SUNY Cortland

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2022 Average Net Price
$18,304
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.43%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
59.8%
11,711 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,690
91.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.7%
850 Graduates

About

SUNY Cortland is a higher education institution located in Cortland County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at SUNY Cortland were Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (165 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (133 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (114 degrees).

In 2022, 1,744 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Cortland. 60.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,335 degrees), 6.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (193 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $7,070, which is $−16,926 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $7,070, which is $−16,926 less 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 $18,304.

In 2022, 68% of undergraduate students attending SUNY Cortland received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland is $−16,926 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,304
2022 Value
3.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 SUNY Cortland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,304. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of SUNY Cortland grew by 3.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,230
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Cortland was of $13,230 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.992% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at SUNY Cortland received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.25% with respect to 2021, when 64% 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.
1.43%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Cortland was 1.43%, which represents 27 out of the 1884 total borrowers.

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Admissions

SUNY Cortland received 11,711 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.55% annual growth. Out of those 11,711 applicants, 7,001 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.8% acceptance rate.

There were 6,690 students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in 2022. 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY Cortland has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,001
Accepted Out of 11,711

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Cortland was 59.8% (7,001 admissions from 11,711 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 60.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.55%, while admissions grew by 1.33%..

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage (2021)
143
Scores Submitted (2021)

12% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Cortland in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Cortland had a total enrollment of 6,690 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,095 students and the part-time enrollment is 595. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Black or African American, 2.33% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0448% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (33.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (65.7%), followed by White Male (20.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Cortland in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,690 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,095 and the part-time enrollment is 595. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 SUNY Cortland was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), SUNY Cortland had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,103 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    801 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    300 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland is 76.3% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 4.48% Black or African American, 2.33% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0448% 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 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, 189 students (2.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 358 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Cortland. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Cortland is white (1,335 degrees awarded). There were 6.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (193 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Cortland is Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (165 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (133 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (114 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (319 degrees awarded), Education (636 degrees), and History (31 degrees).

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 (1,773,992 people), Secondary school teachers (591,217 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (491,296 people), Other managers (390,047 people), and Education administrators (356,493 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Education (636 degrees), History (31 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and English (28 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 SUNY Cortland are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Education (636 degrees), History (31 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and English (28 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 SUNY Cortland are Elementary & secondary schools (3,239,002 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (613,872 people), Legal services (398,492 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (304,282 people), and Computer Systems Design (282,767 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (319 degrees awarded), Education (636 degrees), History (31 degrees), Social Sciences (160 degrees), and English (28 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 SUNY Cortland.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 165 degrees awarded
  2. 133 degrees awarded
  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Cortland was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 165 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

693
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,051
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 693 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland, which is 0.659 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,051).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 116 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 1.76 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 19.4 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 52% of students graduating from SUNY Cortland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at SUNY Cortland is Female and Hispanic or Latino (78.9% 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, 6.82% of graduates (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,335 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    193 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Cortland is white (1,335 degrees awarded). There were 6.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (193 degrees).

3.33% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    821 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    514 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY Cortland is white female (821 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (514 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at nearly $47.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 204k (0.428%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, SUNY Cortland had a total salary expenditure of 173M. SUNY Cortland employs 96 Associate professors, 87 Assistant professors and 72 Professors. Most academics at SUNY Cortland are Female Associate professor (56), Female Assistant professor (50), and Male Associate professor (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland are: Service, with 149 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 116 employees, and Management with 94 employees.

Endowment

$47.7M
2022 Endowment
10.7%
decline from 2021

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at about $47.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Cortland declined 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.11M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$64M
2022 Salaries
1.51%
growth from 2021

In 2022, SUNY Cortland paid a median of $64M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($173M) and a 1.51% growth 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

$22.7M
Instructional Salaries
320
Number of Employees

In 2022, SUNY Cortland paid a total of $22.7M to 320 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% 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
96 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
149 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Associate professor with 96 employees, Assistant professor with 87 employees, and Professor with 72 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Service with 149 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 116 employees, and Management with 94 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 SUNY Cortland was Female Associate professor with 56 employees, Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

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

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