SUNY Cortland

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,012
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.58%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
46%
12,942 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,834
93.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
71.4%
864 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 Sport & Fitness Management (134 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (129 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (128 degrees).

In 2019, 1,780 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Cortland. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,372 degrees), 7.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $7,070, which is $-14,956 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $7,070, which is $-14,956 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,012.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland is $-14,956 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$17,012
2019 Value
3.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 SUNY Cortland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,012. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of SUNY Cortland grew by 3.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,886
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Cortland was of $12,886 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.593% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at SUNY Cortland received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.84% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
4.58%
2017 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Cortland was 4.58%, which represents 87 out of the 1901 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 12,942 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.61% annual decline. Out of those 12,942 applicants, 5,959 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46% acceptance rate.

There were 6,834 students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in 2019, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY Cortland has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,959
Accepted Out of 12,942

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Cortland was 46% (5,959 admissions from 12,942 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 44.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.61%, while admissions grew by 1.33%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
898
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Cortland in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Cortland has a total enrollment of 6,834 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,379 students and the part-time enrollment is 455. This means that 93.3% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.3% White, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.07% Black or African American, 2.17% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0439% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.6%), followed by White Male (27.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,834 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,379 and the part-time enrollment is 455. This means that 93.3% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 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 (74%), 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
    5,008
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    861
  3. Black or African American
    415

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland is 73.3% White, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.07% Black or African American, 2.17% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0439% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 254 students (3.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 260 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Cortland. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Cortland is white (1,372 degrees awarded). There were 7.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Cortland is Sport & Fitness Management (134 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (129 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (128 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 (376 degrees awarded), History (52 degrees), and Education (486 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 (1,546,172 people), Secondary school teachers (550,168 people), Education administrators (308,727 people), Other managers (249,442 people), and Special education teachers (215,851 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (376 degrees awarded), History (52 degrees), Education (486 degrees), Communications (121 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 SUNY Cortland are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (376 degrees awarded), History (52 degrees), Education (486 degrees), Communications (121 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 (2,929,980 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,802 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (205,838 people), Computer Systems Design (169,228 people), and Legal services (150,598 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (376 degrees awarded), History (52 degrees), Education (486 degrees), Communications (121 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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. 134 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 129 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 128 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Cortland was Sport & Fitness Management with 134 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

760
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,020
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 760 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,020).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 138 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 4.06 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 135 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 19.3 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 54% of students graduating from SUNY Cortland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Cortland is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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 (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,372 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    187 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Cortland is white (1,372 degrees awarded). There were 7.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (187 degrees).

3.15% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    788 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    584 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    109 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY Cortland is white female (788 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (584 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at nearly $42.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.2M (2.85%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, SUNY Cortland had a total salary expenditure of $176M. SUNY Cortland employs 95 Associate professors, 89 Assistant professors, and 74 Professors. Most academics at SUNY Cortland are Female Associate professors (56), Male Assistant professors(46), and Female Assistant professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland are: Service, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 135 employees, and Management with 102 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.2M
2019 Endowment
6.64%
growth from 2018

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at about $42.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Cortland grew 6.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.68M 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. $2.02M - Federal
  2. $661k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, SUNY Cortland received $2.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $661k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.6M
2019 Salaries
3.66%
growth from 2018

In 2019, SUNY Cortland paid a median of $63.6M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($176M) and a 3.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.31% growth from 2017 and a 1.8% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.2M
Instructional Salaries
326
Number of Employees

In 2019, SUNY Cortland paid a total of $22.2M to 326 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
161 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Associate professor with 95 employees; Assistant professor with 89 employees; and Assistant professor with 74 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Service with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 135 employees; and Management with 102 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland was Female Associate professor with 56 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 43 employees.

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

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