Cayuga Community College Welcomes Former ITT Students

Cayuga Community College has announced today that they will immediately welcome all former ITT Technical Institute students, who are searching for an alternative educational program following the sudden closure of all ITT campuses nationwide.

A team of dedicated Admissions Representatives, Faculty Advisors, Student Success Advocates, Career Counselors and Financial Aid staff are now available to help students maximize transfer of credits, assist with the process for evaluating credit by experience, answer any financial questions, and find the most comparable path to degree completion, both on the Auburn and Fulton campuses, as well as online.

“Cayuga Community College stands ready to help these students, whether they were just starting or finishing up a degree,” said President Brian M. Durant. “I think Cayuga will be a great option for them based on our program options, small classes, great professors, and overall affordability. Our message to them is that we want them to continue their education and we want them to be a part of Cayuga Community College.”

Though the fall semester has begun, many online and late-start courses are still available. ITT students may best benefit from Cayuga’s School of Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math offerings, where students pursue degrees and certificates in Computer Hardware and Software Design, Information Technology, Electrical Technology, GIS, Mechanical Technology, and Plastics Technology to name just a few. A full range of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses and programs are also available.

Other plans that are being considered include waiving placement testing if a student has successfully completed a college-level Math or English class, and earning credit for life experience, to maximize credits towards a degree.

“Cayuga Community College, with our open admissions policy and combination of work-force training and academic study may be the obvious choice for these students. And we’re here to help them navigate their next steps,” said Durant.


Founded in 1953, Cayuga Community College is one of 64 accredited institutions that make up the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Cayuga offers open access and an affordable gateway to higher education, with courses and degree programs offered at campuses in Auburn and Fulton, NY and online. Cayuga Community College provides a strong liberal arts foundation for further study and career preparation. The College also addresses identified community needs through targeted training and personal enrichment programs. By sustaining academic excellence within a supportive learning environment, the College, a careful steward of human and fiscal resources, serves as a valuable asset to the development of our local, regional, and global communities.