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255 Colleges
34,411 Yearly Graduations
$68,671 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,654 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 34,411 students received a trade school degree from a college in New York, making it rank #6 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New York is $17,168 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $20,256 a year.

An estimated 60% of college students in New York take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,664 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Manhattan Institute

New York, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,289 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Manhattan Institute is 524, which includes 104 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,037 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#2

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
994 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,288 students at Apex Technical School in total, 934 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 65% of students at Apex Technical School take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,630 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 28.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Apex Technical School with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
987 Yearly Degrees
$33,690 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,956 undergraduates at The Culinary Institute of America, of which 2,956 are full-time, and there are 2,990 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,291 a year. The Culinary Institute of America has a 7.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from The Culinary Institute of America with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
930 Yearly Degrees
$7,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,269 students at City Tech in total, 10,902 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 59% of accepted students are men, and 41% are women.

Roughly 4% of students at City Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,484 a year. City Tech has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

#5

Hunter Business School

Levittown, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
881 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,093 students at Hunter Business School in total, 727 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

75% of Hunter Business School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,213 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Hunter Business School with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
683 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Excelsior College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $54,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
Public Public vs. Private
656 Yearly Degrees
$5,575 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,706 full-time undergraduates at Erie Community College, and 10,529 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 35% of students at Erie Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,607 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
569 Yearly Degrees
$5,962 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,636 full-time undergraduates at HVCC, and 10,896 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

33% of HVCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,245 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

#9

Alfred State College

Alfred, New York
Public Public vs. Private
539 Yearly Degrees
$8,852 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,456 full-time undergraduates at Alfred State, and 3,737 students altogether. For undergraduates at Alfred State, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 63% are men and 37% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,372 a year. Alfred State has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,900 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
485 Yearly Degrees

There are 495 students at Christine Valmy International School in total, 152 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

38% of Christine Valmy International School students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,688 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#10

The International Culinary Center

New York, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
485 Yearly Degrees

There are 242 full-time undergraduates at The International Culinary Center, and 428 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

25% of The International Culinary Center students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $15,037 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from The International Culinary Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Access Careers

Hempstead, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
482 Yearly Degrees

There are 44 full-time undergraduates at Access Careers, and 44 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Access Careers is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,651 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#13

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Public Public vs. Private
473 Yearly Degrees
$10,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,522 undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook, of which 16,341 are full-time, and there are 26,256 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at SUNY Stony Brook is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at SUNY Stony Brook take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,384 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Stony Brook is $39,300.

#14

Institute of Culinary Education

New York, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
455 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#15

ASA College

Brooklyn, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
443 Yearly Degrees
$12,728 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,828 full-time undergraduates at ASA Institute, and 4,356 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,413 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ASA Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

Liverpool, New York
Public Public vs. Private
415 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES is 427, which includes 427 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 75% of students at Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,841 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#17

SUNY Delhi

Delhi, New York
Public Public vs. Private
413 Yearly Degrees
$8,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at SUNY Delhi is 3,232, of which 3,170 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,514 are full-time. It takes the average SUNY Delhi undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,425 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

#18

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
400 Yearly Degrees
$44,695 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 16,463, of which 13,513 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,486 are full-time. It takes the average RIT undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,753 a year. RIT has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from RIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York
Public Public vs. Private
391 Yearly Degrees
$5,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,411 students at QCC in total, 9,232 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

4% of QCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,674 a year. QCC has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from QCC is $25,300.

#20

Mildred Elley NYC

New York, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
388 Yearly Degrees
$14,973 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 993 students at Mildred Elley NYC in total, 993 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 36 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Mildred Elley NYC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,671 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, New York
Public Public vs. Private
371 Yearly Degrees
$8,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Farmingdale State College is 9,970, of which 9,916 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,689 are full-time. It takes the average SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 45% are women.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,584 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is $41,300.

