Finger Lakes Community College

3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395

School Details

Finger Lakes Community College was founded in 1965, is located in Canandaigua, New York and is a part of higher education system of State University of New York (SUNY). Spotlight areas of this college include music recording and editing studios, a 900 square-foot television studio and control room, a simulated nursing hospital system, drafting rooms, a greenhouse, an arboretum, a gym, a child care center, and a music rehearsal hall. FLCC has three New York campuses in addition to their main facility. The Geneva Campus Center is located in Geneva, the Victor Campus Center in Victor, and the Wayne County Campus Center in Newark, New York. Finger Lakes Community College states the mission of: “a supportive, learning-centered environment that empowers our students, provides enriching life experiences, and enhances the quality of life throughout our community.”

Finger Lakes Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools. In addition the Nursing program retains programmatic accreditation with the National League for Nursing, and the Gemini Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

About 6,500 full and part-time students enroll in coursework at Finger Lakes Community College. The average student age is 24-years-old. The majority of students attend from in-state and 15 percent of freshmen live in college housing on campus. Available academic support services include a learning center, tutoring resources, remedial instruction, a writing center, pre-admission summer program, and study skills assistance. On campus, students can participate in extracurricular activities, such as the Student Corporation, Alpha Beta Gamma, Phi Theta Kappa, theatre productions, National Society of Leadership and Success, student publications, special interest clubs, and musical organizations. Finger Lakes Community College also competes in intercollegiate athletics. Sports include men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, soccer, and track teams. Women may also play softball and volleyball, while men compete in baseball and lacrosse.

Finger Lakes Community College awards Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. More than 40 academic degree and certificate programs are offered as well as a winter session programs, minimesters, internships, non-credit courses, Adult Basic Education, GED programs, online and hybrid coursework, high school dual-credit programs, and travel courses. Fields of study include accounting, marketing, biology, psychology, paralegal, new media, childcare, tourism studies, hotel & resort management, fine arts, and game programming & design, and others. Professional development and continuing education courses are also available for students and working professionals who desire to further their education, or advance knowledge, skills, and abilities.Students also have the opportunity to earn credits through assessments and prior experience at FLCC. Students that successfully complete the Dantes Standardized Subject Tests (DSST) can earn college credit for corresponding courses.

For convenience and flexibility, FLCC Online gives students an added option. Partnering with the SUNY Learning Network, distance education features asynchronous and hybrid learning styles taught by many of the same faculty instructing on-campus courses. Online degree programs include associate’s degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • eCommerce
  • Information Systems
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Sports Studies
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Studies

Tuition at FLCC is based on residency. On average, about 75 percent of FLCC students receive financial aid. Aid for qualifying students includes grants and scholarships, student employment, and long-term educational loans. Grants include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and New York state grants for in-resident students. In addition, Finger Lakes supports FLCC Foundation scholarship awards. Federal loan programs supported include the Federal Direct Stafford Loans and the Federal PLUS Loan. Students eligible for work-study fill part-time employment positions in either the college office or individual departments.


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


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    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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