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IPEDS ID: 153162
OPE ID: 00185600
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Cornell College
600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314-1098
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 52314
General information:  (319) 895-4000
Website:  www.cornellcollege.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,125 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
11%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty9362
Instructional9362
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$31,050$32,920$34,705$36,4305.0%
Books and supplies$810$810$810$8100.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,660$7,730$7,730$8,50010.0%
Other$3,300$2,575$2,890$3,1659.5%
Off Campus
Room and board--$7,730$8,50010.0%
Other--$2,890$3,1659.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$1,610$1,020-36.6%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$42,820$44,035$46,135$48,9056.0%
Off Campus$31,860$33,730$46,135$48,9056.0%
Off Campus with Family$31,860$33,730$37,125$38,2603.1%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Cornell College offers a tuition payment plan that spreads payments across 10 months.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid129196%————
Grant or scholarship aid29196%$7,204,813$24,759
Federal grants11638%$523,886$4,516
Pell grants11137%$457,435$4,121
Other federal grants11337%$66,451$588
State/local government grant or scholarships289%$104,680$3,739
Institutional grants or scholarships29196%$6,576,247$22,599
Student loan aid21371%$1,372,778$6,445
Federal student loans21371%$1,237,433$5,810
Other student loans176%$135,345$7,961
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,12896%$26,519,091$23,510
Pell grants40734%$1,624,151$3,991
Federal student loans86573%$6,099,602$7,052
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$20,702$20,486$21,376
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,796$13,150$11,267
$30,001 – $48,000$12,037$13,947$14,531
$48,001 – $75,000$14,056$14,270$16,399
$75,001 – $110,000$19,816$21,009$22,064
$110,001 and more$23,347$26,901$29,218
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,125
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment45
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 15%
Out-of-state: 79%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,2049951,209
Percent admitted64%64%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%18%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT8332%
ACT21683%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520670
SAT Math510650
SAT Writing510630
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2330
ACT Math2228
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 85 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 68%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 65%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 64%
6-year: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 62%
Female: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 63%
Black or African American: 75%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%
Non-resident alien: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0
Latin American Studies0
Women's Studies3
Category total3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology27
Biology/Biological Sciences, General16
Category total43
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce0
Category total0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science7
Category total7
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching14
Latin Teacher Education0
Music Teacher Education0
Secondary Education and Teaching0
Category total14
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General16
Category total16
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
French Language and Literature0
German Language and Literature0
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature4
Category total7
History
History, General12
Category total12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0
Category total4
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8
Category total8
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology0
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other9
Category total9
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies9
Category total9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science18
Category total18
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6
Religion/Religious Studies3
Category total9
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6
Geology/Earth Science, General6
Physics, General2
Category total14
Psychology
Psychology, General29
Category total29
Social Sciences
Archeology0
Cultural Anthropology0
Economics, General22
International Relations and Affairs6
Political Science and Government, General13
Sociology3
Category total44
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6
Art/Art Studies, General17
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6
Music Performance, General0
Music, General0
Category total29
Grand total275
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7164
Baseball33
Basketball1914
Football73
Soccer2421
Softball21
Tennis1110
Volleyball18
Wrestling30
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1913 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1526
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations926
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible343
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault012
Burglary025
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible343
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary002
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate4.0%4.1%3.7%
Number in default11119
Number in repayment272268238
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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