Ranked Best Two-Year College in New York State by BestColleges.com
CCC was ranked #1 two-year college in NY for 2016 by Bestcolleges.com

Fast Facts

CCC named top two-year college

BestColleges.com, a nationally-recognized source of college planning information, recently announced new rankings of the top colleges in New York State. Corning Community College earned first-place ranking on their list of two-year schools. BestColleges.com noted CCC's high success rate for transfer students, a wide range of degree options, and competitive in- and out-of-state tuition rates.

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.  

CCC Demographics

  • 54% female, 46% male
  • 85% white, 10% other race/ethnicity and 6% unknown
  • 64% are recent high school graduates
  • 73% age 19 and under
  • 16% age 20-25
  • 11% age 25 and older

Other Facts

  • 550-acre campus on Spencer Hill with off-site campuses in various locations in Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler counties.
  • Eight buildings plus an observatory and planetarium.
  • In Fall 2013 Corning Community College served 4,943 students who generated 47,747 credit hours.
  • Corning Community College offers over 40 programs ranging from the traditional liberal arts and sciences to the emerging new technologies. The College offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, Applied Science, and Occupational Studies, and Certificates.
  • Corning Community College offers two years of specialized career training as well as university parallel programs that allow transfer with full junior year standing.
  • The College has approximately 50 articulation agreements in place permitting seamless transfers to top-ranked regional institutions like Syracuse University, SUNY Brockport, Buffalo State, Elmira College, Binghamton University, and Cornell.
  • Of Corning Community College’s degree-seeking students, approximately 58% enroll in transfer programs.
  • Corning Community College transfer students had a much higher success rate than the average SUNY transfer students (81% vs. 60%).
  • Corning Community College graduates have made significant contributions in a diverse range of careers including medicine, engineering, government, law, education, finance, and others.
  • Approximately 45% of employers in the region with 50+ employees have recruited Corning Community College graduates or students. In addition, 79.2% of employers in the region with 50+ employees would consider recruiting graduates/students from the College in the future.
  • The 40-year lifetime earnings potential of an individual whose highest degree is an associate’s degree is $1,000,000.
  • Jobs requiring an associate’s degree pay an average of $17.74 an hour compared to the $11.56 paid for jobs that require a high school diploma/GED.


Corning Community College is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY), and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)