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How Well Is Finger Lakes Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Finger Lakes Community College was awarded 153 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural resource management.

Overall Quality

Finger Lakes Community College landed the #1,857 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Finger Lakes Community College is also ranked #135 out of 160 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Finger Lakes Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Finger Lakes Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Finger Lakes Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Finger Lakes Community College is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Finger Lakes Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Finger Lakes Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Finger Lakes Community College this rate is 55%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  55 out of 100

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Finger Lakes Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,640 undergraduates at Finger Lakes Community College with 2,205 being full-time and 3,435 being part-time.

How Much Does Finger Lakes Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Finger Lakes Community College is $9,543. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Finger Lakes Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,168 $8,630 $11,576 $13,448 $15,065

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Finger Lakes Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Finger Lakes Community College, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $5,363 a year. That adds up to $21,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Finger Lakes Community College is 11.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Finger Lakes Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Finger Lakes Community College make about $30,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 23% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College is a public institution located in Canandaigua, New York. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Finger Lakes Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424-8395
Phone: 585-394-3500

Finger Lakes Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Finger Lakes Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Finger Lakes Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,236 students took at least one online class at Finger Lakes Community College. This is an increase from the 1,466 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,236 2,192
2018-2019 1,466 700
2017-2018 1,455 650
2016-2017 1,247 536
2015-2016 1,198 566

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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