FLCC Fast Facts

FLCC main campus with Canandaigua lake in the background, viewed from above.

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

FLCC Areas of Study

Student Enrollment

  • 5,470 full and part-time students enrolled in Fall 2023.
  • 3,279 students attended class at an FLCC location or fully online (excludes students taking 100% Gemini courses)
  • Students from 60 counties in New York State and 100 students from out-of-state enrolled in Fall 2023.


  • 103 full-time faculty
  • 117 part-time faculty and coaches
  • 15:1 student to faculty ratio (excludes 100% Gemini students)

Graduate Statistics

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.

31% of 2023 graduates responded to the latest survey:

  • Transfer programs (A.A. & A.S.) — 41% continued their education and 75% were employed.
  • Career programs (A.A.S.) — 28% continued their education and 82% were employed.
  • Our graduates transferred to over 50 different colleges and were hired by over 100 different employers.

Financial Aid

  • In 2022-2023, 80% of FLCC students were eligible for some form of financial assistance.
  • In 2022-2023, approximately $18 million of aid was disbursed to FLCC students.

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 2022, and its next self-study evaluation is due in academic year 2029-2030.

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.