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240 Colleges
31,771 Yearly Graduations
$71,223 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,990 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New York ranked #6 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2021. Around 31,771 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $17,806 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $20,958 a year.

About 58% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,747 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,035 Yearly Degrees
$7,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New York City College of Technology is 15,513, which includes 9,846 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 57% are men and 43% are women.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,364 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from City Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,174 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Apex Technical School

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

The total student population at Apex Technical School is 1,140, which includes 878 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

66% of Apex Technical School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,542 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Apex Technical School is $33,621.

#3

Hunter Business School

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

The total student population at Hunter Business School is 1,099, which includes 737 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,604 a year. Hunter Business School has a 4.2% 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 $31,065 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
803 Yearly Degrees

There are 169 full-time undergraduates at Christine Valmy International School, and 589 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Christine Valmy International School take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,964 a year. Christine Valmy International School has a 7.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#5

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
766 Yearly Degrees
$35,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,102 undergraduates at The Culinary Institute of America, of which 3,102 are full-time, and there are 3,231 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $13,672 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from The Culinary Institute of America with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,122 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
633 Yearly Degrees
$15,295 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,055 full-time undergraduates at Bryant & Stratton College - Online, and 5,594 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

87% of Bryant & Stratton College - Online students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,777 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% 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 $25,049 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Alfred State College

Alfred, New York
Public Public vs. Private
604 Yearly Degrees
$8,857 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,667 students at Alfred State in total, 3,359 are full-time undergraduates. 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 82%. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 38% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,405 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Alfred State is $39,809.

#8

Excelsior University

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

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Excelsior University has a 3.7% 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 $61,752 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
560 Yearly Degrees
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hudson Valley Community College is 8,933, which includes 4,545 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

29% of HVCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,590 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,459 during the early-career years.

#10

Access Careers

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

The total student population at Access Careers is 125, which includes 66 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Access Careers take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,091 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#11

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
Public Public vs. Private
492 Yearly Degrees
$10,455 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,782 students at SUNY Stony Brook in total, 18,010 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,586 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at SUNY Stony Brook. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

39% of SUNY Stony Brook students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,671 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SUNY Stony Brook is $51,975.

#12

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, New York
Public Public vs. Private
484 Yearly Degrees
$8,576 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,948 undergraduates at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, of which 7,860 are full-time, and there are 10,018 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 56% of accepted students are men, and 44% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,334 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% 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 $53,647.

#13

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
Public Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees
$5,722 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,059 full-time undergraduates at Erie Community College, and 8,364 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Erie Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,380 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

New Age Training

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

There are 215 full-time undergraduates at New Age Training, and 215 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 85% of students at New Age Training take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,873 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from New Age Training is $20,894.

#15

Erie 1 BOCES

West Seneca, New York
Public Public vs. Private
434 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Erie 1 BOCES is 403, which includes 403 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Erie 1 BOCES. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

Roughly 94% of students at Erie 1 BOCES take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,221 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Erie 1 BOCES is $35,909.

#16

ASA College

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

There are 2,580 full-time undergraduates at ASA Institute, and 2,965 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 41% of students at ASA Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,370 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 $26,837 during the early-career years.

#17

Queensborough Community College

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

There are 7,497 full-time undergraduates at QCC, and 12,405 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 4% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,503 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from QCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,103 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
Public Public vs. Private
413 Yearly Degrees
$5,662 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Monroe Community College is 10,161, which includes 5,493 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 35% of students at Monroe Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,448 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Monroe Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,960 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Mildred Elley NYC

New York, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
406 Yearly Degrees
$15,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mildred Elley NYC is 1,163, which includes 1,163 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 39 to 1.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,478 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mildred Elley NYC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,853 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
394 Yearly Degrees
$50,951 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rochester Institute of Technology is 16,158, of which 13,412 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,122 are full-time. It takes the average RIT undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 60% of accepted students are men, and 40% are women.

65% of RIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RIT is $56,507.

