The upgrade from an extension center of the Auburn-based college to a branch campus was based on an application by the college which was reviewed by the State Education Department and the State University of New York, then forwarded to the Governor's office for approval. Gov. Pataki approved the application in a letter dated March 9, 2006.
Branch campus status permits the Fulton campus to offer entire degree programs, rather than requiring students to complete some of their coursework at the college's Auburn campus.
"With this fall's Fulton campus enrollment projected at over 1,000 students for the fourth year in a row," said Golladay, "our degree programs there offer a significant resource for the Oswego County region. Recognition as a branch campus further supports the higher education services delivered to the community by our Fulton faculty and staff."
Attending classes at the Fulton campus, students can complete an associate's degree in business administration, computer information systems, criminal justice/police or corrections, early childhood, or liberal arts/humanities and social sciences.