Cayuga Community College is one of 64 accredited institutions that make up the State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest comprehensive system of public higher education. For the central New York region and for a growing number of distance-learning students around the world, Cayuga provides an affordable gateway to higher education, with courses and degree programs offered at two campuses and online. Committed to being the community college for both Cayuga and Oswego Counties, the College offers transfer and career-oriented curricula on a degree and certificate basis. Popular programs include liberal arts, education, broadcasting, studio art and design, business, nursing, and criminal justice. The geographic information systems program, providing hands-on training in the high-tech field of space-based mapping and imaging, enjoys a special relationship with the NASA-sponsored Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology, located on the Auburn campus.