Elmira College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,270
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,040
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.32%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.9%
1,456 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
657
93.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.6%
114 Graduates

About

Elmira College is a higher education institution located in Chemung County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Elmira College were Registered Nursing (38 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees), and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2022, 227 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elmira College. 66.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (178 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elmira College is $35,270, which is $6,940 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Elmira College is $35,270, which is $6,940 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,040.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Elmira College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,270
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Elmira College was $35,270. The cost of tuition at Elmira College is $6,940 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$24,040
2022 Value
8.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Elmira College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,040. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Elmira College grew by 8.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,813
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elmira College was of $7,813 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 $600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Elmira College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.32%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Elmira College was 2.32%, which represents 8 out of the 345 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Elmira College received 1,456 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.35% annual growth. Out of those 1,456 applicants, 1,397 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.9% acceptance rate.

There were 657 students enrolled at Elmira College in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Elmira College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,397
Accepted Out of 1,456

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Elmira College was 95.9% (1,397 admissions from 1,456 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.35%, while admissions grew by 7.79%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
29
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Elmira College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Elmira College had a total enrollment of 657 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Elmira College is 612 students and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at Elmira College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elmira College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.2% White, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Black or African American, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.98% Asian, and 0.761% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Elmira College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.7%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (28%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elmira College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 657 students. The full-time enrollment at Elmira College is 612 and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at Elmira College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Elmira College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Elmira 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
    468 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    41 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    29 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Elmira College is 71.2% White, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 4.41% Black or African American, 3.2% Two or More Races, 2.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.98% Asian, and 0.761% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 73 more women than men received degrees from Elmira College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Elmira College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elmira College is Registered Nursing (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees) and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Elmira College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees awarded), History (4 degrees), and Psychology (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Elmira College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,697,538 people), Secondary school teachers (521,899 people), Education administrators (324,338 people), Other managers (277,910 people), and Social workers, all other (269,562 people).

The most specialized majors at Elmira College in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees awarded), History (4 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), Education (31 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Elmira College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Elmira College are Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees awarded), History (4 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), Education (31 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Elmira College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,170,100 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (561,269 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (388,952 people), Individual & family services (265,635 people), and Outpatient care centers (246,546 people).

The most specialized majors at Elmira College are Public Administration and Social Service (21 degrees awarded), History (4 degrees), Psychology (21 degrees), Education (31 degrees), and Physical Sciences (4 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 Elmira College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elmira College was Registered Nursing with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

77
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
150
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Elmira College, which is 0.513 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (150).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Elmira College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Elmira College in Registered Nursing. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 63% of students graduating from Elmira College 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 69% 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 (68.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Elmira College is Female and White (68.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 6.14% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    178 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elmira College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

2.64% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    120 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Elmira College is white female (120 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (58 degrees).

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Operations

Elmira College has an endowment valued at nearly $26.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.4%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Elmira College had a total salary expenditure of 30M. Elmira College employs 24 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors and 6 Professors. Most academics at Elmira College are Male Associate professor (15), Female Assistant professor (13), and Female Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elmira College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Service, with 32 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Endowment

$26.5M
2022 Endowment
18%
decline from 2021

Elmira College has an endowment valued at about $26.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Elmira College declined 18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.5M
2022 Salaries
12.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Elmira College paid a median of $11.5M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($30M) and a 12.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.01M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2022, Elmira College paid a total of $3.01M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elmira College were Associate professor with 24 employees, Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elmira College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees, Service with 32 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elmira College was Male Associate professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Associate professor with 9 employees.

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