#22

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
Public Public vs. Private
349 Yearly Degrees
$5,218 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,300 students at LaGuardia in total, 10,671 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,331 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LaGuardia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
Public Public vs. Private
345 Yearly Degrees
$5,336 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Monroe Community College is 12,273, which includes 7,483 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,352 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
334 Yearly Degrees
$14,836 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,924 full-time undergraduates at Bryant & Stratton College - Online, and 4,442 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 83% of students at Bryant & Stratton College - Online take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,144 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bryant & Stratton College - Online with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Allen School - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees

There are 149 full-time undergraduates at Allen School - Brooklyn, and 149 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at Allen School - Brooklyn take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,358 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Allen School - Brooklyn is $19,700.

Other New York Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Monroe College 317
27 Erie 1 BOCES 313
28 Suffolk County Community College 299
29 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology 279
29 Empire Beauty School-Manhattan 279
31 SUNY Canton 277
32 Lincoln Technical Institute - Whitestone 270
33 Allen School - Jamaica 266
34 Touro College 261
34 Berk Trade and Business School 261
36 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester 258
37 Nassau Community College 254
38 New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants 252
39 Kingsborough Community College 251
40 Mercy College 238
41 Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers 236
42 Niagara County Community College 234
43 Lehman College 231
44 Mandl School - The College of Allied Health 227
45 Mohawk Valley Community College 224
46 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Mattydale 222
47 National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Liverpool 217
48 Grace International Beauty School 207
49 SUNY Broome 205
49 New York Automotive and Diesel Institute 205
51 Access Careers Islandia 204
52 Metropolitan Learning Institute 201
53 New York Medical Career Training Center 196
54 Borough of Manhattan Community College 195
55 Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics 194
55 New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education 194
57 The College at Brockport 182
58 Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute 174
59 SUNY Westchester Community College 173
60 York College 168
61 Bryant & Stratton College - Buffalo 166
62 SUNY Maritime College 165
63 New York Institute of Beauty 163
64 New Age Training 162
64 Aveda Institute - New York 162
66 Berkeley College - New York 159
67 Western Suffolk BOCES 157
68 New York College of Health Professions 156
69 St John’s University - New York 155
70 Brittany Beauty Academy 147
71 Trocaire College 146
71 Plaza College 146
71 Albany BOCES - Adult Practical Nursing Program 146
74 The Salon Professional Academy - Tonawanda 145
75 Culinary Tech Center 144
76 Mildred Elley Albany 140
76 National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo 140
78 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 138
78 Bronx Community College 138
78 Buffalo State 138
81 Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing 133
81 Berkowits School of Electrolysis 133
83 Sharp Edgez Barber Institute 132
84 Onondaga Community College 128
85 Morrisville State College 126
86 Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES-Center for Workforce Development 125
86 Utica College 125
88 Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES 123
89 LIU Post 122
89 Hostos Community College 122
89 Branford Hall Career Institute - Amityville 122
92 Medaille College 120
93 Continental School of Beauty Culture, West Seneca 114
93 Bryant & Stratton College - Syracuse North 114
93 Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 114
96 Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady 113
97 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 112
98 United States Merchant Marine Academy 111
99 Long Island Beauty School-Hauppauge 110
99 Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 110
99 Shear Ego International School of Hair Design 110
99 Finger Lakes Community College 110
103 The College of Westchester 109
104 New York School of Esthetics & Day Spa 108
105 Manhattan School of Computer Technology 107
106 Modern Welding School 106
106 Empire Beauty School-Queens 106
106 Aesthetic Science Institute 106
106 AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing 106
110 Brittany Beauty Academy 105
111 Genesee Community College 104
111 North Country Community College 104
113 New York University 101
113 Orange County Community College 101
115 Maria College of Albany 100
116 American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service 95
117 Arrojo Cosmetology School 94
118 Electrical Training Center 90
119 SUNY Schenectady County Community College 89
120 Jamestown Community College 87
121 Hofstra University 85
122 Clarkson University 84
123 Brittany Beauty Academy 83
124 EDP School 81
124 Genesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 81
