Utica School of Commerce (Closed 2016)

  • 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 serves 282 students (79% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Utica School of Commerce is one of 2 community colleges within Oneida County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Utica School of Commerce is Mohawk Valley Community College (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Utica School of Commerce(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty25 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Utica School of Commerce has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Utica School of Commerce diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment282 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:128:1
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# Full-Time Students224 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students58 students538 students
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
2%
19%
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% Black
9%
17%
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% White
88%
49%
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Diversity Score0.220.69
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College Completion Rate
36%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,400$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,500 is less than the state average of $16,236. The private state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,500$16,236
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,940$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,820$5,549
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Acceptance Rate100%69%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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