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Fortunately for you, New York, NY offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


New York College and University Demographics

There are a total of 1,760 degree and certificate programs offered at New York's 93 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from advertising to medical informatics to talmudic studies.

Approximately 6% of students studying at Columbia University in the City of New York choose to study Law, making it the most popular course of study at the school.


Average tuition for students at New York colleges and universities is $11,083 per year. The New York school charging the highest tuition rates is Columbia University in the City of New York, which charges students $43,304 per year. The lowest tuition rate in New York is at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College, which charges students $3,468 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $426,823,021 of the total $433,891,490 in financial aid received by New York students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College gave its students $47,821,565 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any New York school.

New York Student Demographics

New York schools had an enrollment of 279,471 students in 2010. This is 21% of the total number of New York college students. With 43,404 students, New York University had the highest total student enrollment in New York. On the other hand, with only 15 students, Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology had the lowest enrollment in the city.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in New York schools, 72 return to start their second year of college. Approximately 66% of students eventually graduate. The New York college with the highest graduation rate is New York School of Interior Design, which has a graduation rate of 100%. The New York college with the lowest graduation rate is Dance Theatre of Harlem Inc, which has a graduation rate of 8%.


New York schools have a student population that is approximately 62% female. 73% of New York college students are 24 years old or younger. In 2009, 64 in 100 college students in New York identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem of America, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background, had the highest percentage of ethnically diverse students in New York.

New York Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 44,627 faculty employed by New York colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 44% were female and 27% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

The average faculty to student ratio for New York schools was 1 to 8 in 2009. Yeshiva Derech Chaim had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in New York, with 1 to 1.

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