About Onondaga Community College

Onondaga Community College is a college of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and one of 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York State. Onondaga County is our sponsor.

We offer two-year degree programs that serve as transfer opportunities to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year campuses or for direct entry to the workforce. We also offer certificate programs that can generally be completed in one year. Through Onondaga’s regional higher education center, students can earn a bachelor’s degree on the Onondaga campus through innovative partnerships with SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, Kaplan University and Keuka College. See degrees and certificates.

Our Community Education programs include classes for personal enrichment and professional development; accelerated degree programs for working adults; customized training for local businesses; and, special programs for children and teens, small businesses and school districts.

Our campus is noted for its hills, wooded terrain, and expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Our Syracuse location, at the geographic center of New York, is within 350 miles of every major metropolitan center of the northeast. Our central location and accessibility in the heart of New York and the northeast make it easy to get here. We are near the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence Seaway as well as the Adirondack mountains.

Nine buildings house nearly 50 programs and three state-of-the-art, all-suite residence halls which opened in 2006 accommodate 585 students. A fourth residence hall was opened in the fall of 2012, accommodating an additional 194 students. Enrollment has grown to more than 12,000 students. We strive to provide the full college experience and offer a full complement of clubs, organizations and intramurals to enrich student life. Several of our athletic teams are consistently nationally ranked, and our 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, and 2006 men's lacrosse, 2012 and 2009 women’s lacrosse, and 2008 men's tennis teams won national championships. A comprehensive array of student support services enables our students to succeed in meeting their academic goals no matter what their life stage when entering the academic setting.

Storer Auditorium and The Ann Felton Multicultural Center serve as the primary locale for Arts Across Campus, a year-round series of high quality arts and cultural programming designed to enhance student learning through the arts.

Onondaga is a diverse educational learning community. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere where individuality is not only recognized - but encouraged - to contribute to the fabric of the campus environment. We continue to serve the educational and economic development needs of the region and proudly boast more than 40,000 alumni.

A Framework for Success - 2011 to 2016 Strategic Plan