SUNY Cortland

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,670
3.09% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$17,958
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.57%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
47.9%
11,909 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
6,913
92.5% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
71%
853 Graduates

About

SUNY Cortland is a higher education institution located in Cortland County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY Cortland were Business & Managerial Economics (141 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (140 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (133 degrees).

In 2017, 1,914 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Cortland. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,463 degrees), 8.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $6,670, which is $-14,063 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $6,670, which is $-14,063 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,958.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland was $6,670. The cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland is $-14,063 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,958
2017 Value
3.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 SUNY Cortland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,958. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of SUNY Cortland grew by 3.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,600
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Cortland was of $12,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at SUNY Cortland received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.57%
2016 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Cortland was 3.57%, which represents 68 out of the 1906 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

SUNY Cortland received 11,909 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.51% annual growth. Out of those 11,909 applicants, 5,708 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,913 students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY Cortland has an overall enrollment yield of 22.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
5,708
Accepted Out of 11,909

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Cortland was 47.9% (5,708 admissions from 11,909 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.51%, while admissions grew by 0.617%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
872
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Cortland in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Cortland has a total enrollment of 6,913 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,393 students and the part-time enrollment is 520. This means that 92.5% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 2.27% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.231% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.9%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,913 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,393 and the part-time enrollment is 520. This means that 92.5% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at SUNY Cortland was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY Cortland had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,115
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    831
  3. Black or African American
    412

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland is 74% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 2.27% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.231% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 236 students (3.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 396 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Cortland. The majority of degree recipients at SUNY Cortland are white (1,463 degrees awarded). There were 8.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Cortland is Business & Managerial Economics (141 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (140 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (133 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Cortland, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (393 degrees awarded), Education (552 degrees), and History (43 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,095,709 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (434,614 people), Other managers (399,749 people), Secondary school teachers (364,364 people), and Education administrators (342,724 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (393 degrees awarded), Education (552 degrees), History (43 degrees), Communications (133 degrees), and Social Sciences (154 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (393 degrees awarded), Education (552 degrees), History (43 degrees), Communications (133 degrees), and Social Sciences (154 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Elementary & secondary schools (3,146,707 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (567,267 people), Legal services (361,388 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (304,529 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (264,320 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (393 degrees awarded), Education (552 degrees), History (43 degrees), Communications (133 degrees), and Social Sciences (154 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SUNY Cortland.
Most Common
  1. 141 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 140 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 133 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Cortland was Business & Managerial Economics with 141 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 759
  2. 1,155

In 2017, 759 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland, which is 0.657 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,155).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 129 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 3.23 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 123 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 11.2 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from SUNY Cortland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Cortland is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9.38% of graduates (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,463 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    173 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Cortland is white (1,463 degrees awarded). There were 8.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (173 degrees).

5.9% of degree recipients (113 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    912 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    551 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY Cortland is white female (912 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (551 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at nearly $37.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $319k (0.854%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, SUNY Cortland had a total salary expenditure of $173M. SUNY Cortland employs 98 Associate professors, 86 Assistant professors, and 68 Professors. Most academics at SUNY Cortland are Female Associate professors (58), Male Assistant professors(46), and Male Associate professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland are: Service, with 151 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, and Management with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.4M
2017 Endowment
12.6%
growth from 2016

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at about $37.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Cortland grew 12.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.28M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.45M - Federal
  2. $310k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, SUNY Cortland received $2.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $310k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.8M
2017 Salaries
1.8%
growth from 2016

In 2017, SUNY Cortland paid a median of $58.8M in salaries, which represents 34% of their overall expenditure ($173M) and a 1.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.73% decline from 2015 and a 3.13% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.3M
Instructional Salaries
316
Number of Employees

In 2017, SUNY Cortland paid a total of $20.3M to 316 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
151 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Associate professor with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 86 employees; and Assistant professor with 68 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Service with 151 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; and Management with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland was Female Associate professor with 58 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at SUNY Cortland.

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