Name: Onondaga Community College
President: Margaret M. O’Connell (Interim President)
Campus Setting: Small City, Suburban
Year Established: 1961
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 11,783
Part Time: 41.5%
Full Time: 58.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.8%
Native American: 1.3%
Margaret M. O’Connell
Allen J. Naples
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. The second-largest undergraduate institution in central New York, Onondaga is serving more 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."
- Onondaga Community College is 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 the health professions.
- The college has transfer agreements with more than 80 four-year colleges and universities and more than 60 percent of Onondaga students are enrolled in transfer programs.
- The college opened its fourth residence hall in August 2012, accommodating 194 students. Its opening presented the student need for a transit system. The “Blue Line” operates on a convenient schedule and its stops include most campus buildings and the college’s other three residence halls. Onondaga's four residence halls house a total of 779 students.
- In December 2011 the college opened the SRC Arena & Event Center, providing seating for up to 6,500 people and 60,000-square-feet of floor space. The arena is connected to a new Southwest YMCA, offering a modern 5,000-square-foot fitness center and an array of fitness and wellness programming to students and community members.
- The college’s next construction milestone comes in 2013 with the opening of “Academic II” which will transverse the campus gorge and house the college’s signature program in music, eight additional “smart” classrooms, a 150-seat auditorium and modern practice rooms.
- The college is home to the six-time NJCAA national champion men's lacrosse team and the two-time NJCAA national champion women's lacrosse team. Both won the national title in 2012. The college has 15 intercollegiate men's and women's athletic teams.