• 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 served 282 students (79% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 was higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment was 12% of the student body (majority Black), which was less than the state average of 57%.

School Overview

Utica School of Commerce
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
25 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
282 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
224 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
58 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
313 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
224 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
408 students
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
2%
23%
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% Black
9%
17%
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% White
88%
43%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.22
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
36%
27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,400
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$13,500
$16,274
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$16,940
$12,674
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,820
$5,523
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Acceptance Rate
100%
69%
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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: 2016 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Utica School of Commerce cost?

Utica School of Commerce's private state tuition is approximately $13,500.

What is the acceptance rate of Utica School of Commerce?

The acceptance rate of Utica School of Commerce is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 69%.

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