Elmira Business Institute

303 North Main Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Tel: (607)733-7177
400 students
Pivate, for profit
  • EBI's mission is to provide educational and employment opportunities through concentrated, highly structured programs of study that prepare students for entry-level positions. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, http://www.ebi-college.com/disclosures.php
School Highlights
Elmira Business Institute serves 400 students (79% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Elmira Business Institute is the only community colleges within Chemung County, NY.
The nearest community college is Corning Community College (13.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Elmira Business Institute (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, for profit
Total Faculty 33 staff 73 staff
Elmira Business Institute Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 400 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 400 students 1,467 students
Elmira Business Institute Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 27:1
Elmira Business Institute Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 317 students 957 students
Elmira Business Institute Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 83 students 378 students
Elmira Business Institute Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Elmira Business Institute Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
6%
Elmira Business Institute Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
19%
Elmira Business Institute Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
6%
17%
Elmira Business Institute Black (2006-2014)
% White
87%
48%
Elmira Business Institute White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Elmira Business Institute More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
Elmira Business Institute Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.70
Elmira Business Institute Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $14,500 is less than the state average of $16,085. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $14,500 $16,085
Elmira Business Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 93%
Elmira Business Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Elmira Business Institute is a privately owned business college offering degree and certificate programs. Elmira Business Institute has been training men and women in business, vocational and office skills for over 145 years. EBI began as Elmira Business and Shorthand College in 1858. A.J. Warner, the president of this brand new venture in postsecondary education, located his classrooms on the corner of Lake and Water Streets, just a few blocks from the present home of EBI. We have been at our present location at Langdon Plaza since June 1999. The new state-of-the-art facilities built to accommodate increases in student population and to provide classrooms and labs for new developing technology and programs. EBI opened our branch campus in Vestal, NY in May 2003. Elmira Business Institute is approved by the New York Board of Regents to confer the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree (A.O.S.). The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,444 per year for in-state students and $8,510 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,085 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.