Ithaca College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,610
2.95% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$35,904
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
75.7%
12,906 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,354
95.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
77.5%
1,207 Graduates

About

Ithaca College is a higher education institution located in Tompkins County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ithaca College were General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees awarded), Radio & Television (100 degrees), and Physical Therapy (93 degrees).

In 2020, 1,663 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ithaca College. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,242 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $46,610, which is $24,080 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $46,610, which is $24,080 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,904.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,610
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Ithaca College was $46,610. The cost of tuition at Ithaca College is $24,080 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$35,904
2020 Value
2.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Ithaca College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,904. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Ithaca College grew by 2.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,570
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ithaca College was of $15,570 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0514% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Ithaca College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2019, when 93% 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.
2.1%
2018 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Ithaca College was 2.1%, which represents 30 out of the 1429 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

Ithaca College received 12,906 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.06% annual decline. Out of those 12,906 applicants, 9,767 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,354 students enrolled at Ithaca College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ithaca College has an overall enrollment yield of 10.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,767
Accepted Out of 12,906

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ithaca College was 75.7% (9,767 admissions from 12,906 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.06%, while admissions declined by −5.41%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Ithaca College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ithaca College has a total enrollment of 5,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 5,124 students and the part-time enrollment is 230. This means that 95.7% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 4.02% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0374% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ithaca College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.9%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 5,124 and the part-time enrollment is 230. This means that 95.7% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 Ithaca College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Ithaca College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,867
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    539
  3. Black or African American
    319

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College is 72.2% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.96% Black or African American, 4.02% Asian, 3.53% Two or More Races, 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0374% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 120 students (2.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 335 more women than men received degrees from Ithaca College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ithaca College is white (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ithaca College is General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees awarded), followed by Radio & Television (100 degrees) and Physical Therapy (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ithaca College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (270 degrees), and English (58 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Physicians (404,517 people), Other managers (342,933 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (261,630 people), Postsecondary teachers (253,735 people), and Secondary school teachers (186,585 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (270 degrees), English (58 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), and Biology (89 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Surgeons, Actuaries, Dentists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (270 degrees), English (58 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), and Biology (89 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 Ithaca College are Elementary & secondary schools (653,777 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (627,833 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (531,592 people), Computer Systems Design (250,399 people), and Offices of physicians (230,494 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (270 degrees), English (58 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), and Biology (89 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 Ithaca College.
Most Common
  1. 125 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 100 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 93 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ithaca College was General Business Administration & Management with 125 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

664
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
999
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 664 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College, which is 0.665 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (999).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.1 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 127 degrees were awarded to women at Ithaca College in Physical Therapy, which is 2.4 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 72% of students graduating from Ithaca College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (88.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ithaca College is Male and Two or More Races (88.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.82% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,242 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    107 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ithaca College is white (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

4.87% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    738 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    504 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ithaca College is white female (738 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (504 degrees).

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Operations

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at nearly $337M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.88M (1.15%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Ithaca College had a total salary expenditure of $231M. Ithaca College employs 186 Assistant professors, 172 Associate professors, and 124 Professors. Most academics at Ithaca College are Female Assistant professors (102), Male Associate professors(91), and Male Assistant professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College are: Service, with 147 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 104 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$337M
2020 Endowment
0.987%
growth from 2019

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at about $337M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Ithaca College grew 0.987% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $298M 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. $4.86M - Federal
  2. $612k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Ithaca College received $4.86M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $612k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$118M
2020 Salaries
4.35%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Ithaca College paid a median of $118M in salaries, which represents 51% of their overall expenditure ($231M) and a 4.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.18% growth from 2018 and a 9.31% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.5M
Instructional Salaries
509
Number of Employees

In 2020, Ithaca College paid a total of $42.5M to 509 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
186 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
147 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ithaca College were Assistant professor with 186 employees; Associate professor with 172 employees; and Associate professor with 124 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College were Service with 147 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 104 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ithaca College was Female Assistant professor with 102 employees, Male Associate professor with 91 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 84 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Ithaca College.

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