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Ithaca College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Ithaca College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Ithaca College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Ithaca College was awarded 57 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Ithaca as #156 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Ithaca held the #213 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Ithaca is also ranked #17 out of 132 schools in New York.

See all of the rankings for Ithaca College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Ithaca?

Acceptance Rate

Ithaca College has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Ithaca College admissions.

Ithaca College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Ithaca is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ithaca College is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ithaca College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ithaca College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Ithaca the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Ithaca College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Ithaca

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,059 undergraduates at Ithaca with 5,936 being full-time and 123 being part-time.

Ithaca Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 85.65 out of 100, Ithaca is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.65 out of 100
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How Much Does Ithaca College Cost?

The overall average net price of Ithaca is $33,164. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ithaca

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,958 $25,844 $30,074 $32,729 $39,801

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ithaca, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ithaca, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,956 a year. That adds up to $23,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ithaca is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ithaca Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Ithaca with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $52,300 in their early years. This is good news for future Ithaca graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Ithaca College make the most money.

Location of Ithaca College

Ithaca College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Ithaca College

Contact details for Ithaca are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7002
Phone: 607-274-3011

Ithaca College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Ithaca College. Of these students, 1,501 received undergraduate degrees and 257 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 185 $31,500
Public Relations & Advertising 163 $38,100
Business Administration & Management 148 $42,200
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 139 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 97 $25,800
Drama & Theater Arts 73 $22,400
Music 59 $23,700
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 58 $28,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42 $42,400
General Psychology 42 $27,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Ithaca College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ithaca

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 774 students took at least one online class at Ithaca College. This is an increase from the 693 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 774 6
2016-2017 693 1
2015-2016 463 3
2014-2015 283 2
2013-2014 236 5

Learn more about online learning at Ithaca College.

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