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Coordinates: 43°00′57″N 78°08′26″W / 43.015854°N 78.140433°W / 43.015854; -78.140433

Genesee Community College
Established 1966
Type Public
Endowment $1.9 million[1]
President Stuart Steiner
Faculty 611 [2]
Students 6,472[1]
Location Batavia, NY, USA
Campus Small-town
Mascot Cougars

Genesee Community College (GCC) is a public community college with its main campus in Town of Batavia, New York, USA (near the City of Batavia ). It has branch campuses in Albion, Medina, Warsaw, Dansville, Arcade, Lima, and previously Lakeville, New York. Thus, the college covers areas outside of Genesee County. This two-year college also offers housing facilities to out-of-area students, although the school is attended primarily by commuters.



Genesee Community College was originally founded in 1966 as part of the State University of New York system.[3] On September 27th, 1967, Genesee Community College officially opened classes to full and part-time students.[4] In January of 1972, Genesee Community College relocated to its current permanent address on One College Road in the town of Batavia.[4]. In 1991, GCC would see expansion with the addition of the Stuart Steiner Theatre, which houses a theater and stage, as well as expanded classrooms for the various arts programs.[4]. In 2000, the Conable Technology Building was added to the main campus facilities, a two-story 42,000 square foot annex that is the center for most of GCC's technological programs and apparatus.[4] In January of 2006, GCC expanded again, adding the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union, a central location for student affairs and organizations.[4] In February 2009, the plans for another campus center in Lima was announced, which will replace the Lakeville satellite campus [5] and in June 2009, construction of the campus was announced. The 9,000 square foot campus will feature two modern computer labs and a state-of-the-art science lab, five to seven classrooms, a lobby and reception area, as well as faculty, staff, advisor, and administrative offices. [6]

Enrollment and Statistics

As of fall 2008, Genesee Community College's enrollment consisted of 3,124 full-time students and 3,548 part-time students, with 108 international students from more than 19 countries. There are currently over 18,000 alumni.[2]

Academic Programs

Genesee Community College currently offers over 50 academic programs of either two-year associate's degree programs or one-year certificate programs.[7] Many students of the associate's degree programs eventually transfer to four-year schools to complete their degree.


Genesee Community College currently has ten intercollegiate mens' and womens' teams in basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball.[2]. Collectively, they are known as the Cougars, and their colors are blue and gold.


GCC also has a radio station called The Music. It can be heard on 90.7FM, and also at It broadcasts to an approximately 25 mile radius of the school.

In 2001, a SUNY student poll rated Genesee the 7th most attractive campus in the SUNY system.

For prospective students, there is an online tour available, with photos of nearly every part of the building.


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