• The mission of Mildred Elley is to provide quality career education and technical training to allow students of diverse educational, cultural and personal backgrounds to become successful in an ever-changing global economy. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all of our graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning.

School Highlights

Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus serves 360 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,205
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 92%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
54 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus has declined by 51% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
360 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
355 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
5 students
579 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
1%
24%
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% Black
7%
19%
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% White
8%
39%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
83%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.30
0.74
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College Completion Rate
29%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,100
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $11,205 is less than the state average of $16,522. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$11,205
$16,522
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,964
$14,216
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
89%
75%
This chart display the percent admitted of Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus and the community college average percent admitted of NY by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Mrs. Augusta Mildred founded the school in 1917. Since then, the school has grown, became co-educational, added numerous fields to its course offerings, and became a degree-granting, accredited institution of higher education. In 1985, Faith Ann Takes became President of Mildred Elley School. Under her leadership, the school entered an era of change and growth. In ten years, the enrollment grew from thirty-seven to over five hundred students. In 1985, the school became co-educational. In 1989, an evening division was created and has grown to nearly the size of the day division. In 2002, a weekend division was added. Since January 1997, graduates have been able to earn the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree. In 1998, Mildred Elley moved into its current location at 800 New Loudon Road in Latham. This modern 21,000 square-foot facility is conveniently located in Latham Circle Mall, close to major access roads in the Capital Region. Our programs offer the most advanced job training available because we know how crucial up-to-date employment skills are to your professional development. We offer Associate's Degree (A.O.S.) and Undergraduate Certificate in Game Design and 3D Animation, Digital Graphics and Multimedia Design, Massage Therapy Degree Program, Business Management Programs, Information Technology Programs, Medical Studies programs, Office Technologies Programs, Paralegal Studies Programs and Travel and Tourism Program. Mildred Elley is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, certificates, and the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. This accreditation is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,205
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 92%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Albany County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Albany County, NY is Bryant & Stratton College-Albany. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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