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Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For Educator Preparation Programs in Teacher Education (Undergraduate and Graduate) and Communication Sciences and Disorders (Undergraduate):
Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Please note that Elmira College is a member of AAQEP.  Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator programs offered by Elmira College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.   

For Nursing:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000

Additional information related to accreditation can be obtained from the Office of the Provost located in McGraw 107. Contact number is (607) 735-1804.

Graduation and Retention

Our 6-year graduation rate (FT undergraduates entering in Fall 2014) is 65.3%.

Fall 2014 Freshman Cohort Graduating by Ethnicity
Ethnicity Entering Women Men Total % Graduating
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 1 0 1 50.0%
Asian 12 7 0 7 58.3%
Black or African American 14 6 3 9 64.3%
Hispanics of Any Race 14 3 1 4 28.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 0 0.0%
Non-Resident Alien 11 5 4 9 81.8%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 14 7 3 10 71.4%
Two or More Races 4 1 0 1 25.0%
White 258 125 49 174 67.4%
Grand Total: 329 155 60 215 65.3%
Income-Based Graduation Rates
  Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant Students Who Did Not Receive Either a Pell Grant or a Subsidized Stafford Loan Total
Initial 2015 Cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students. 92 96 69 257
Of the initial 2015 Cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions. 0 0 0 0
Final 2015 cohort, after adjust for allowable exclusions. 92 96 69 257
Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2019) 55 65 35 155
Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years, but in five years or less (after Aug. 31, 2019 and by Aug. 31, 2020). 3 3 2 8
Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years, but in six years or less (after Aug. 31, 2020 and by Aug. 31, 2021). 0 0 0 0
Total graduating within 6 years: 58 68 37 163
6-year graduation rate for 2014 cohort: 63.0% 70.8% 53.6% 63.4%

For the freshman class that entered in Fall 2017, 78% returned for Fall 2018.

Student Population

  • We currently enroll students from 27 US States and 13 countries
  • Fall 2020 Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment: 681
  • Fall 2020 Part-Time Undergraduate Enrollment: 34
  • Fall 2020 Graduate Enrollment: 53
  • Total Fall 2020 Enrollment: 768

Campus Safety and Security

Elmira College's Annual Security Report (ASR) can be found on our Campus Safety page.

A hard copy of this report may be obtained by contacting the Director of Campus Safety at (607) 735-1777. The office is located at 710 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901.


Our current student faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

View Our Majors

Information on graduate programs is available by visiting our Graduate Programs page.

Elmira College has a Teacher Education program with certification in a variety of subjects. Our most recent Title II report with information on enrollment and outcomes can be viewed here:

Elmira College has a Nurse Education program. Testing pass rates are as follows:

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates for First Attempt
Year Number Eligible Number Attempted Number Passing on the First Attempt EC Pass Rate(Mean Percent) National Baccalaureate Pass Rate
2018 68 68 57 83.82% 91.57%
2019 45 45 34 75.56% 91.22%
2020 46 46 34 73.91% 90.29%
Total: 159 159 125 77.76% 91.02%

Additional information regarding the Nurse Education program can be found on the Nursing Learning Outcomes page.

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Elmira College agrees to provide notifications to students related to professional licensure.  Any institution approved to participate in SARA that offers courses or programs designed to lead to professional licensure or certification or advertised as leading to licensure must satisfy all federal requirements for disclosures regarding such professional licensure programs under 34 §C.F.R. 668.43.

For SARA purposes, institutions that are unable, after all reasonable efforts, to determine whether a program will meet state professional licensure requirements shall provide the student or applicant with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards, and advise the student or applicant to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student is located.  For additional information, students may visit the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory at   

Requirements vary by state.  Consequently, Elmira College strongly recommends that a prospective student contact the appropriate licensing agency or board in that student’s home state or territory – including states that are members of NC-SARA – BEFORE beginning any academic program or coursework.  It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of New York.   

Although Elmira College will soon be seeking New York State Education Department (NYSED) approval to add the distance education modality to its Master of Science in Education (MSED) programs, courses in those programs will be offered in the distance education format pursuant to NYSED’s recent extension of distance education flexibility through the 2022-23 academic year.  This means that Elmira College and other institutions across New York are permitted to offer or continue offering programs through distance education for the prescribed period without triggering the need to register those programs in the distance education format.  For additional information on Elmira College’s MSED offerings, please visit

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

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