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Utica College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Utica College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Utica College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Utica College was awarded 24 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Utica College landed the #987 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Utica College also holds the #98 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for Utica College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Utica College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Utica College is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Utica College is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Utica College admissions.

Utica College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Utica College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Utica College is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utica College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Utica 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  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Utica College this rate is 29%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

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

Good Overall Diversity at Utica College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,488 undergraduates at Utica College with 2,824 being full-time and 664 being part-time.

Utica College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Utica College is 60.43 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.43 out of 100
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How Much Does Utica College Cost?

The overall average net price of Utica College is $23,251. 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 Utica College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,896 $19,505 $22,195 $25,872 $28,012

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 Utica College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Utica College, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $14,202 a year. That adds up to $56,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Utica College is 4.3%. 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 Utica College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Utica College make about $45,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Utica College students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Utica College make the most money.

Location of Utica College

Located in Utica, New York, Utica College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Utica makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Utica College

Contact details for Utica College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502-4892
Phone: 315-792-3111

Utica College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Utica College. Of these students, 1,031 received undergraduate degrees and 683 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
Nursing 371 $66,900
Homeland Security 118 $41,500
Health Sciences & Services 114 $27,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 66 $38,600
General Psychology 46 $29,300
Child Development & Psychology 42 $28,400
Business Administration & Management 29 $33,200
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 21 NA
General Biology 20 NA
Communication & Media Studies 17 NA

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

Online Learning at Utica College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,110 students took at least one online class at Utica College. This is a decrease from the 3,167 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,110 2,414
2016-2017 3,167 2,464
2015-2016 2,957 2,412
2014-2015 2,429 1,996
2013-2014 1,955 1,696

Learn more about online learning at Utica College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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