SUNY Cortland

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,743
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.52%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
52.2%
12,392 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,832
93.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.3%
805 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 Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (137 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (135 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (135 degrees).

In 2020, 1,855 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Cortland. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,379 degrees), 7.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (196 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Cortland is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,743.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending SUNY Cortland received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Cortland is $−15,460 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,743
2020 Value
4.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY Cortland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,743. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY Cortland grew by 4.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,100
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Cortland was of $13,100 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.66% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at SUNY Cortland received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.54% with respect to 2019, when 65% 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.
3.52%
2018 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Cortland was 3.52%, which represents 68 out of the 1934 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 12,392 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.25% annual decline. Out of those 12,392 applicants, 6,469 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,832 students enrolled at SUNY Cortland in 2020, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY Cortland has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,469
Accepted Out of 12,392

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Cortland was 52.2% (6,469 admissions from 12,392 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 46%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.25%, while admissions grew by 8.56%.

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SAT Scores

68%
Submission Percentage
875
Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Cortland in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Cortland has a total enrollment of 6,832 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,367 students and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.146% 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 (42.1%), followed by White Male (30.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.9%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Cortland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,832 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Cortland is 6,367 and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 93.2% of students enrolled at SUNY Cortland are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    5,061
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    886
  3. Black or African American
    385

The enrolled student population at SUNY Cortland is 74.1% White, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.146% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 229 students (3.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 307 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Cortland. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Cortland is white (1,379 degrees awarded). There were 7.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (196 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Cortland is Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (137 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (135 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (135 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 (380 degrees awarded), Education (539 degrees), and History (46 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 (1,895,180 people), Secondary school teachers (454,946 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (436,041 people), Other managers (402,432 people), and Education administrators (343,861 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (380 degrees awarded), Education (539 degrees), History (46 degrees), Social Sciences (187 degrees), and Communications (92 degrees).

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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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (380 degrees awarded), Education (539 degrees), History (46 degrees), Social Sciences (187 degrees), and Communications (92 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 (3,135,304 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (572,722 people), Legal services (358,361 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (311,566 people), and Computer Systems Design (265,530 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Cortland are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (380 degrees awarded), Education (539 degrees), History (46 degrees), Social Sciences (187 degrees), and Communications (92 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. 137 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 135 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 135 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Cortland was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 137 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

774
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,081
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 774 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,081).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 130 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Cortland in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 3.02 times more than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 138 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 9.2 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 53% 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 72% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Cortland is Female and Black or African American (76.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.61% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,379 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    196 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Cortland is white (1,379 degrees awarded). There were 7.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (196 degrees).

4.26% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    804 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    575 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY Cortland is white female (804 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (575 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at nearly $43.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $872k (2.01%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, SUNY Cortland had a total salary expenditure of $175M. SUNY Cortland employs 97 Associate professors, 89 Assistant professors, and 72 Professors. Most academics at SUNY Cortland are Female Associate professors (54), Female Assistant professors(49), and Male Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland are: Service, with 160 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 124 employees, and Management with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.5M
2020 Endowment
3.1%
growth from 2019

SUNY Cortland has an endowment valued at about $43.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Cortland grew 3.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.85M 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. $1.83M - Federal
  2. $506k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, SUNY Cortland received $1.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $506k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.2M
2020 Salaries
0.609%
decline from 2019

In 2020, SUNY Cortland paid a median of $63.2M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($175M) and a 0.609% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.66% growth from 2018 and a 4.31% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M
Instructional Salaries
326
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY Cortland paid a total of $22.4M to 326 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
160 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Associate professor with 97 employees; Assistant professor with 89 employees; and Assistant professor with 72 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Cortland were Service with 160 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees; and Management with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Cortland was Female Associate professor with 54 employees, Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, and Male Associate professor with 43 employees.

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

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