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New York Business Colleges

187 Colleges
61,641 Yearly Graduations
$85,993 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,302 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, New York is ranked #3 in the country with 61,641 degrees handed out in 2019. New York colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $21,498 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $24,613 per year.

About 52% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,575 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

New York University

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,067 Yearly Degrees
$53,308 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 52,885 students at NYU in total, 26,981 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 25,872 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at NYU. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 28%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 31% of students at NYU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

#2

Baruch College

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

There are 18,679 students at Baruch in total, 15,482 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,091 are full-time. For undergraduates at Baruch, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 29% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,146 a year. Baruch has a 3.7% 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 Baruch is $44,600.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,262 Yearly Degrees
$60,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbia University in the City of New York is 31,456, of which 8,221 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,701 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Columbia is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

This a very selective school with only 7% of students getting accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

11% of Columbia students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,845 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $66,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,978 Yearly Degrees
$57,222 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,043 undergraduates at Cornell, of which 15,038 are full-time, and there are 24,027 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Cornell is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

This a very selective school with only 13% of students getting accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

32% of Cornell students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,448 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average 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
$7,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,508 undergraduates at FIT SUNY, of which 7,340 are full-time, and there are 8,726 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at FIT SUNY is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 47% of students who apply get accepted. Around 15% of accepted students are men, and 85% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,872 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 FIT SUNY is $43,200.

#6

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,724 Yearly Degrees
$52,255 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,275 undergraduates at Syracuse, of which 14,727 are full-time, and there are 22,850 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Syracuse is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

46% of Syracuse students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

#7

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,599 Yearly Degrees
$54,008 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fordham University is 16,972, of which 9,767 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,229 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 46% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,396 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,100 during the early-career years.

#8

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,456 Yearly Degrees
$10,524 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,923 students at University at Buffalo in total, 21,921 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 20,401 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at University at Buffalo take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,597 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 University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,206 Yearly Degrees
$7,605 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,095 undergraduates at SUNY Empire, of which 3,267 are full-time, and there are 10,440 students altogether. It takes the average SUNY Empire undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 39% of students at SUNY Empire take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,379 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,183 Yearly Degrees
$10,201 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 18,124 students at Binghamton University in total, 14,165 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,845 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 40%. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at Binghamton University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,066 a year. Binghamton University has a 2.1% 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 $45,300 during the early-career years.

#11

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,177 Yearly Degrees
$42,478 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at St John’s University - New York is 21,718, of which 17,086 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,525 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at STJ is 4.6 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

57% of STJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,553 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% 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 19,923 students at QC in total, 16,866 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,532 are full-time. For undergraduates at QC, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

6% of QC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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

#13

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,105 Yearly Degrees
$10,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,814 students at SUNY Stony Brook in total, 17,909 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,697 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at SUNY Stony Brook. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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

42% of SUNY Stony Brook students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,384 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#14

Brooklyn College

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

There are 14,970 undergraduates at Brooklyn College, of which 11,189 are full-time, and there are 17,811 students altogether. It takes the average Brooklyn College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 5% of students at Brooklyn College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,551 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#14

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,041 Yearly Degrees
$46,446 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,395 students at Pace University in total, 8,528 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,837 are full-time. For undergraduates at Pace University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#16

University at Albany

Albany, New York
Public Public vs. Private
1,015 Yearly Degrees
$10,176 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,544 students at UAlbany in total, 13,286 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 12,568 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at UAlbany take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,172 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 17 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Excelsior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Hofstra University

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

There are 6,498 undergraduates at Hofstra, of which 6,156 are full-time, and there are 10,804 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 64%. 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. Hofstra has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hofstra with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
893 Yearly Degrees
$56,030 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,780 undergraduates at University of Rochester, of which 6,410 are full-time, and there are 12,233 students altogether. University of Rochester has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

40% of University of Rochester students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,891 a year. University of Rochester has a 1.8% 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 University of Rochester is $44,800.

#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 18,555 students at LaGuardia in total, 9,972 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at LaGuardia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,331 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LaGuardia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
800 Yearly Degrees
$15,860 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,678 undergraduates at Monroe College, of which 4,507 are full-time, and there are 6,517 students altogether. For undergraduates at Monroe College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 52% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 39% of students at Monroe College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,308 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Monroe College is $25,500.

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

There are 25,500 students at BMCC in total, 17,772 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

4% of BMCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,144 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% 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
$8,717 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,920 undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, of which 6,561 are full-time, and there are 7,830 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

71% of SUNY Oswego students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,229 a year. SUNY Oswego has a 4.3% 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 SUNY Oswego is $33,200.

#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 5,824 undergraduates at Marist, of which 5,199 are full-time, and there are 6,738 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Marist is 89%, 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 43%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,569 a year. Marist has a 3.0% 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 $46,400 during the early-career years.

#25

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
589 Yearly Degrees
$19,594 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,557 students at Mercy in total, 7,993 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,223 are full-time. It takes the average Mercy undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,519 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mercy is $34,000.

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 The Sage Colleges 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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