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

Fall 2014 Freshman Cohort Graduating by Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native210150.0%
Black or African American1463964.3%
Hispanics of Any Race1431428.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander00000.0%
Non-Resident Alien1154981.8%
Race and Ethnicity Unknown14731071.4%
Two or More Races410125.0%
Grand Total3291556021565.3%

Income-Based Graduation Rates

Recipients of a Federal Pell GrantRecipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan Who Did Not Receive a Pell GrantStudents Who Did Not Receive Either a Pell Grant or a Subsidized Stafford LoanTotal
Initial 2015 Cohort of first-time, full-time, bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students929669257
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 exclusions0000
Final 2015 cohort, after adjust for allowable exclusions929669257
Of the initial 2015 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2019)556535155
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)3328
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)0000
Total graduating within six years586837163
Six-year graduation rate for 2014 cohort63.0%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 9 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

YearNumber EligibleNumber AttemptedNumber Passing on the First AttemptEC Pass Rate (Mean Percent)National Baccalaureate Pass Rate

Additional information regarding the Nurse Education program can be found on the Nursing 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, click here. 

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

Elmira College's Cost of attendance, scholarships and other aid, forms and deadlines, application process, and Financial Aid staff can be viewed on our Affordability page.

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