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FLCC Fast Facts


Established in 1965, opened in 1967.


6,539 full- and part-time students (Fall 2012).  The average age of full-time students is approximately 24; part-time approximately 24.  Students from more than 400 different high schools in New York State and across the United States enrolled at FLCC in Fall 2012, along with students from a few other countries.

Areas of Study

Finger Lakes 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.


More than fifty-five percent of FLCC students graduate with A.S. or A.A. transfer degrees prepared for further study at four-year institutions. Others graduate with A.A.S. degrees or certificates prepared to obtain employment in their field of study.

Special Opportunities

FLCC offers more than forty academic degree and certificate programs, honors studies, a Winter Session and Minimesters, online and hybrid, travel and expedition courses, internships, high school dual-credit programs, non-credit and workforce training offerings, and Adult Basic Education/GED programs. The College 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, receiving full junior status.

Campus & Facilities

FLCC's campus of more than 250 acres is located adjacent to the scenic and recreationally-rich Canandaigua community, 45 minutes from Rochester, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. 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, drafting rooms, 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, located at the southern end of Honeoye Lake, provides additional outdoor experiences.

Student Life

Activities for student involvement and networking include the Student Corporation, Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma honor societies, National Society of Leadership and Success, student publications, theatre productions, art exhibits, musical organizations, lectures, concerts, and special interest clubs.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Finger Lakes 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. Men and women participate in a nationally recognized Woodsmen team.

Standards of Excellence

All courses of instruction at Finger Lakes Community College are registered with the Office of Higher Education of the State Education Department. Finger Lakes Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; Phone: (215) 662-5606. The Finger Lakes Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing. The Gemini Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

The documents describing the accreditation by (1) the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; (2) the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; and (3) the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships can be reviewed by request at the reserve desk in the College's Library.

Financial Aid

More than 75 percent of Finger Lakes students received financial aid last year, totaling more than $16 million.

Student Services

Professionals are available to all students in the areas of Academic Support, The Write Place (campus writing center), The Math Center, The Educational Planning and Career Services office, and Student Health Services.

Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, admissions, activities, or employment policies.