Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin St, Auburn, NY 13021-3099

School Details

Cayuga Community College partners with Open SUNY to provide distance education degree options for students, including associate’s degrees and certificate programs.


Cayuga Community College awards Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Degree programs offered in their entirety online, include studies in business administration, liberal arts, and criminal justice. Certificates in criminal justice and general education can also be earned completely from a distance. Hybrid degree programs at Cayuga support at least fifty percent of coursework online, and include fields in accounting, computer information, geographic information, information technology, liberal arts, studio art and design, and telecommunications. Through Ed2Go, students can also enroll and complete a wide range of individual courses.

Virtual coursework at Cayuga retains the same standards and credits as that of on-campus counterparts. Though courses are asynchronous and allow students to determine the time of day that they complete work, courses follow a set semester calendar and include assignments with specific deadlines. Within each semester, an online course is divided into two-week modules, whereby students view lectures, read, complete assignments, and participate in discussion forums. Cayuga maintains an open admissions policy.


Cayuga Community College is a two-year, public school, and part of the State University of New York (SUNY) higher educational system. The main campus is located in the city of Auburn, New York, and a second campus is maintained in Fulton. The college is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees and is sponsored by Cayuga County. The mission of the school states: “We are Cayuga Community College, dedicated to providing students with diverse learning opportunities to discover their passions and advance their personal and professional growth.” The college also focuses on core values of engagement, integrity, respect, and collaboration.

Popular academic programs at Cayuga include: criminal justice, liberal arts, broadcasting, education, studio art and design, business, and nursing. Other academic programs include study-abroad, opportunities for high school students to earn college credits, and workforce development trainings. Degree and certificate programs are housed within the following schools.

  • School of Business
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Media and the Arts: SOMA
  • School of Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math: STEM
  • School of Social Sciences and Education

First consideration of aid most often goes to students who apply early for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority filing deadline is April 15, and the Title IV school code for Cayuga is: 002861. Types of financial aid that are available to qualifying students include: Federal Direct Loans, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Cayuga institutional grants and scholarships. New York State residents who are enrolling as a full-time or part-time student may be also be eligible for state aid. Through VA Benefits, the GI Bill also provides financial assistance to veterans and military members.


Cayuga Community College is regionally accredited by the Commission of Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; and degree and certificate programs are approved by the New York State Department of Education.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
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