Founded in 1968, Tompkins Cortland Community College is one of 30 community colleges and 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. Located in Dryden, the college serves more than three thousand students in credit programs and another three thousand in non-credit workshops and customized training.
The college offers programs for associate’s degrees and certificates in areas such as nursing, business administration, criminal justice, chemical dependency counseling, new media, sport management, culinary arts, sustainable farming and food systems, wine marketing, and liberal arts programs, including education and general studies. Tompkins Cortland students study both full-time and part-time, and the college is a leader in online education. The college operates extension centers in Ithaca and Cortland.