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Fortunately for you, Staten Island, 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!


Staten Island College and University Demographics

There are a total of 92 degree and certificate programs offered at Staten Island's 5 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from english/language arts teacher education to junior high/intermediate/middle school education and teaching to biology teacher education.

Staten Island's top-ranked school is Wagner College. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 33rd. Approximately 2,265 students are currently enrolled at Wagner College. The most popular course of study at Wagner College is Business.


Average tuition for students at Staten Island colleges and universities is $14,306 per year. Wagner College charges students $34,100 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Staten Island. CUNY College of Staten Island has the lowest tuition rate at $4,978 per year.

Financial Aid

In 2008, students at Staten Island colleges received an estimated $50,177,188 in financial aid. Of this aid, $49,519,188 was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $26,228,188, which was given by CUNY College of Staten Island.

Staten Island Student Demographics

Approximately 1% of New York students were enrolled in Staten Island colleges in 2010. That is 16,361 students. CUNY College of Staten Island, with 13,858 students, had the highest number of students in Staten Island, while Career School of NY, with only 60 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Staten Island schools, 76 return to start their second year of college. For every 100 students who enroll in Staten Island schools, 53 eventually graduate. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Wagner College has a graduation rate of 68%, while CUNY College of Staten Island has a graduation rate of 23%.


Of the 16,361 students attending Staten Island schools, 60% are female. 21% of Staten Island college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 35 in 100 college students in Staten Island identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. The highest percentage of diverse students in Staten Island in 2009 was at St. Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island, which had a minority student population that was 38% of the total student population of the school.

Staten Island Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 335 faculty employed by Staten Island colleges and universities. Of these faculty members, 54% were female. 15% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

In 2009, Staten Island colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 56 students. Yeshiva Derech Chaim had faculty to student ratio of 1 to 1, which was the highest for all schools in Staten Island.

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