Who We Are

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As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, we offer educational, cultural and recreational programs and experiences to a 3,500 square mile service area with 90,000 inhabitants. Each year, students enroll at our three locations in Saranac Lake, Malone, and Ticonderoga from every region of New York, New England, and countries around the world. We are proud to offer a progressive and individualized education to suit degrees, certifications and foundational credits along with and individual experience. Living and learning here provides our students with the benefit of attending one of State University of New York's most unique colleges.

Mission Statement

North Country Community College ensures open access to high quality postsecondary education and contributes significantly to the development of our communities by preparing an educated citizenry and skilled workforce. We offer transfer and career programs customized to serve specific individual, community, business and economic development needs.


DID YOU KNOW? North Country was the official college of the 1980 Olympics. NCCC was ranked 22nd overall and 1st for New York State in Washington Monthly’s 2010 list of America’s 50 Best Community Colleges.