SUNY Cortland Graduating More Students For Less Money Than Similar Sized Schools
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that a majority of SUNY Cortland students are graduating on time and are spending less on tuition than other similar size colleges.
The report found that in 2011, SUNY Cortland spent 22 percent more on instruction and academic support for full-time students than the average spent by similar colleges and universities.
The report shows that 67% of freshmen that started at SUNY Cortland in 2005 graduated on time in 2011. Only 42% of students at similar colleges and universities graduated on time.
During the 2011-12 academic year, SUNY Cortland offered an education slightly less expensive than the median of its counterparts, at $6,574 compared to $6,682.
The annual survey collects data from roughly seventy-five hundred colleges and universities and compares institutions across a variety of categories, including graduation rates, cost of attendance and retention rates.