Finger Lakes Community College

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General Information

Admission Office

3325 Marvin Sands Drive

Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395

(585) 394-3500

Fax: (585) 394-5005

Contact: Bonnie Ritts

Admissions Office
Main Address

3325 Marvin Sands Drive

Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395

(585) 394-3500

Total undergrads: 5,750

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,396

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,941


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to nursing program based on high school curriculum and GPA. Competitive admission to therapeutic massage/integrated health care program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Taxidermy C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
E-Commerce A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Marketing Management A
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies

Recording Arts Technology A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C


Elementary Education A
Physical Education A
Teacher Assistance C


Engineering – General A
Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Mechanical Engineering Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Massage Therapy A
Nursing (RN) A
Substance Abuse Counseling A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A
Fishing/Fisheries A
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,C
Natural Resources Management/Policy A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General C
Sport/Fitness Administration A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting C

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Finger Lakes Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (585) 394-3500
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,649
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,183 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,296
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,657
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,995

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Finger Lakes Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Finger Lakes Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 35
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 410
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 25
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 13
Health Professions and Related Programs 17
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 42
Legal Professions and Studies 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 15
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 9
Grand total 1965

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Finger Lakes Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,296
Out-of-state $7,657
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 744 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 652 72% $5,995
Student loan aid 450 50% $5,015

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,026 34% $5,115
Federal student loans 1,510 25% $5,342

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Finger Lakes Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Finger Lakes Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Finger Lakes Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,649
Undergraduate enrollment 5,649
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Finger Lakes Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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