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187 Colleges
61,641 Yearly Graduations
$87,888 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,893 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 61,641 students received a business degree from a college in New York, making it rank #3 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New York is $21,972 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $25,096 a year.

About 50% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,973 per year.

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#1

New York University

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,067 Yearly Degrees
$54,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New York University is 52,775, of which 27,444 students are undergraduates and of those, 25,854 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NYU is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 21% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,524 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#2

Baruch College

New York, New York
Public Public vs. Private
3,763 Yearly Degrees
$7,462 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,740 students at Baruch in total, 15,774 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,421 are full-time. Baruch has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,958 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,600 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,262 Yearly Degrees
$60,532 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,148 undergraduates at Columbia, of which 7,509 are full-time, and there are 30,135 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Columbia is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Columbia is 7%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,141 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia is $66,500.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,978 Yearly Degrees
$59,282 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,743 undergraduates at Cornell, of which 14,693 are full-time, and there are 23,620 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cornell is 4.1 years.

Only 11% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at Cornell take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,639 a year. Cornell has a 1.1% 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 $64,800 during the early-career years.

#5

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,973 Yearly Degrees
$7,793 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,959 undergraduates at FIT SUNY, of which 6,966 are full-time, and there are 8,191 students altogether. FIT SUNY has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 17% of accepted students are men, and 83% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,597 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,200 during the early-career years.

#6

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,724 Yearly Degrees
$55,088 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Syracuse University is 21,322, of which 14,479 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,832 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Syracuse. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at Syracuse take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,703 a year. Syracuse has a 3.3% 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 Syracuse is $45,900.

#7

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,599 Yearly Degrees
$55,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fordham University is 16,364, of which 9,399 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,887 are full-time. Fordham U has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

48% of Fordham U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,943 a year. Fordham U has a 2.8% 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 Fordham U is $49,100.

#8

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,456 Yearly Degrees
$10,526 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University at Buffalo is 32,347, of which 22,306 students are undergraduates and of those, 20,435 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 51% of accepted students are men, and 49% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at University at Buffalo take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,579 a year. University at Buffalo has a 3.3% 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 $40,800 during the early-career years.

#9

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,206 Yearly Degrees
$7,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,145 undergraduates at SUNY Empire, of which 3,653 are full-time, and there are 10,724 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SUNY Empire is 4.4 years.

Roughly 43% of students at SUNY Empire take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,516 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Empire is $37,500.

#10

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,183 Yearly Degrees
$10,014 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,148 students at Binghamton University in total, 14,333 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,889 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Binghamton University is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 43%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at Binghamton University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,630 a year. Binghamton University has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,177 Yearly Degrees
$44,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,693 undergraduates at STJ, of which 10,177 are full-time, and there are 20,143 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,980 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,100 during the early-career years.

#12

Queens College

Queens, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,147 Yearly Degrees
$7,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,702 undergraduates at QC, of which 12,479 are full-time, and there are 19,700 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,788 a year. QC has a 4.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#13

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,105 Yearly Degrees
$10,091 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,782 students at SUNY Stony Brook in total, 18,010 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,586 are full-time. It takes the average SUNY Stony Brook undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,671 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,300 during the early-career years.

#14

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,041 Yearly Degrees
$7,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,969 undergraduates at Brooklyn College, of which 11,401 are full-time, and there are 17,735 students altogether. It takes the average Brooklyn College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,745 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,041 Yearly Degrees
$47,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,994 undergraduates at Pace University, of which 7,336 are full-time, and there are 12,835 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,480 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Pace University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

University at Albany

Albany, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,015 Yearly Degrees
$10,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University at Albany is 17,688, of which 13,182 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,203 are full-time. For undergraduates at UAlbany, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

63% of UAlbany students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,324 a year. UAlbany has a 5.4% 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.

#17

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
982 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,700 during the early-career years.

#18

Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
897 Yearly Degrees
$49,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,120 undergraduates at Hofstra, of which 5,806 are full-time, and there are 10,444 students altogether. For undergraduates at Hofstra, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,024 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,900 during the early-career years.

#19

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
893 Yearly Degrees
$58,241 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,741 students at University of Rochester in total, 6,521 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,100 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at University of Rochester is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 35% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,565 a year. University of Rochester has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
Public Public vs. Private
832 Yearly Degrees
$5,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,179 full-time undergraduates at LaGuardia, and 16,971 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

2% of LaGuardia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,551 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LaGuardia is $25,200.

#21

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
800 Yearly Degrees
$16,356 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,541 students at Monroe College in total, 5,739 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,162 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Monroe College is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Monroe College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,972 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
782 Yearly Degrees
$5,170 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,496 students at BMCC in total, 15,469 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

3% of BMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,929 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,800 during the early-career years.

