Utica College is a private institution of higher learning in Utica, New York. Utica College was founded in 1946; however, the early beginning of the university is a result of Syracuse University’s extension course option. In 1946, Syracuse recognized Utica College as a four-year institution and an extension of Syracuse University, and in 1995 UC became a fully independent university. Today, Utica College offers a variety of degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level in addition to certificates. Utica College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Utica College has 2,697 total undergraduates with 532 freshmen. UC also has 1,021 graduate students. Sixty-three percent of students return for their sophomore year and 44 percent of students graduate within six years. The average age of all students is 24 and 21 for full time students. About 19 percent of Utica College students are part-time. The UC student body is primarily female with 58 percent female students and 42 percent male students. Eighty-three percent of Utica College students are in-state and 17 percent of students are out-of-state. A vast majority of students identify as Caucasian at 73 percent followed by 11 percent of students identifying at African American, seven percent of students identifying as Hispanic and two percent of students identifying as Asian.
Because Utica is a private institution, tuition is the same regardless of in- or out-of-state student status. Students seeking financial aid options have several choices available to them. At Utica College, students can take advantage of tuition payment plans, Federal Financial aid, grants and scholarships. UC students had 71 percent of their need met. While 96 percent of students applied for need-based aid, 95 percent of students were judged to have need and were offered aid. A total of nine percent of students had their full need met. Utica College students received 60 percent of financial aid from scholarships and grants and 40 percent of aid from loans and part-time jobs.
Utica College offers several degree options online including certificates and also bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. Students who wish to earn a certificate must complete an average of 18 credits. Bachelor’s degree require students to complete approximately 125 credit hours. Students pursuing their Master’s must complete an average of 38 credit hours.
Students interested in a degree or program from Utica College should request more information.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private not-for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,146
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