#21

Allen School - Brooklyn

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

The total student population at Allen School - Brooklyn is 184, which includes 184 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 96% of students at Allen School - Brooklyn take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,825 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Allen School - Brooklyn with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,207 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

SUNY Broome

Binghamton, New York
Public Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$6,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at SUNY Broome is 5,386, which includes 2,971 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at SUNY Broome take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,912 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,344 during the early-career years.

#23

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
336 Yearly Degrees
$16,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,739 undergraduates at Monroe College, of which 4,162 are full-time, and there are 6,541 students altogether. It takes the average Monroe College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

40% of Monroe College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,972 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Monroe College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,738 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Institute of Culinary Education

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

The total student population at Institute of Culinary Education is 450, which includes 35 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

18% of Institute of Culinary Education students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $29,405 a year. Institute of Culinary Education has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Institute of Culinary Education with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,306 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

LaGuardia Community College

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

There are 16,971 students at LaGuardia in total, 9,179 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 2% of students at LaGuardia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,551 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,591 during the early-career years.

Other New York Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Access Careers Islandia 318
27 Suffolk County Community College 301
28 Touro College 296
29 Nassau Community College 295
30 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology 294
31 Allen School - Jamaica 286
32 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Rochester 279
32 York College 279
34 Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES 274
35 Long Island Nail Skin & Hair Institute 272
36 SUNY Delhi 262
37 Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers 260
38 Lincoln Technical Institute - Whitestone 257
39 Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics 251
40 Borough of Manhattan Community College 244
41 Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing 242
42 Lehman College 234
43 New York Medical Career Training Center 226
44 Kingsborough Community College 223
44 Center for Allied Health Education 223
46 New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants 218
47 New York Institute of Beauty 216
48 National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Liverpool 215
49 SUNY Canton 211
50 Continental School of Beauty Culture, Mattydale 209
50 AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing 209
52 Mohawk Valley Community College 200
53 Niagara County Community College 198
54 Mandl School - The College of Allied Health 182
54 Plaza College 182
56 New York Automotive and Diesel Institute 178
57 Berkeley College - New York 175
58 The College at Brockport 170
59 SUNY Westchester Community College 167
60 Shear Ego International School of Hair Design 165
61 Onondaga Community College 163
62 Veeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing 162
63 Western Suffolk BOCES 160
64 Aveda Institute - New York 159
65 Empire Beauty School-Manhattan 156
65 National Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo 156
67 Aesthetic Science Institute 152
68 St John’s University - New York 140
68 Long Island Beauty School-Hauppauge 140
70 Bronx Community College 137
71 Brittany Beauty Academy 136
71 New York University 136
73 Hostos Community College 135
73 Trocaire College 135
75 The Salon Professional Academy - Tonawanda 134
76 Berk Trade and Business School 133
77 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 130
78 Mildred Elley Albany 128
78 The College of Westchester 128
80 Grace International Beauty School 126
81 New York School of Esthetics & Day Spa 124
82 Berkowits School of Electrolysis 123
83 Arrojo Cosmetology School 122
84 Buffalo State 119
84 New York College of Health Professions 119
86 Brittany Beauty Academy 116
86 Albany BOCES - Adult Practical Nursing Program 116
88 Jamestown Community College 110
89 Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES-Center for Workforce Development 109
90 Continental School of Beauty Culture, West Seneca 108
91 Finger Lakes Community College 107
92 United States Merchant Marine Academy 106
93 Metropolitan Learning Institute 102
93 Brittany Beauty Academy 102
93 Paul Mitchell the School Schenectady 102
96 Dutchess Community College 101
97 Westchester School for Dental Assistant 99
98 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 95
99 Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES 92
99 Electrical Training Center 92
101 Herkimer County Community College 91
