SUNY College of Technology at Canton

34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617-1098
Tel: (315)386-7011
3,278 students
Public institution
  • SUNY Canton College of Technology, a comprehensive, residential college in the State University of New York system, prepares students in a safe and supportive environment in a way that celebrates success and discourages failure. The College serves a culturally diverse statewide audience and educates people for responsible membership in an ever changing technological society.
School Highlights
SUNY College of Technology at Canton serves 3,278 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
SUNY College of Technology at Canton is the only community colleges within Saint Lawrence County, NY.
The nearest community college is Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (47.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 158 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
SUNY College of Technology at Canton (NY) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private, for profit
Total Faculty 158 staff 73 staff
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 3,278 has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,278 students 1,467 students
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 27:1
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,793 students 957 students
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 485 students 378 students
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,250 400
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
6%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
5%
19%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
9%
17%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Black (2006-2014)
% White
69%
48%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
9%
4%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton 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. 0.50 0.70
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $6,859 is more than the state average of $4,444. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,029 is more than the state average of $8,510. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,859 $4,444
SUNY College of Technology at Canton In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,029 $8,510
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 93%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 81% 75%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The State University of New York at Canton is a public, coeducational, residential college located on a spacious campus along the banks of the Grasse River. Its northern location places SUNY Canton close to the Adirondack Mountains, the St. Lawrence River, and major Canadian cities such as Ottawa and Montreal. Originally founded in 1906 as the School of Agriculture (SOA) at St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton was the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York authorized by the Legislature. In 1941, SOA was renamed the New York State Agricultural and Technical Institute (ATI). ATI became a member college of the State University of New York in 1948. To recognize advanced technology programs added in the 1950's and '60's, the college underwent another name change in 1965, this time becoming the State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College at Canton, or ATC. In 1987, the University's Board of Trustees authorized yet another name change -- to the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton. SUNY Canton cultivates the minds of tomorrow as Northern New York's two and four-year college for technology, health, management and public service. SUNY Canton offers seven majors leading to bachelor degrees, 23 programs leading to associate degrees, and 12 programs leading to one-year certificates. Numerous articulation agreements with other institutions provide for other opportunities in fields such as business administration, forestry and medicine. Graduates of two-year programs may either stay and continue on in one of the bachelor degree programs, transfer to another institution, or begin their career immediately. Academic facilities include eight classroom buildings, containing many specialized labs for practice in technology-based disciplines; Southworth Library, which houses more than 65,000 volumes, 6,000 microfilms, 300 periodical subscriptions and 1,500 video and audio recordings, and access to more than 25 electronic information research databases. The State University of New York at Canton is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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