FLCC Fast Facts
FLCC is situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes region on a 250-acre main campus in Canandaigua, NY. The College is home to more than 50 areas of study. It is enriched with valuable resources, modern facilities, student opportunities, and much more.
Founded & Opened
- Established in 1965
- Opened for non-credit classes in 1967
- Admitted its first freshman class in 1968
Areas of Study
FLCC offers A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees, as well as several certificate programs
- 5,415 full and part-time students enrolled in Fall 2021.
- 3,279 students attended class at an FLCC location or fully online (excludes students taking 100 percent Gemini courses)
- Students from 57 counties in New York State and 92 students from out-of-state enrolled in Fall 2021.
- 105 full-time faculty
- 121 part-time faculty and coaches
- 15:1 student to faculty ratio (excludes 100% Gemini students)
A Graduate Follow-Up Survey is administered each year at approximately six months after graduation. Recent graduates are asked about their subsequent education, employment and their opinions about the contribution of their Finger Lakes Community College education to their successes.
34% of 2021 graduates responded to the latest survey:
- Transfer programs (A.A. & A.S.) — 54% continued their education and 59% were employed.
- Career programs (A.A.S.) — 33% continued their education and 79% were employed.
- Our graduates transferred to over 45 different colleges and were hired by over 125 different employers.
- Approximately 80 percent of FLCC students receive some form of financial assistance
Standards of Excellence
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
FLCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The documents describing the accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing can be reviewed by request at the reserve desk in the Charles J. Meder library.
Finger Lakes Community College accreditation status was reaffirmed in 2017, and its next self-study evaluation is due in academic year 2021-22.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326. Phone: (404)975-5000.
New York State Education Department
All courses of instruction at FLCC are registered with the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education.