102 North Country Community College 90
102 Orange County Community College 90
104 SUNY Schenectady County Community College 89
105 EDP School 86
106 Modern Welding School 85
106 Utica College 85
108 American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service 83
108 Hofstra University 83
110 Bryant & Stratton College - Syracuse North 82
111 Bryant & Stratton College - Buffalo 81
111 Empire Beauty School-Queens 81
113 Maria College of Albany 79
113 Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 79
115 Genesee Community College 78
115 Morrisville State College 78
117 Clarkson University 77
117 Wagner College 77
119 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 76
119 SUNY Cobleskill 76
121 LIU Post 74
121 Genesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 74
123 DeVry College of New York 72
124 Manhattan School of Computer Technology 69
125 Transitions Career Institute School of Nursing 66
126 The Graduate Center, CUNY 65
127 SUNY Maritime College 62
127 Upstate Medical University 62
129 Career School of NY 61
130 St. Joseph’s College - New York 60
131 American Beauty School 56
131 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Staten Island 56
133 Fulton-Montgomery Community College 55
134 Ace Institute of Technology 54
135 Long Island Beauty School-Hempstead 53
135 Rockland Community College 53
135 Empire Beauty School-Brooklyn 53
138 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Queens 52
139 Villa Maria College 51
140 Pace University - New York 50
141 Culinary Tech Center 46
142 Cayuga County Community College 45
142 D’Youville College 45
142 Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 45
145 Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Syracuse 44
146 Bryant & Stratton College - Greece 43
146 Corning Community College 43
146 Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 43
146 Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 43
150 Madison Oneida BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 41
150 Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology 41
150 Empire Beauty School-Rochester 41
153 Molloy College 40
154 Metropolitan College of New York 39
154 Hunter College 39
154 Charles Stuart School of Diamond Setting 39
154 Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care Training 39
158 Island Drafting and Technical Institute 38
159 Adirondack Community College 37
159 University at Buffalo 37
159 United States Military Academy 37
159 Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 37
159 Merkaz Bnos-Business School 37
159 Barber & Beauty Institute of New York 37
165 Orange Ulster BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 36
165 Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 36
167 Ithaca College 35
167 Tompkins Cortland Community College 35
167 New York Institute of Massage Inc 35
167 Empire Beauty School-Buffalo 35
171 Rockland County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 34
172 Marist College 33
172 Mercy College 33
174 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 32
174 Westchester School of Beauty Culture 32
176 Jefferson Community College 31
176 Manhattan College 31
176 SUNY Cortland 31
179 Empire Beauty School-Peekskill 30
179 Sharp Edgez Barber Institute 30
181 Pacific College of Health and Science 28
181 Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES 28
181 Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Rochester 28
181 Center for Ultrasound Research & Education 28
185 New York Institute of Technology 27
185 Alliance Computing Solutions 27
187 Roberts Wesleyan College 26
188 Cayuga Onondaga BOCES - Practical Nursing Program 25
189 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science 24
189 St. Francis College 24
191 Sullivan County Community College 23
191 SUNY Plattsburgh 23
191 Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics NYC 23
194 Bryant & Stratton College - Albany 22
194 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 22
196 Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 21
196 Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation 21
198 College of Staten Island CUNY 20
198 Daemen College 20
198 Midway Paris Beauty School 20
198 Jefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 20
202 Ulster BOCES School of Practical Nursing 19
203 SUNY Empire State College 18
204 Clinton Community College 16
204 Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego-Boces-Practical-Nursing-Program 16
206 Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 14
206 St. Bonaventure University 14
208 Dominican College of Blauvelt 13
208 Anousheh School of Hair 13
210 University of Rochester 11
210 Leon Studio One School of Beauty Knowledge 11
212 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 10
212 CVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology 10
212 Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing 10
215 Alfred University 9
215 Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology 9
217 SUNY Ulster 8
217 Eastern Suffolk BOCES 8
219 Columbia-Greene Community College 7
220 Arnot Ogden Medical Center 6
220 Marion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital 6
220 SUNY Fredonia 6
223 Iona College 5
224 Medaille College 4
225 Medgar Evers College 3
225 Nazareth College 3
225 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 3
228 Elmira College 2
228 The College of Saint Rose 2
230 Hartwick College 1
230 Keuka College 1
230 Le Moyne College 1
233 Canisius College 0
233 Cornell University 0
233 The City College of New York 0
233 Jamestown Business College 0
233 St. Thomas Aquinas College 0
233 University at Albany 0
233 SUNY Potsdam 0
233 Orleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program 0

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