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 Onondaga Community College 

Name: Onondaga Community College
President: Casey Crabill
City: Syracuse
State: NY
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City, Suburban
Year Established: 1961

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Onondaga Community College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 11,783
Part Time: 41.5%
Full Time: 58.5%

Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%

African American: 10.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.8%
Hispanic: 3.4%
Native American: 1.3%
White: 72.7%
Other: 10.6%


Onondaga Community College President

Casey Crabill

Board Chair

Margaret M. “Meg” O’Connell
Board Chair

Quote from the President

"Onondaga Community College’s hallmark is to respond to community demand and meet student and employer needs, from new ways to access higher education to innovative partnerships that expand opportunity for more people in central New York. Onondaga is serving students in myriad ways that help them to explore, discover, and transform, fulfilling their potential with support from a growing number of student scholarships, innovative academic and workforce development programs, new student services and active community engagement."

Interesting Facts

  • Onondaga Community College, the second-largest undergraduate college in central New York, operates under the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is locally sponsored by Onondaga County. The college offers nearly 50 degree and certificate programs, including art, architectural technology, business, criminal justice, and health professions.
  • The college has transfer agreements with more than 80 four-year colleges and universities. More than 60 percent of Onondaga students are enrolled in transfer programs.
  • In fall 2013, the college opened “Academic II,” a building which transverses a gorge and houses a signature music program. The building includes a 150-seat recital hall, soundproof practice rooms, and eight “smart” classrooms. The facade of the building resembles frets on a guitar.
  • The college is home to a seven-time NJCAA national champion men’s lacrosse team. The team won its fifth consecutive national title in 2013, and a college lacrosse record of 70th win in a row. Onondaga has 15 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams.
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