FLCC Fast Facts


FLCC was established in 1965. The College began offering non-credit classes in September 1967, and full-time credit bearing programs in January 1968.


6,761 full and part-time students enrolled at FLCC in Fall 2015. The average age for both full and part-time students is approximately 22. Students from 382 different high schools in New York State and across the United States enrolled at FLCC in Fall 2015, along with students from a few other countries.

Areas of Study

Finger Lakes Community College offers Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, and several one-year certificate programs. View the complete list of FLCC associate degree and certificate programs.


According to the 2014 survey of FLCC graduates, 96 percent of the graduates with A.A. and A.S. transfer degrees continued their education or are employed after completing study at the College. 63 percent of the graduates were attending college while 33 percent were employed.

The same survey indicated that 66 percent of graduates with A.A.S. degrees are employed upon graduation. Another 28 percent have continued their studies.

Special Opportunities

FLCC offers more than 50 areas of study. In addition, the College offers honors studies, a winter session and summer sessions, online, travel and expedition courses, internships, high school dual-credit programs, non-credit and workforce training offerings, and Adult Basic Education/GED and ESL programs.

FLCC also holds joint admissions agreements and transfer agreements with public and private four-year colleges and universities that allow graduates to transfer their credits in pursuit of bachelor's degrees.

Campus & Facilities

FLCC's campus of 250 acres is adjacent to the scenic and recreationally-rich Canandaigua community. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, FLCC is just 45 minutes from Rochester. The multi-level campus includes science and computer laboratories, technology-enhanced classrooms, music recording and editing studios, a multi-media communications lab, a 900 square-foot television studio and control room, the community's public access television station, a simulated nursing hospital station, a therapeutic massage lab, a greenhouse and arboretum, fine arts studios, a music rehearsal hall, a gymnasium, and a library complex, among others.

Nature trails, outdoor classrooms, athletic fields, a modern child care center, and the nationally known Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center are located on the campus grounds. The College has campus centers in Victor, Geneva and Newark. The Muller Field Station at the southern end of Honeoye Lake and the East Hill Campus in Naples provide additional outdoor experiences.

Student Life

Activities for student involvement and networking include the Student Corporation, Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma honor societies, ULead and Women's Initiative on Leadership, volunteer opportunities, student publications, theatre productions, art exhibits, musical organizations, lectures, concerts and special interest clubs.

Intercollegiate Athletics

FLCC sponsors men's baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and track teams, as well as women's basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, track, and volleyball. In addition, men and women participate on a nationally recognized woodsmen team.

Standards of Excellence

All courses of instruction at Finger Lakes Community College are registered with the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education.

Finger Lakes Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267)284-5000. For details, visit flcc.edu/msa.

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.

The documents describing the accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships can be reviewed by request at the reserve desk in the college's library.

Financial Aid

Approximately 75 percent of the student population at FLCC receives some form of financial aid, representing more than $28 million annually.

Student Services

Professionals are available to all students in the areas of academic support, the campus writing center, the math center, the educational planning and career services office, and student health services.

Jaime Beckens
Accessible Campus, Small Class Size

“The size of FLCC's campus and classes really allows students to find everything easily and learn at their own pace. Professors are always available and willing to help.”