Ithaca College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,884
2.65% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$34,791
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.12%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
70.5%
14,152 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
6,516
97% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
76%
1,234 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 Radio & Television (128 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (117 degrees), and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (112 degrees).

In 2017, 1,799 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ithaca College. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,251 degrees), 6.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (199 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $42,884, which is $22,151 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $42,884, which is $22,151 more 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 $34,791.

In 2017, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,884
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ithaca College was $42,884. The cost of tuition at Ithaca College is $22,151 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$34,791
2017 Value
0.736%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ithaca College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,791. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ithaca College grew by 0.736%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,990
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ithaca College was of $14,990 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.15% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 21.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Ithaca College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2016, when 90% 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.
2.12%
2016 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ithaca College was 2.12%, which represents 31 out of the 1459 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 14,152 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.59% annual decline. Out of those 14,152 applicants, 9,980 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,516 students enrolled at Ithaca College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ithaca College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
9,980
Accepted Out of 14,152

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ithaca College was 70.5% (9,980 admissions from 14,152 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.59%, while admissions declined by -0.736%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ithaca College has a total enrollment of 6,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 6,322 students and the part-time enrollment is 194. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.9% White, 8.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Black or African American, 4.01% Asian, 3.21% Two or More Races, 0.0767% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.046% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ithaca College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.7%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (21%) and Asian Female (3.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 6,322 and the part-time enrollment is 194. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Ithaca College was 83%. 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
    4,749
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    527
  3. Black or African American
    374

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College is 72.9% White, 8.09% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Black or African American, 4.01% Asian, 3.21% Two or More Races, 0.0767% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.046% 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, 275 students (4.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 455 more women than men received degrees from Ithaca College. The majority of degree recipients at Ithaca College are white (1,251 degrees awarded). There were 6.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (199 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ithaca College is Radio & Television (128 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (117 degrees) and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (112 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 (374 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (34 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 Ithaca College are Elementary & middle school teachers (337,651 people), Other managers (257,870 people), Postsecondary teachers (166,309 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (124,092 people), and Customer service representatives (113,665 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (374 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), English (58 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (374 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), English (58 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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 (605,543 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (388,651 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (195,122 people), Computer Systems Design (195,113 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (146,227 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (374 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (259 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (34 degrees), English (58 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 117 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 112 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ithaca College was Radio & Television with 128 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 672
  2. 1,127

In 2017, 672 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College, which is 0.596 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,127).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.49 times more than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 122 degrees were awarded to women at Ithaca College in Physical Therapy, which is 2.54 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 69% of students graduating from Ithaca College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ithaca College is Female and Black or African American (82.5% 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, 12.1% of graduates (149 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,251 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    199 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ithaca College is white (1,251 degrees awarded). There were 6.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (199 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (199 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    777 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    474 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ithaca College is white female (777 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (474 degrees).

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Operations

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at nearly $301M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $35M (11.6%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Ithaca College had a total salary expenditure of $226M. Ithaca College employs 193 Assistant professors, 184 Associate professors, and 106 Professors. Most academics at Ithaca College are Female Assistant professors (103), Male Associate professors(99), and Male Assistant professors (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College are: Service, with 190 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 148 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 133 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$301M
2017 Endowment
11.5%
growth from 2016

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at about $301M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ithaca College grew 11.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $268M 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. $2.26M - Federal
  2. $615k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ithaca College received $2.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $615k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$98.4M
2017 Salaries
2.6%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Ithaca College paid a median of $98.4M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($226M) and a 2.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.37% decline from 2015 and a 0.549% 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

$41.9M
Instructional Salaries
521
Number of Employees

In 2017, Ithaca College paid a total of $41.9M to 521 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
193 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
190 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ithaca College were Assistant professor with 193 employees; Associate professor with 184 employees; and Associate professor with 106 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College were Service with 190 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 148 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 133 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ithaca College was Female Assistant professor with 103 employees, Male Associate professor with 99 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 90 employees.

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

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