Tompkins Cortland 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


Tompkins Cortland Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

23% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Tompkins Cortland 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Tompkins Cortland Community College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 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


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Tompkins Cortland Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Tompkins Cortland 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 170 North St address in Dryden, 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 Tompkins Cortland Community College with 0.22% 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

Tompkins Cortland Community College offers 171 programs in total: 132 are for Associate's degree and 39 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. Tompkins Cortland Community College is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance education programs that are provided in the Tompkins Cortland Community College: 15 are for Associate's degree and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


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.


Tompkins Cortland Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3613 students with 108378 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Tompkins Cortland Community College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I studied there during 2008-2009 and did Hotel management studies. Amazing place, great tutors, beautiful location, diverse faculty and students. Best year of my life :)

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The administration here is very apathetic to the struggles of students trying to get an education. There is almost no support for financial aid, let alone transfer and career planning. Besides this the professors that I had were subpar and focused more on your attendance than your class performance. There was no understanding or flexibility for those who were working to support a family and had periodic shift changes. One might imagine that the faculty would see someone working 60 hours a week and still striving to get an education as worthy, but that was not the case.

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Overall Rating:

This school is more of a prison than a college. They send cops to the rooms of students who are sleeping and if you tell them they don't have the right to search without a warrant they leave (as they should) then claim to have found drugs. The RD Patrick when I went here said (and I have this record ) "I dont give a s**t about student rights". Then when he realized he was being recorded he tried to back track. Honestly go to Cortland not TC3. AND IF YOU GUYS AT THE SCHOOL DECIDE TO REACH OUT AND SAY I WASN'T ALLOWED TO RECORD REMEMBER NEW YORK IS A SINGLE PARTY CONSENT STATE! I CONSENTED! This school is the bottom of the barrel for colleges.

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Overall Rating:

This is a great school. We have some really amazing community colleges in upstate New York and this is one of them if you get to go to one of the schools you’re going to get a very high-quality education for a quarter of the price of somewhere else. My suggestion is get your first two years out of the way and then transferred all for your school that is the way to do it to not have all of your future earnings going into loans.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Very glad I chose TC3. It was the most welcoming school with professors who truly cared about not only knowing your name, but doing their best to help you succeed. People are quick to judge those who go to community college, but it was the best education I received. I recommend everyone start here or just go here depending on the degree they are looking for. Not only will you be saving lots of money, you will receive the best college experience. I wished I could have stayed here for my full four years. Not to mention they offer free tutoring, which saved me when I had to take the required statistics course.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 170 North St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6078448211

Institution is active in current year: 1

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