Ithaca College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,776

2.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$35,049

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.54%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.9%

14,380 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,678

97.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.5%

1,203 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 (128 degrees awarded), Radio & Television (111 degrees), and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (94 degrees).

In 2016, 1,716 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ithaca College. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,221 degrees), 6.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (190 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $41,776, which is $21,616 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $41,776, which is $21,616 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,049.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,776

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Ithaca College was $41,776. The cost of tuition at Ithaca College is $21,616 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$35,049

2016 Value

0.447%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Ithaca College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,049. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Ithaca College grew by 0.447%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,674

Room and Board

$1,537

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ithaca College was of $14,674 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,537. The cost of room and board increased by 2.39% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Ithaca College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2015, when 88% 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.

2.54%

2015 Default Rate

39

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Ithaca College was 2.54%, which represents 39 out of the 1533 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 14,380 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.9% annual decline. Out of those 14,380 applicants, 10,054 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,678 students enrolled at Ithaca College in 2016, 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

69.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,054

Accepted Out of 14,380

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ithaca College was 69.9% (10,054 admissions from 14,380 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -129%, while admissions declined by -9.19%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ithaca College has a total enrollment of 6,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 6,494 students and the part-time enrollment is 184. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 3.8% Asian, 2.96% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ithaca College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.6%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 6,494 and the part-time enrollment is 184. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 85%. 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

    4,786

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    515

  3. Black or African American

    382

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College is 71.7% White, 7.71% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 3.8% Asian, 2.96% Two or More Races, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 401 students (6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 262 more women than men received degrees from Ithaca College. The majority of degree recipients at Ithaca College are white (1,221 degrees awarded). There were 6.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (190 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ithaca College is General Business Administration & Management (128 degrees awarded), followed by Radio & Television (111 degrees) and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (94 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 (342 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (268 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (35 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 (307,071 people), Miscellaneous managers (293,619 people), Designers (216,615 people), Postsecondary teachers (154,575 people), and Marketing & sales managers (143,237 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (342 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (268 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), English (59 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (55 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (342 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (268 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), English (59 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (55 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 (562,376 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,768 people), Hospitals (194,485 people), Computer Systems Design (173,449 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (139,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Communications (342 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (268 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (35 degrees), English (59 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (55 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ithaca College was General Business Administration & Management with 128 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 727

  2. 989

In 2016, 727 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College, which is 0.735 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (989).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 121 degrees were awarded to women at Ithaca College in Physical Therapy, which is 2.33 times more than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

78%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 71% of students graduating from Ithaca College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (81.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ithaca College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (81.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 13% of graduates (156 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,221 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    190 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ithaca College is white (1,221 degrees awarded). There were 6.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (190 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (190 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    710 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    511 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ithaca College is white female (710 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (511 degrees).

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Operations

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at nearly $289M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.7M (4.75%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Ithaca College had a total expenditure of $226M. Of that $226M, they spent $100M on salaries and $226M on benefits.

Ithaca College employs 206 Assistant professors, 178 Associate professors, and 102 Professors. Most academics at Ithaca College are Female Assistant professors (105), Male Assistant professors(101), and Male Associate professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College are: Service, with 176 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 144 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 127 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$289M

2015 Endowment

7.85%

growth from 2014

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at about $289M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Ithaca College grew 7.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $260M 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. $1.94M - Federal

  2. $349k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Ithaca College received $1.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $349k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$100M

Salary Expenditure

$226M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Ithaca College had a total expenditure of $226M. Of that $226M, they spent $100M on salaries and $226M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Ithaca College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$100M

2015 Salaries

0.549%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Ithaca College paid a median of $100M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($226M) and a 0.549% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.98% growth from 2013 and a 4.73% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40M

Instructional Salaries

513

Number of Employees

In 2015, Ithaca College paid a total of $40M to 513 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

206 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

176 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ithaca College were Assistant professor with 206 employees; Associate professor with 178 employees; and Associate professor with 102 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College were Service with 176 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 144 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 127 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ithaca College was Female Assistant professor with 105 employees, Male Assistant professor with 101 employees, and Male Associate professor with 96 employees.

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

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