#23

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, New York
Public Public vs. Private
712 Yearly Degrees
$8,651 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,673 undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, of which 6,211 are full-time, and there are 7,636 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

66% of SUNY Oswego students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,460 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
603 Yearly Degrees
$40,525 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,682 undergraduates at Marist, of which 4,947 are full-time, and there are 6,600 students altogether. For undergraduates at Marist, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,550 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 Marist with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
589 Yearly Degrees
$20,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mercy College is 9,547, of which 7,080 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,699 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Mercy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,294 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Other New York Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Lehman College 584
27 Berkeley College - New York 551
28 Iona College 524
29 LIM College 519
30 SUNY Plattsburgh 511
31 Rochester Institute of Technology 507
32 College of Staten Island CUNY 500
33 Suffolk County Community College 467
34 Buffalo State 441
35 Farmingdale State College 435
36 Queensborough Community College 432
37 Kingsborough Community College 430
38 Siena College 429
39 New York City College of Technology 428
40 SUNY New Paltz 416
41 Nassau Community College 412
42 LIU Post 400
43 Adelphi University 398
44 Le Moyne College 394
45 Niagara University 392
46 New York Institute of Technology 382
47 Ithaca College 381
48 Manhattan College 367
49 Canisius College 361
50 St. Joseph’s College - Long Island 347
51 DeVry College of New York 341
52 SUNY Old Westbury 337
53 ASA College 334
53 St. John Fisher College 334
55 Touro College 321
56 The College at Brockport 306
56 Yeshiva University 306
58 Long Island Business Institute 305
59 Hudson Valley Community College 282
60 The Graduate Center, CUNY 279
61 Hunter College 277
62 St. Bonaventure University 272
63 SUNY Westchester Community College 266
64 Erie Community College 264
65 York College 248
66 SUNY Geneseo 242
67 Bryant & Stratton College - Online 237
68 SUNY Delhi 232
69 Culinary Institute of America 231
70 Medgar Evers College 230
71 The City College of New York 229
72 Monroe Community College 224
73 Molloy College 203
74 Metropolitan College of New York 202
74 Medaille College 202
76 Bronx Community College 198
77 Alfred State College 196
78 St Lawrence University 192
79 Clarkson University 188
80 Dutchess Community College 184
81 SUNY Fredonia 181
82 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 177
83 The College of Saint Rose 172
83 The New School 172
85 SUNY Broome 167
86 SUNY Cobleskill 161
86 SUNY Oneonta 161
88 Mohawk Valley Community College 159
89 Manhattanville College 157
90 Utica College 155
91 Hostos Community College 153
92 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 143
93 St. Francis College 141
94 Mount Saint Mary College 140
94 Niagara County Community College 140
96 Skidmore College 137
97 Tompkins Cortland Community College 130
98 SUNY Schenectady County Community College 128
99 United States Military Academy 127
100 Bryant & Stratton College - Buffalo 126
100 Nyack College 126
102 Nazareth College 125
103 SUNY Cortland 124
104 Roberts Wesleyan College 122
105 Morrisville State College 121
105 Rockland Community College 121
105 Keuka College 121
108 Colgate University 119
109 Wagner College 118
110 Daemen College 117
110 SUNY Canton 117
112 The College of Westchester 116
112 Onondaga Community College 116
114 Finger Lakes Community College 113
115 Herkimer County Community College 112
116 Plaza College 111
117 SUNY Maritime College 106
118 Jefferson Community College 99
118 Jamestown Business College 99
120 Orange County Community College 95
121 Genesee Community College 92
122 SUNY Potsdam 86
122 Metropolitan Learning Institute 86
122 St. Joseph’s College - New York 86
125 St. Thomas Aquinas College 85
125 Union College New York 85
127 Concordia College - New York 83
128 Adirondack Community College 82
129 Hamilton College 78
129 Alfred University 78
131 Marymount Manhattan College 77
132 College of Mount Saint Vincent 76
133 Cayuga County Community College 72
134 Barnard College 71
135 Russell Sage College 70
136 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 69
136 North Country Community College 69
138 Houghton College 67
139 Miami Ad School - New York 66
140 Cazenovia College 65
141 Elmira College 64
142 Jamestown Community College 60
142 Corning Community College 60
144 Five Towns College 58
145 Hartwick College 55
145 Vassar College 55
147 D’Youville College 54
147 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES 54
149 John Jay College of Criminal Justice 51
150 Bryant & Stratton College - Syracuse North 47
151 Fulton-Montgomery Community College 46
152 Dominican College of Blauvelt 44
153 SUNY Ulster 39
154 Bryant & Stratton College - Albany 37
155 Clinton Community College 36
156 Bard College 34
157 Boricua College 30
158 Stella and Charles Guttman Community College 29
158 Purchase College 29
160 The King’s College 28
161 Sullivan County Community College 27
161 School of Visual Arts 27
161 Teachers College at Columbia University 27
164 Hilbert College 21
164 Elmira Business Institute 21
166 EDP School 20
166 Wells College 20
168 Bryant & Stratton College - Greece 19
168 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 19
168 Columbia-Greene Community College 19
171 Culinary Tech Center 18
171 Mildred Elley Albany 18
173 Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion 17
174 Institute of Culinary Education 15
175 New York Law School 13
176 Mildred Elley NYC 12
177 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 11
178 Manhattan School of Computer Technology 9
179 Villa Maria College 8
180 Pratt Institute - Main 7
181 Trocaire College 6
182 Alliance Computing Solutions 4
183 Elyon College 3
183 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology 3
185 Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES-Center for Workforce Development 1
185 Maria College of Albany 1
187 Glasgow Caledonian New York College 0

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