• 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 3,135 students (84% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,135 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,519
  • Out-state tuition: $11,689
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 444 teachers has grown by 181% over five years.
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
444 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of SUNY College of Technology at Canton has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The SUNY College of Technology at Canton diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,135 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,624 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
511 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
315 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,624 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
511 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,250 students
408 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
10%
23%
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% Black
9%
17%
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% White
71%
43%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.48
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
4.29%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
5.13%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,300
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,519 is more than the state average of $5,507. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,689 is more than the state average of $10,195. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,519
$5,507
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,689
$10,195
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,000
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,134
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
83%
72%
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SAT Reading
495
510
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SAT Math
485
495
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SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
20
21
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ACT English
18
19
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ACT Math
20
20
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does SUNY College of Technology at Canton cost?

SUNY College of Technology at Canton's tuition is approximately $7,519 for In-State students and $11,689 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of SUNY College of Technology at Canton?

The acceptance rate of SUNY College of Technology at Canton is 83%, which is higher than the state average of 72%.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,135 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,519
  • Out-state tuition: $11,689
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 29%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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