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IPEDS ID: 196149
OPE ID: 00284300
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SUNY College at Cortland
Miller Administration Building, Graham Avenue, Cortland, New York 13045-0900
General information:  (607) 753-2011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,110 (6,400 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty295289
Research and public service02
Total graduate assistants-37
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
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,550$11,210$11,430$11,7903.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other---$2,917 -
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,065$21,206$21,840$22,6343.6%
Off Campus with Family$7,215$7,574$7,942$11,24441.6%
On Campus$28,475$30,256$31,090$32,0843.2%
Off Campus with Family$15,625$16,624$17,192$20,69420.4%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,870
In-state fees$1,457
Out-of-state tuition$18,350
Out-of-state fees$1,457
  • All students are required to live on campus, UNLESS they live with family.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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 aid11,01984%————
Grant or scholarship aid68457%$3,936,419$5,755
Federal grants37931%$1,655,960$4,369
Pell grants31326%$1,348,042$4,307
Other federal grants16414%$307,918$1,878
State/local government grant or scholarships53444%$1,521,849$2,850
Institutional grants or scholarships66155%$758,610$1,148
Student loan aid88673%$6,359,784$7,178
Federal student loans88673%$4,971,577$5,611
Other student loans13211%$1,388,207$10,517
  • 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 aid13,60057%$18,618,496$5,172
Pell grants1,70527%$6,899,398$4,047
Federal student loans4,35369%$28,601,558$6,571
  • 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 paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,795$15,702$16,029
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,176$10,292$10,428
$30,001 – $48,000$12,308$12,984$13,901
$48,001 – $75,000$16,353$18,052$18,424
$75,001 – $110,000$18,580$19,912$20,619
$110,001 and more$19,323$20,526$21,339
  • 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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 enrollment7,110
Undergraduate enrollment6,400
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment654
Graduate enrollment710
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants11,5185,1586,360
Percent admitted47%42%51%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%22%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
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
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading480550
SAT Math500580
ACT Composite2125
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, 65 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: 70%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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:
4-year: 46%
6-year: 67%
8-year: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 66%
Female: 72%
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: 89%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 60%
White: 70%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 79%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1--
Category total1--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General43--
Biomedical Sciences, General2--
Conservation Biology2--
Category total48--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-24-
Business/Managerial Economics95--
Category total9524-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia14--
Organizational Communication, General0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric81--
Category total95--
Biology Teacher Education27-
Chemistry Teacher Education12-
Curriculum and Instruction-24-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching14--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-27-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments8--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--25
Elementary Education and Teaching2038-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education284-
French Language Teacher Education0--
Health Teacher Education2358-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0--
Mathematics Teacher Education438-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching17758-
Physics Teacher Education11-
Reading Teacher Education-89-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education22-
Social Studies Teacher Education254-
Spanish Language Teacher Education5--
Special Education and Teaching, General27--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration--3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-3-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor713-
Category total56630828
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General228-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other11--
Category total338-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature13--
Category total13--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer19--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist45--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine507-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other00-
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician3--
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy16--
Category total1337-
History, General445-
Category total445-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies19--
Category total19--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General19--
Category total19--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other4--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science9913-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General11--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1410-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management10219-
Category total23042-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4--
Geology/Earth Science, General8--
Physics, General3--
Category total15--
Psychology, General67--
Category total67--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy4--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0--
Category total4--
Social Sciences
Economics, General3--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7--
International Relations and Affairs11--
Political Science and Government, General29--
Category total135--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General8--
Commercial and Advertising Art17--
Fine/Studio Arts, General2--
Music, Other3--
Category total30--
Grand total1,55139428
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Field Hockey25
Ice Hockey2922
Swimming and Diving2631
Track and Field, Indoor5964
Track and Field, Outdoor5361
Track and Field, X-Country2441
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1949 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs2/1/2013 -  Pre-Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations113926
Liquor law violations53618
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations32617
Liquor law violations4249
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible332
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft100
  • One fire was bulletin board that was intentionally set on fire. The other was a burned counter top. Both were investigated and properly classified as arson.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.5%3.4%
Number in default8262
Number in repayment1,8101,777
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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