Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

State Routes 30 and 86
Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0265
Tel: (518)327-6000
  • The Paul Smith's College community provides a dynamic educational environment which encourages students to be actively engaged in their own learning experience by fostering creative, ethical and intellectual growth.
School Highlights
  • Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science serves 892 students (99% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is one of 2 community colleges within Franklin County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is North Country Community College (10.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 46% over five years.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty64 staff85 staff
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 892 has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment892 students1,688 students
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:127:1
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students882 students1,163 students
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students10 students525 students
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
897451
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
6%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
19%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
3%
17%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Black (2007-2016)
% White
92%
48%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
-
1%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science More (2011-2012)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 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.0.150.70
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,200$35,300
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $26,146 is more than the state average of $16,254. The private state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$26,146$16,254
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$24,353$13,747
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$14,000$5,868
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate98%70%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,4051,466
SAT Reading480476
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science SAT Reading (2011-2016)
SAT Math480505
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science SAT Math (2011-2016)
SAT Writing445485
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science SAT Writing (2011-2016)
ACT Total Avg.5960
ACT Composite2122
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science ACT Composite (2011-2016)
ACT English1818
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science ACT English (2011-2016)
ACT Math2020
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science ACT Math (2011-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Paul Smith's College is set in the Adirondacks of Northern New York amid awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling lakes and lush forests. The main campus of the 14,200 acre property is on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, providing a safe, comfortable and invigorating environment to obtain baccalaureate or associate degrees. Students may choose from a variety of four-and two- year degree programs. Bachelor's programs include Biology, Business, Culinary Arts and Service Management, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, Natural Resources, and Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism (RATE). Alternatively, careers also start with Associate degrees in programs such as Business, Culinary Arts, Forest Recreation or Forest Technician, Liberal Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Outdoor Recreation, Surveying, or Urban Tree Management. Our small class sizes allow each student to realize his or her potential. The 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means teachers, mentors, and advisors are always close at hand to listen and encourage individual growth. And, although our community is small, our scope extends far beyond the Adirondacks. Paul Smith's College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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.