North Country Community College, also known as North Country College of Essex & Franklin is a two-year college of the State University of New York located in Upstate New York. Founded in 1967, the main campus is in Saranac Lake, New York, and serves Franklin and Essex Counties; enrollment is approximately 2300 students. It employs 143 permanent and 300 adjunct faculty. North Country is the only public college located within the Adirondack Park. The College, located in New York's North Country Region, has new campuses in Malone and Ticonderoga. In August 2010, North Country Community College was ranked Best Community College in New York and 22nd among the Best Community Colleges in the United States by Washington Monthly. The college has also been ranked one of the Top 50 fastest growing community colleges in the United States in Community College Week magazine, 101 Best for Vets Colleges in the United States by Military Times and a Top 15% Military Friendly Colleges in the U.S., by G.I. Jobs.com.
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