Elmira Business Institute

303 North Main Street
Elmira, NY 14901-0000
Tel: (607)733-7177
  • 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 327 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 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.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty33 staff85 staff
Elmira Business Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 327 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 24:1 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 Enrollment327 students1,688 students
Elmira Business Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:127:1
Elmira Business Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students327 students1,163 students
Elmira Business Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students83 students525 students
Elmira Business Institute Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Elmira Business Institute Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Elmira Business Institute Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Elmira Business Institute Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Elmira Business Institute Black (2007-2016)
% White
Elmira Business Institute White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Elmira Business Institute More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
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.0.240.70
Elmira Business Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Elmira Business Institute Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,800$35,300
Elmira Business Institute Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,400 is more than the state average of $16,254. The private state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,400$16,254
Elmira Business Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
Elmira Business Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,747
Elmira Business Institute Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,218$5,868
Elmira Business Institute Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,480 per year for in-state students and $9,953 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,254 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. 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.