126 Ace Institute of Technology 79
126 Empire Beauty School-Brooklyn 79
126 Brittany Beauty Academy 79
129 Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing 76
130 The Graduate Center, CUNY 74
130 American Beauty School 74
130 Dutchess Community College 74
133 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 72
133 Upstate Medical University 72
135 Career School of NY 71
135 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Staten Island 71
137 Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy 70
138 Westchester School for Dental Assistant 67
139 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Queens 66
140 Pace University - New York 65
141 Bryant & Stratton College - Greece 64
141 Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 64
143 Rockland Community College 62
143 SUNY Cobleskill 62
143 Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 62
146 Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Rochester 61
147 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 60
148 Metropolitan College of New York 57
149 Orange Ulster BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 56
150 Elmira Business Institute 55
151 Long Island Barber Institute 53
152 Merkaz Bnos-Business School 52
152 Corning Community College 52
154 United States Military Academy 51
155 Carsten Institute of Cosmetology 50
156 Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Syracuse 48
156 Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead 48
158 Finger Lakes School of Massage 47
158 Herkimer County Community College 47
160 Cayuga County Community College 46
160 St. Joseph’s College - Long Island 46
162 SUNY Ulster 45
162 D’Youville College 45
164 Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation 43
164 Jefferson Community College 43
164 Westchester School of Beauty Culture 43
167 Ithaca College 42
167 Rockland County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 42
167 Hunter College 42
170 Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics NYC 40
170 Center for Ultrasound Research & Education 40
170 Bryant & Stratton College - Albany 40
173 Charles Stuart School of Diamond Setting 39
174 Manhattan College 38
174 Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES 38
174 Transitions Career Institute School of Nursing 38
174 Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 38
178 Wagner College 37
178 Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing 37
178 Pacific College of Health and Science 37
178 Tompkins Cortland Community College 37
178 Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 37
183 Empire Beauty School-Buffalo 36
183 Molloy College 36
183 New York Institute of Technology 36
183 Island Drafting and Technical Institute 36
187 Empire Beauty School-Rochester 35
188 Marist College 34
188 Concordia College - New York 34
188 Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology 34
191 Fulton-Montgomery Community College 33
191 Madison Oneida BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 33
191 New York Institute of Massage Inc 33
194 Sullivan County Community College 32
195 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 31
195 Villa Maria College 31
197 University at Buffalo 30
197 Roberts Wesleyan College 30
199 Midway Paris Beauty School 29
200 DeVry College of New York 28
200 St. Francis College 28
202 Clinton Community College 27
203 Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 25
203 Adirondack Community College 25
205 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Olean 24
206 Daemen College 23
207 Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 21
207 SUNY Plattsburgh 21
207 Columbia-Greene Community College 21
210 Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care Training 20
210 Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES - Practical Nursing Program 20
212 Empire Beauty School-Peekskill 19
212 John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute-Goldwell Product Artistry 19
214 Cayuga Onondaga BOCES - Practical Nursing Program 18
214 Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 18
216 St. Joseph’s College - New York 17
217 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 16
217 Alliance Computing Solutions 16
217 University of Rochester 16
220 Dominican College of Blauvelt 15
220 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 15
220 Alfred University 15
223 Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge 14
223 SUNY Cortland 14
223 Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego-Boces-Practical-Nursing-Program 14
226 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 13
227 Medgar Evers College 11
227 College of Staten Island CUNY 11
229 Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing 10
229 St. Bonaventure University 10
231 Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing 9
231 Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 9
233 CVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology 8
234 Canisius College 7
234 Nazareth College 7
236 SUNY Fredonia 6
236 Marion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital 6
238 Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology 5
238 Anousheh School of Hair 5
238 Arnot Ogden Medical Center 5
241 Iona College 4
241 The City College of New York 4
241 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 4
244 The College of Saint Rose 3
245 Le Moyne College 1
245 St. Thomas Aquinas College 1
245 Elmira College 1
245 SUNY Empire State College 1
249 Jamestown Business College 0
249 University at Albany 0
249 Cornell University 0
249 SUNY Potsdam 0
249 Keuka College 0
249 Stella and Charles Guttman Community College 0
249 Hartwick College 0

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