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132 Colleges
21,761 Yearly Graduations
$92,883 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,036 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New York ranked #2 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 21,761 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $23,221 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $26,418 a year.

An estimated 50% of college students in New York take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,759 per year.

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Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,181 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 35 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#2

Hunter College

New York, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,112 Yearly Degrees
$7,382 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,212 undergraduates at Hunter, of which 13,111 are full-time, and there are 23,202 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hunter is 4.7 years.

About 40% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

5% of Hunter students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,176 a year. Hunter has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hunter with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,064 Yearly Degrees

Teachers College has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $60,000 during the early-career years.

#4

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,047 Yearly Degrees
$33,386 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,489 undergraduates at Saint Rose, of which 2,402 are full-time, and there are 3,983 students altogether. It takes the average Saint Rose undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

Roughly 78% of students at Saint Rose take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,824 a year. Saint Rose has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Rose with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Queens College

Queens, New York
Public Public vs. Private
962 Yearly Degrees
$7,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,620 undergraduates at QC, of which 12,201 are full-time, and there are 19,746 students altogether. For undergraduates at QC, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 43%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

6% of QC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,337 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from QC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Touro College

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
832 Yearly Degrees
$18,663 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,800 students at Touro in total, 5,982 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,934 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Touro is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

21% of Touro students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,046 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Touro is $32,000.

#7

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$7,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Brooklyn College is 18,161, of which 14,978 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,142 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Brooklyn College is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 40%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 5% of students at Brooklyn College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,551 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#8

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
697 Yearly Degrees
$38,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at LIU Post is 15,196, of which 9,918 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,688 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

56% of LIU Post students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,216 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#9

New York University

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
593 Yearly Degrees
$53,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 51,847 students at NYU in total, 26,733 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 25,725 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NYU is 4.0 years.

About 28% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at NYU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,683 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NYU is $48,900.

#10

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
507 Yearly Degrees
$42,478 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,877 undergraduates at STJ, of which 11,734 are full-time, and there are 21,635 students altogether. It takes the average STJ undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at STJ take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,553 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from STJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, New York
Public Public vs. Private
486 Yearly Degrees
$8,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,858 students at SUNY Cortland in total, 6,343 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,218 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SUNY Cortland is 4.3 years.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

70% of SUNY Cortland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,423 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Cortland is $36,000.

#12

The City College of New York

New York, New York
Public Public vs. Private
463 Yearly Degrees
$7,340 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,043 students at CCNY in total, 13,186 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,248 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at CCNY. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 46% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

8% of CCNY students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,164 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from CCNY with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Lehman College

Bronx, New York
Public Public vs. Private
426 Yearly Degrees
$7,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lehman College is 14,787, of which 12,639 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,794 are full-time. For undergraduates at Lehman, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 35% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 6% of students at Lehman take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,487 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lehman with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Niagara University

Niagara University, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$34,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,816 undergraduates at Niagara, of which 2,670 are full-time, and there are 3,763 students altogether. It takes the average Niagara undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

75% of Niagara students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,455 a year. Niagara has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Niagara is $35,300.

#15

Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees
$47,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,871 students at Hofstra in total, 6,701 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,329 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hofstra is 4.2 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

53% of Hofstra students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,705 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hofstra is $39,900.

#16

Buffalo State

Buffalo, New York
Public Public vs. Private
398 Yearly Degrees
$8,472 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,118 students at Buffalo State in total, 8,082 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,278 are full-time. It takes the average Buffalo State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

68% of Buffalo State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,507 a year. Buffalo State has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Buffalo State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

St. Joseph's College - Long Island

Patchogue, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$29,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,148 undergraduates at St. Joseph’s College - Long Island, of which 2,661 are full-time, and there are 4,115 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,354 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#18

University at Albany

Albany, New York
Public Public vs. Private
377 Yearly Degrees
$10,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University at Albany is 17,944, of which 13,598 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,899 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UAlbany is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

59% of UAlbany students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,172 a year. UAlbany has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UAlbany with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, New York
Public Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$8,502 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at SUNY New Paltz is 7,608, of which 6,692 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,190 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SUNY New Paltz is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 44%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

62% of SUNY New Paltz students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,988 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Public Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$10,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stony Brook University is 26,256, of which 17,522 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,341 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at SUNY Stony Brook take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,384 a year. SUNY Stony Brook has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Stony Brook is $39,300.

