Corning Community College stands as a testimony to our region's ability to take a great vision through to completion. Founded in 1956 by the Corning-Painted Post School District, CCC began modestly in a scattering of old buildings in the city of Corning.
Today, we encompass a 550-acre main campus on Spencer Hill with a complex of eight buildings plus an observatory and planetarium. We've also expanded our vision to provide services at a variety of off-campus sites throughout Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties. We are truly a community college, and proud of it.
CCC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY), and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
Like the global marketplace, SUNY is “always on” - constantly seeking, generating, analyzing, and sending knowledge back into the world through informed citizens, revitalized communities, and experts who transform entire sectors. Whether it’s a forestry program upstate, a nanotech center in the capital region, a fashion institute in Manhattan, or a marine studies center on the shores of Long Island, SUNY’s reach and impact is without peer. SUNY faculty and alumni are Nobel Laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Imagine the competitive advantage for New York State if SUNY institutions joined forces as never before, pooling knowledge, pushing and building on each other’s ideas, and collaborating in ways that deploy our distinctive capabilities to the fullest extent possible. Imagine the impact if, from this day on, we work toward a common goal: to revitalize New York’s economy and enhance the quality of life for all its citizens.
This plan is the product of an unprecedented meeting of the minds. It reflects the contributions of many people on SUNY campuses and in SUNY communities: their ideas, their ambitions, and their determination to make our remarkable public system of higher education the driving force of a revitalized New York State. We are preserving our strengths as places of learning, searching, and serving. But at the same time, we are pressing the “reset” button on SUNY - introducing a new way forward, aligning our purpose with New York State’s needs and opportunities, and creating an economic engine capable of propelling a new era of growth.
This is the power of SUNY. We are building on the ideals of the land grant mandate – relevant research, outreach to communities, and access for everyone - and a homegrown passion for possibility. We are leveraging our unrivaled scale and diversity. We are New York’s home advantage. Learn more about the Power of SUNY.
Corning Community College will be a premier community college where learning transforms lives.
Corning Community College serves life-long learners in our region by providing access to high-quality, affordable transfer, career, and workforce development educational opportunities. Our learning environment fosters diversity, empowerment, leadership, and teamwork for academic, professional, and personal success. We collaborate locally and promote global awareness for social, environmental, and economic sustainability.