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About us

Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) was founded in 1946 as New York State’s first community college. A unit of the 64-campus State University of New York, we offer two-year degree programs in more than 90 majors on campuses in Utica, Rome, online, and at sites throughout the community. Shorter-length certificate programs are also offered. Our mission is to promote student success and community involvement through a commitment to excellence and a spirit of service, providing opportunities for affordable education with support services for all students.

MVCC is an open-admissions institution. Many programs, however, have prerequisite requirements. MVCC also offers students the latest technologies, tutoring, advisement, job placement, and transfer services. Many programs are enhanced by agreements with four-year colleges, so all or most credits transfer. All students must also fulfill the Diversity/Global View requirement for graduation, which is fundamental to MVCC’s commitment to raising students' awareness of their increasingly diverse, globalized environment.

Campus Life

There are many ways to get involved in the MVCC community, with more than 50 student-run clubs and organizations tailored to a variety of academic subject areas and interests. MVCC’s Cultural Series brings a variety of entertainment, including musicians, comedians, magicians, movies, and dancers, to its state-of-the-art theaters and venues in Utica and Rome. MVCC also offers one of the most extensive, diverse, and successful two-year college intercollegiate athletic programs in the country. Sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, hockey, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. And the Hawks are winners, with 19 national team championships!

The Utica Campus has residence halls for more than 500 students. The Academic Building houses classrooms, computer labs, fine arts studios, and labs for nursing, respiratory care and physics. Payne Hall houses a library, Student Service Center and faculty and administrative offices. The Alumni College Center serves as the hub of Student Activities and contains rec rooms, dining halls, bookstore, and the Health Center. The Robert R. Jorgensen Athletics/Events Center houses a main gymnasium, field house with athletic courts and fitness center, and swimming pool. The Rome Campus Academic Building includes classrooms, labs, bookstore, instructional kitchen, and restaurant-style dining room. The Plumley Science and Technology Complex houses a library, learning center, classrooms, student services offices, and an auditorium. MVCC also operates an Aviation Training Center at Griffiss Park in Rome.

Financial Aid / Tuition

MVCC’s Financial Aid Office is available to assist students and families through the financial aid process. Computers are available to enable students to access all federal and state services online. Scholarship information is also available through the MVCC Foundation.