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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
General information:  (319) 895-4000
Website:  www.cornellcollege.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,073 (1,058 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
16.00%
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty7724
Instructional7724
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 year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$43,976$45,914$47,726$49,1583.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,760$10,150$10,556$10,8723.0%
Other$3,375$3,253$3,253$3,5067.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,760$10,150$10,556$10,8723.0%
Other$3,375$3,253$3,253$3,5067.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,975$3,253$2,853$3,50622.9%
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$58,311$60,517$62,735$64,7363.2%
Off Campus$58,311$60,517$62,735$64,7363.2%
Off Campus with Family$48,151$50,367$51,779$53,8644.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
Tuition$14,850
Fees$200
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Participates in a Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid1366100%————
Grant or scholarship aid366100%$13,933,299$38,069
Federal grants366100%$1,110,197$3,033
Pell grants11632%$610,721$5,265
Other federal grants366100%$499,476$1,365
State/local government grant or scholarships6117%$414,066$6,788
Institutional grants or scholarships366100%$12,409,036$33,904
Student loan aid24767%$2,032,774$8,230
Federal student loans24467%$1,437,920$5,893
Other student loans10328%$594,854$5,775
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid11,03499%$36,678,224$35,472
Pell grants29728%$1,508,333$5,079
Federal student loans66063%$4,503,444$6,823
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid1(*)25%(*)(*)
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • (*) Average amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of individuals.

  • 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.
2019-20202020-20212021-2022
Average net price$25,028$22,667$25,686
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$16,806$17,340$17,716
$30,001 – $48,000$17,628$16,660$18,472
$48,001 – $75,000$21,797$17,834$20,347
$75,001 – $110,000$24,390$23,497$26,019
$110,001 and more$27,002$26,392$30,312
  • 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 awarded 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 2022
Total enrollment1,073
Undergraduate enrollment1,058
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment28
Graduate enrollment15
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
U.S. Nonresident: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 30%
Out-of-state: 67%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 0%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 100%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 53%
Part-time: 47%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 0%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 47%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 53%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,0571,5121,545
Percent admitted79%76%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%16%12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT3310%
ACT8426%
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
NOTES:
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600630690
SAT Math570630690
ACT Composite232630
ACT English212631
ACT Math212528
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
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: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 63%
Transfer-out rate: 27%
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 2014]
4-year: 67%
6-year: 67%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2016]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
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: 59%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 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: 50%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 43%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
U.S. Nonresident: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • 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 Studies2-
Category total2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6-
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology0-
Category total23-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science0-
Business/Managerial Economics5-
Finance, General7-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General1-
Management Science5-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other4-
Category total22-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science16-
Category total16-
Education
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Elementary Education and Teaching6-
Music Teacher Education1-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Category total7-
Engineering
Engineering Science0-
Engineering, General17-
Category total17-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing80
General Literature1-
Category total90
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1-
French Language and Literature0-
German Language and Literature1-
Russian Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature3-
Category total6-
History
History, General9-
Category total9-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies9-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Category total9-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Statistics, General0-
Mathematics, General0-
Category total0-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology1-
Data Science, General0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2-
Category total3-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0-
Environmental Studies7-
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General0-
Category total7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology17-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General3-
Category total20-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3-
Religion/Religious Studies0-
Category total3-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6-
Geology/Earth Science, General4-
Physics, General3-
Category total13-
Psychology
Applied Psychology6-
Behavioral Neuroscience2-
Psychology, General12-
Category total20-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, Other2-
International Relations and Affairs3-
Political Science and Government, General11-
Sociology and Anthropology5-
Sociology, General0-
Category total21-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Art/Art Studies, General6-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2-
Music History, Literature, and Theory1-
Music Performance, General0-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Music, General0-
Musical Theatre1-
Category total14-
Grand total2210
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 9
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $33,367
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division III with football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined5152
Baseball59
Basketball1718
Football45
Lacrosse1917
Soccer2022
Softball17
Tennis99
Volleyball19
Wrestling40
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (01/01/1913)08/31/2033
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/115807.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape001
d. Fondling203
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary004
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
  • For 2019, line c was changed from 0 to 1 because a new review of prior year's data revealed a case of rape in a residence hall that had not previously been counted and should have been included in our data. For 2019, line i was changed from 0 to 3 because a new review of prior year's data revealed three cases of burglary on property touching campus property that was not previously counted. New staff determined that the offenses were close enough to campus that they should have been included.
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations462
c. Liquor law violations012
  • For 2019, line b was changed from 4 to 7 because a review of prior year's data revealed three public property cases that should have been included in our data. For 2020, line b was changed from 3 to 6 because we reviewed prior year reports and identified some cases that had not been reported. For 2020, line c was changed from 0 to 1 because we reviewed prior year reports and identified a case that had not been reported.
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations331
c. Liquor law violations392222
  • For year 2019, line b was updated from 3 to 5 because a re-evaluation of reports found additional incidents in residence halls that should have been included in original reported data. For year 2019, line c was updated from 39 to 55 because a re-evaluation of reports found additional incidents in residence halls on campus that should have been included in original reported data. For year 2020, line b was updated from 1 to 3 because a re-evaluation of reports found incidents that should have been reported.
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling102
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary004
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
  • For 2019, line c was changed from 0 to 1 because a new review of prior year's data revealed a case of rape in a residence hall that had not previously been counted and should have been included in our data.
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations332
c. Liquor law violations001
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations330
c. Liquor law violations392222
  • For year 2019, line b was updated from 3 to 5 because a re-evaluation of reports found additional incidents in residence halls that should have been included in original reported data. For year 2019, line c was updated from 39 to 55 because a re-evaluation of reports found additional incidents in residence halls on campus that should have been included in original reported data. For year 2020, line b was updated from 1 to 3 because a re-evaluation of reports found incidents that should have been reported.
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%2.7%3.3%
Number in default078
Number in repayment285254238
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)