Ithaca College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,126
3.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$35,858
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.2%
12,446 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,054
97.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
74.3%
1,210 Graduates

About

Ithaca College is a higher education institution located in Tompkins County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Ithaca College were General Business Administration & Management (123 degrees awarded), Physical Therapy (76 degrees), and Cinematography & Film Production (73 degrees).

In 2022, 1,538 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ithaca College. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,132 degrees), 8.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (140 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $48,126, which is $24,130 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ithaca College is $48,126, which is $24,130 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,858.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Ithaca College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,126
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ithaca College was $48,126. The cost of tuition at Ithaca College is $24,130 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$35,858
2022 Value
1.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Ithaca College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,858. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Ithaca College grew by 1.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,776
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ithaca College was of $15,776 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Ithaca College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.5%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ithaca College was 1.5%, which represents 21 out of the 1396 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ithaca College received 12,446 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.43% annual growth. Out of those 12,446 applicants, 9,359 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,054 students enrolled at Ithaca College in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ithaca College has an overall enrollment yield of 14%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,359
Accepted Out of 12,446

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ithaca College was 75.2% (9,359 admissions from 12,446 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 77.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.43%, while admissions declined by −10.4%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
364
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Ithaca College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ithaca College had a total enrollment of 5,054 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 4,931 students and the part-time enrollment is 123. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.4% White, 9.85% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Black or African American, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.9% Asian, 0.0989% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0791% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ithaca College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.3%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Asian Female (4.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ithaca College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,054 students. The full-time enrollment at Ithaca College is 4,931 and the part-time enrollment is 123. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Ithaca College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2022 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 (73%), Ithaca College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,658 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    498 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    260 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ithaca College is 72.4% White, 9.85% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Black or African American, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.9% Asian, 0.0989% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0791% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 86 students (1.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 304 more women than men received degrees from Ithaca College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ithaca College is white (1,132 degrees awarded). There were 8.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (140 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ithaca College is General Business Administration & Management (123 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Therapy (76 degrees) and Cinematography & Film Production (73 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Visual & Performing Arts (256 degrees awarded), English (53 degrees), and Biology (93 degrees).

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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (515,261 people), Other managers (469,236 people), Physicians (438,344 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (378,575 people), and Postsecondary teachers (341,952 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (256 degrees awarded), English (53 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), History (16 degrees), and Social Sciences (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Ithaca College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Visual & Performing Arts (256 degrees awarded), English (53 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), History (16 degrees), and Social Sciences (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (900,484 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (766,291 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (637,007 people), Legal services (417,969 people), and Computer Systems Design (359,028 people).

The most specialized majors at Ithaca College are Visual & Performing Arts (256 degrees awarded), English (53 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), History (16 degrees), and Social Sciences (69 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 123 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ithaca College was General Business Administration & Management with 123 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

617
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
921
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 617 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College, which is 0.67 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.76 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Ithaca College in Physical Therapy, which is 3.22 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 73% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ithaca College is Female and White (79.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.06% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,132 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    140 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ithaca College is white (1,132 degrees awarded). There were 8.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (140 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    674 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    458 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ithaca College is white female (674 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (458 degrees).

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Operations

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at nearly $357M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Ithaca College had a total salary expenditure of 195M. Ithaca College employs 147 Associate professors, 131 Assistant professors and 104 Professors. Most academics at Ithaca College are Female Associate professor (76), Female Assistant professor (72), and Male Associate professor (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College are: Service, with 183 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 106 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

Endowment

$357M
2022 Endowment
16.1%
decline from 2021

Ithaca College has an endowment valued at about $357M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ithaca College declined 16.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $310M 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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Salary Expenditure

$95.8M
2022 Salaries
0.446%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Ithaca College paid a median of $95.8M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($195M) and a 0.446% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.7M
Instructional Salaries
400
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ithaca College paid a total of $33.7M to 400 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
147 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
183 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ithaca College were Associate professor with 147 employees, Assistant professor with 131 employees, and Professor with 104 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ithaca College were Service with 183 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ithaca College was Female Associate professor with 76 employees, Female Assistant professor with 72 employees, and Male Associate professor with 71 employees.

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