Elmira College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,900
19.1% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,754
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.67%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
1,841 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
860
86.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
67.8%
249 Graduates

About

Elmira College is a higher education institution located in Chemung County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Elmira College were Registered Nursing (52 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees), and General Psychology (23 degrees).

In 2019, 302 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elmira College. 70.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (247 degrees), 17.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elmira College is $33,900, which is $6,620 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Elmira College is $33,900, which is $6,620 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,754.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Elmira College was $33,900. The cost of tuition at Elmira College is $6,620 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$22,754
2019 Value
6.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Elmira College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,754. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Elmira College grew by 6.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,250
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elmira College was of $7,250 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board did not change 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

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Elmira College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
5.67%
2017 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Elmira College was 5.67%, which represents 23 out of the 406 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

Elmira College received 1,841 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 12.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,841 applicants, 1,475 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 860 students enrolled at Elmira College in 2019, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Elmira College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,475
Accepted Out of 1,841

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Elmira College was 80.1% (1,475 admissions from 1,841 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 84.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -12.7%, while admissions declined by -17.2%.

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SAT Scores

58%
Submission Percentage
125
Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Elmira College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Elmira College has a total enrollment of 860 students. The full-time enrollment at Elmira College is 745 students and the part-time enrollment is 115. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Elmira College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elmira College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 5.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.65% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.233% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Elmira College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.2%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.7%), followed by White Male (25%) and Asian Female (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elmira College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 860 students. The full-time enrollment at Elmira College is 745 and the part-time enrollment is 115. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Elmira College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Elmira College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Elmira College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    646
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49
  3. Black or African American
    40

The enrolled student population at Elmira College is 75.1% White, 5.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.65% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 1.63% Asian, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.233% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 40 students (4.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 126 more women than men received degrees from Elmira College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Elmira College is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elmira College is Registered Nursing (52 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees) and General Psychology (23 degrees).

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 (23 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), and History (5 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 Elmira College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,611,024 people), Secondary school teachers (584,482 people), Physicians (445,090 people), Education administrators (332,510 people), and Other managers (301,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Elmira College are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), History (5 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Biology (20 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 Elmira College are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Elmira College are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), History (5 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Biology (20 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 Elmira College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,201,053 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (692,321 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (670,765 people), Outpatient care centers (297,964 people), and Offices of physicians (270,121 people).

The most specialized majors at Elmira College are Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees awarded), Education (49 degrees), History (5 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Biology (20 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 Elmira College.
Most Common
  1. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elmira College was Registered Nursing with 52 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

88
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
214
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Elmira College, which is 0.411 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (214).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Elmira College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Elmira College in Registered Nursing, which is 12 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% of students graduating from Elmira College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Elmira College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.61% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    247 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elmira College is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 17.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (14 degrees).

4.64% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    180 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Elmira College is white female (180 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (67 degrees).

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Operations

Elmira College has an endowment valued at nearly $41.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.79M (4.35%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Elmira College had a total salary expenditure of $36M. Elmira College employs 26 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Elmira College are Female Assistant professors (15), Female Associate professors(12), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elmira College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.1M
2019 Endowment
0.0729%
decline from 2018

Elmira College has an endowment valued at about $41.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Elmira College declined 0.0729% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $395k higher 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $626k - Federal
  2. $5.88k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Elmira College received $626k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.88k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11M
2019 Salaries
4.35%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Elmira College paid a median of $11M in salaries, which represents 30.6% of their overall expenditure ($36M) and a 4.35% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.35% decline from 2017 and a 14% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.68M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2019, Elmira College paid a total of $3.68M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
24 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elmira College were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elmira College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elmira College was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Elmira College.

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