Utica School of Commerce

Tel: (315)733-2307
324 students
Private for-profit
The Utica School of Commerce is incorporated as Utica School of Commerce, Inc. under the laws of New York State. The Utica School of Commerce is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and is authorized to confer the degrees of Associate in Occupational Studies and Associate in Applied Science on graduates of approved two-year programs.
School Highlights:
Utica School of Commerce serves 324 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 1%.
Utica School of Commerce is one of 3 community colleges within Oneida County, NY.
The nearest community college is Mohawk Valley Community College (1.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Utica School of Commerce Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 27 staff
61 staff
Utica School of Commerce Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 324 has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 324 students 1,296 students
Utica School of Commerce Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
21:1
Utica School of Commerce Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 222 students
814 students
Utica School of Commerce Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 102 students
1,040 students
Utica School of Commerce Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Utica School of Commerce Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Utica School of Commerce Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
15%
Utica School of Commerce Black (2006-2013)
% White
82%
51%
Utica School of Commerce White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Utica School of Commerce More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Utica School of Commerce Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.31 0.68
Utica School of Commerce Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,130 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,130 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,130 $5,660
Utica School of Commerce In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,130 $10,250
Utica School of Commerce Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Utica School of Commerce % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The Utica School of Commerce was founded by Thomas J. Risinger in 1896 in response to an early demand for specialized training in commerce and finance. The Utica School of Commerce, at its founding in 1896, was located on the third floor of the Oneida National Bank Building on the corner of Genesee and Bleecker Streets. In 1915, the school expanded its facilities and moved to the Mayro Building in which it had its facilities for 63 years. On September 1, 1978, the Utica School of Commerce moved to its current location at 201 Bleecker Street. In February, 1985, the Utica School of Commerce opened its Madison County Branch at the Washington Avenue Community Center in Oneida, and in March, 1986, moved to the New York State Jaycees' Building on Route 5 in Canastota. The College opened its new campus adjacent to the Jaycees' Building in September, 1992. USC opened its Oneonta Branch in September 1985, in the New York Telephone Company Building at 17 Elm Street, Oneonta. The Utica School of Commerce was founded in response to an early demand for specialized training. USC offers various programs registered by NY State Department of Education including Business Administration, Administrative Specialist, Health Services Management, Microcomputer Technologies, Legal Office Assistant and several Certificate Programs. The Utica School of Commerce is one of the originators of private business college education in New York. USC continues to provide a friendly spirit, modern facilities and equipment, and a faculty dedicated to preparing students for high standards in a successful career.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,301 per year for in-state students and $10,103 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,953 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 65%. 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in New York is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.