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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:  6,958 (6,317 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty294298
Research and public service01
Total graduate assistants-38
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,210$11,430$11,790$12,0402.1%
Off Campus
Room and board-$11,430$11,790$12,0402.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,206$21,840$22,634$23,4193.5%
Off Campus$7,574$21,840$22,634$23,4193.5%
Off Campus with Family$7,574$10,810$11,244$11,7794.8%
On Campus$30,256$31,090$32,084$33,0693.1%
Off Campus$16,624$31,090$32,084$33,0693.1%
Off Campus with Family$16,624$20,060$20,694$21,4293.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$10,370
In-state fees$1,549
Out-of-state tuition$20,190
Out-of-state fees$1,549
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid11,12193%————
Grant or scholarship aid73661%$4,361,884$5,926
Federal grants47639%$2,104,371$4,421
Pell grants31526%$1,338,682$4,250
Other federal grants28424%$765,689$2,696
State/local government grant or scholarships51343%$1,338,469$2,609
Institutional grants or scholarships63853%$919,044$1,441
Student loan aid82568%$5,844,899$7,085
Federal student loans81868%$4,753,648$5,811
Other student loans968%$1,091,251$11,367
  • 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 aid13,83160%$21,811,461$5,693
Pell grants1,79528%$7,527,587$4,194
Federal student loans4,25166%$28,331,045$6,665
  • 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$15,702$15,900$16,466
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,292$10,300$10,442
$30,001 – $48,000$12,984$13,773$13,232
$48,001 – $75,000$18,052$18,296$18,535
$75,001 – $110,000$19,912$20,491$20,911
$110,001 and more$20,526$21,211$21,402
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment6,958
Undergraduate enrollment6,317
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment642
Graduate enrollment641
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
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: 95%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants11,2214,9706,251
Percent admitted49%43%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%21%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
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: 81%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 25%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 69%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 61%
Female: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 56%
Asian: 52%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 56%
White: 69%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 69%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Studies0--
American/United States Studies/Civilization--0
Category total0-0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General48--
Biomedical Sciences, General4--
Conservation Biology1--
Category total58--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-14-
Business/Managerial Economics119--
Category total11914-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia19--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric96--
Category total115--
Biology Teacher Education35-
Chemistry Teacher Education20-
Curriculum and Instruction-3-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching14--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-31-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments15--
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--29
Elementary Education and Teaching16517-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education50-
French Language Teacher Education2--
Health Teacher Education946-
Mathematics Teacher Education325-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15242-
Physics Teacher Education41-
Reading Teacher Education-63-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education50-
Social Studies Teacher Education263-
Spanish Language Teacher Education16--
Special Education and Teaching, General36--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration--5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor89-
Category total49422634
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3010-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other9--
Category total3910-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature12--
Category total13--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer20--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist55--
Community Health and Preventive Medicine487-
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy17--
Category total1407-
History, General567-
Category total567-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies30--
Category total30--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General20--
Category total20--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other9--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1328-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General16--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1513-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management9529-
Sports Studies5--
Category total27250-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total4--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7--
Geology/Earth Science, General8--
Physics, General9--
Category total24--
Psychology, General62--
Category total62--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy6--
Category total6--
Social Sciences
Economics, General3--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography5--
International Relations and Affairs17--
Political Science and Government, General39--
Category total158--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General5--
Fine/Studio Arts, General3--
Musical Theatre7--
Category total15--
Grand total1,62531434
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 40
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $11,642
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Field Hockey26
Ice Hockey3025
Swimming and Diving1928
Track and Field, Indoor7160
Track and Field, Outdoor5650
Track and Field, X-Country3537
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 (SLP) - 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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations392610
Liquor law violations36183
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations26174
Liquor law violations2493
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible324
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 1/22/15 -2013 - Line c. changed from 6 to 4 to remove duplicate counting of incidents..
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible324
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 Year201220112010
Default rate2.9%3.6%4.5%
Number in default637382
Number in repayment2,1371,9731,810
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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