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Genesee Community College, located in Batavia New York, was founded in 1966 as part of the multi college State University of New York (SUNY) system. The school was given a permanent home in 1972 and experienced growth in both facilities and enrollment in the following years, including the addition of a theater and technology building in 1991 and 2000 respectively. The school maintains multiple branch campuses located in Albion, Warsaw, Medina, Arcade, Lima and Dansville. The Lima campus replaces one previously located in Lakeville. The school has a wide service area that exceeds the boundaries of Genesee County.
Students at Genesee Community College are able to pursue an educational track that allows for academic transfer or prepares one for entry into the workforce. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, mirroring curriculum and requirements for those years. Upon completion, students will apply to four year institutions to transfer their earned credits and continue the remainder of their education, eventually earning their bachelor's degree. Schools in the SUNY system will provide easier transfer opportunities due to intra-system agreements in place that allow for reduced requirements or guaranteed admission if certain academic criteria are met.
Career programs allow students to pursue an education and training in one of multiple areas of study available for students with the purpose of preparation for entry into the workforce after completion. Courses are taught by professionals with industry experience as well as traditional professors with the intention of providing students with a complete education in their chosen area, including practical courses if necessary in order to impart skills and abilities necessary for success in a safe and supervised environment. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment at Genesee Community College may enroll if they are at least 18 years of age or have an equivalent of a high school diploma by submitting a completed application and pay tuition and fees. Students are asked to provide previous transcripts and standardized test scores if available and are encouraged to participate in new student orientation and meet with a counselor prior to registration in order to become familiar with the campus and choose an education track that best suits their goals. Students may be asked to take a placement exam prior to their first semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school's financial aid department to determine need and aid program eligibility when constructing an individual's aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and should be submitted well in advance of any posted due dates to ensure that funds are disbursed in a timely fashion.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,900-$4,600
- Out-of-State: $4,500-$5,340
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $180-$220 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||81%||$5,342|
|Receiving Student Loans||41%||$4,464|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 16%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Genesee Community College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares GCC against community colleges in New York.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1992)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) (since 1969)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in New York
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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