#21

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, New York
Public Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$8,717 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,081 undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, of which 6,767 are full-time, and there are 7,986 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,229 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Oswego is $33,200.

#22

The College at Brockport

Brockport, New York
Public Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees
$8,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The College at Brockport is 8,287, of which 7,057 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,343 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

71% of SUNY Brockport students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,926 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,000 during the early-career years.

#22

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees
$52,255 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,803 students at Syracuse in total, 15,226 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,655 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Syracuse is 4.2 years.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,398 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Syracuse with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees
$46,446 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,326 students at Pace University in total, 8,677 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,943 are full-time. For undergraduates at Pace University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

61% of Pace University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,550 a year. Pace University has a 5.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,400 during the early-career years.

#25

Manhattanville College

Purchase, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
281 Yearly Degrees
$39,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Manhattanville College is 2,494, of which 1,590 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,514 are full-time. For undergraduates at Manhattanville, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,759 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,700 during the early-career years.

Other New York Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 SUNY Oneonta 279
27 Adelphi University 274
28 Mercy College 266
28 Bank Street College of Education 266
30 University at Buffalo 261
31 Seminar L’moros Bais Yaakov 251
32 SUNY Empire State College 226
33 SUNY Plattsburgh 225
34 SUNY Potsdam 220
35 College of Staten Island CUNY 216
36 University of Rochester 210
37 Alfred University 208
37 SUNY Geneseo 208
39 Canisius College 198
40 Fordham University 196
41 Molloy College 190
42 SUNY Fredonia 186
43 Concordia College - New York 182
44 Borough of Manhattan Community College 173
45 Nazareth College 162
46 Daemen College 154
47 New York Institute of Technology 128
48 Boricua College 126
49 Medaille College 124
50 Manhattan College 117
51 Binghamton University 114
52 St. Bonaventure University 112
53 SUNY Old Westbury 107
54 Le Moyne College 105
55 The Sage Colleges 104
56 Hostos Community College 100
57 St. John Fisher College 94
58 Roberts Wesleyan College 91
59 St. Thomas Aquinas College 78
60 Ithaca College 76
61 Medgar Evers College 70
62 Utica College 50
63 Elmira College 49
64 St. Joseph’s College - New York 48
65 Iona College 47
66 Kingsborough Community College 46
67 Baruch College 45
68 Niagara County Community College 44
69 Dominican College of Blauvelt 43
69 Columbia University in the City of New York 43
71 Wagner College 42
72 Bronx Community College 38
73 Hudson Valley Community College 37
73 Yeshiva University 37
73 Erie Community College 37
76 St Lawrence University 35
77 Colgate University 34
78 Nyack College 30
78 Houghton College 30
80 Bard College 29
80 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 29
82 Mount Saint Mary College 28
83 Keuka College 27
84 Clarkson University 26
84 Genesee Community College 26
86 Pratt Institute - Main 24
87 St. Francis College 23
87 Herkimer County Community College 23
89 College of Mount Saint Vincent 22
90 Suffolk County Community College 21
91 York College 20
91 The New School 20
93 Monroe College 19
93 Marist College 19
93 The Graduate Center, CUNY 19
96 SUNY Cobleskill 18
97 LaGuardia Community College 17
98 Cazenovia College 16
99 Skidmore College 14
99 Metropolitan College of New York 14
101 New York City College of Technology 13
101 Rochester Institute of Technology 13
103 Five Towns College 9
103 Sarah Lawrence College 9
105 Nassau Community College 8
106 School of Visual Arts 7
106 Vassar College 7
106 Columbia-Greene Community College 7
109 Finger Lakes Community College 6
110 Wells College 5
110 Adirondack Community College 5
110 Siena College 5
113 Bryant & Stratton College - Online 4
114 Monroe Community College 3
114 Cornell University 3
114 SUNY Westchester Community College 3
114 Jefferson Community College 3
118 Corning Community College 2
118 Orange County Community College 2
118 SUNY Schenectady County Community College 2
118 Jamestown Community College 2
118 Mohawk Valley Community College 2
123 Hartwick College 1
123 Fulton-Montgomery Community College 1
123 D’Youville College 1
126 Excelsior College 0
126 Onondaga Community College 0
126 Purchase College 0
126 Queensborough Community College 0
126 Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion 0
126 Davis College 0
126 Rockland Community College 0

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