One Community, Two Colleges
Plattsburgh enjoys the status of being the only community in New York that is home to two state colleges.
Clinton Community College (CCC) is a member of the State University of New York system; awarding Associates degrees and certificates in a wide array of disciplines. With approximately 2,500 students, Clinton Community College fulfills a crucial role in the community in training young adults, adult learners and many others for technical careers or for advancement toward higher degrees. The College occupies a historic locale in the community, set high atop bluffs overlooking Lake Champlain at the site of a historic resort where the rich and famous and even U.S. Presidents have vacationed. In 2016, Clinton Community College was ranked in the top ten of community colleges in New York State by EDsmart, an online, independent college review journal.
In the Spring of 2016, CCC broke ground on a two-story, 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art training facility for manufacturing jobs. The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is a joint effort between CCC, local manufacturers and Clarkson University.