Ithaca has all the elements of a successful economic ecosystem that stems from our founding as a college town, with all the amenities and spirit of innovation that flows from a place of great learning. Area school systems are among the finest, and several colleges play a big part in local culture. This means not only a well-educated workforce, but many sources of stimulation and learning for you, your family, and your staff.
With state-of- the-art facilities and world-renowned faculty, Cornell University is a powerful partner for local companies. The university boasts seven undergraduate colleges; a graduate school; professional-degree schools in business management, architecture and planning, law, and veterinary medicine; and more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers. And at last count, a very short list of Cornell faculty honors included three Nobel laureates, five MacArthur Fellows, four Pulitzer Prize winners, and two Turing Award winners. Founded in 1865, Cornell is the youngest member of the Ivy League. It is also the only Ivy that incorporates a state land-grant institution, creating a unique mix of the private university with the public, and the humanities with the applied sciences. Cornell is a big place with vast resources.
From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.
TC3 offers programs in business, computers, health, communications, liberal arts, criminal justice, and human services. Located just down the road in Dryden, TC3 also offers many classes in downtown Ithaca. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to train staff, or just to take a few classes yourself. TC3 is part of one of 30 community colleges and 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. This “SUNY” system is another great educational perk for local residents, offering high-quality education without high cost. Empire State College Empire State College is the SUNY solution for working adults, offering flexible combinations of distance learning and faculty mentoring that let you finish a degree, further your career, or simply enrich your life. And there’s an office right in Ithaca.
Empire State College is the SUNY solution for working adults, offering flexible combinations of distance learning and faculty mentoring that let you finish a degree, further your career, or simply enrich your life. And there’s an office right in Ithaca.