SUNY College of Technology--Canton

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34 Cornell Drive

Canton, NY 13617

Phone: (315) 386-7011
2013-2014 Tuition
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Regional Colleges (North)

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SUNY College of Technology--Canton is a public institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,780, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 555 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY College of Technology--Canton's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,129 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,969 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

SUNY Canton is growing in nearly every way imaginable. Record-breaking enrollment, new facilities, innovative international programs, and new career-oriented bachelor's degrees are just a few examples of how the college is experiencing remarkable success.

Record-breaking Enrollments

In Fall 2011, the college welcomed its largest and most academically prepared freshman class of 953. Total enrollment was an unsurpassed 3,862.

SUNY Canton has record applications for the Fall 2012 semester. Approximately 4,600 first-time freshmen have applied to attend (current statistics, May 2012) compared to last year's 3860 first-time applications.

New Majors

SUNY Canton added bachelor's degrees in veterinary technology and health and fitness promotion. The veterinary technology degree gives students in the two-year program more advanced options and has become one of the most popular new majors for incoming freshmen. Health and fitness promotion is an extension of the 2-year physical therapist assistant program.

The college recently announced that it would be adding a Bachelor of Science in applied psychology for the Fall 2012 Semester.

International Opportunities

The college has two new study abroad programs allowing students to travel to Guangdong, and Beijing, China and to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

New Facilities

SUNY Canton celebrated the completion of the new Grasse River Suites and the new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House, during the fall 2011 semester. The College's two newest buildings have dramatically enhanced the overall atmosphere of the campus and significantly aided the College's overall growth.

The $45 million Roos House added a new field house, ice rink, pool, fitness center, and office space for athletic and coaching staff. Between home games and student recreation, the building has become a hub of activity on campus.

The $26 million Grasse River Suites offers upperclassmen an independent apartment-style living option on campus and is helping the College house more students than ever before. The newest residence hall was built without funding from New York State or its taxpayers.

The College is currently planning two additional residence halls and completely renovated science labs to continue its overall physical expansion.

Athletic Advances

The SUNY Canton Kangaroos athletic teams participated in its NCAA exploratory year, the first step in a process the College hopes will eventually lead to provisional and full-fledged Division III membership. The College began offering women's volleyball, men's golf, and new varsity teams in men's and women's lacrosse.

Online Growth

The online branch of the college offers approximately 185 courses each semester, allowing students the flexibility to take courses from anywhere, and likewise allowing faculty members to teach from anywhere. Primarily online supplementary semesters saw approximately 20 percent growth from the previous academic year. Approximately 1,430 students enrolled in Winterterm courses during the 2011-2012 session, and similarly, more than 1,400 students enrolled in the 2011 Summerterm session.

Four-day Flexibility

The College operates on a four-day academic schedule, to add to its convenience and flexibility. Students can use Fridays to spend time with their families, work, or catch up on their individual academic projects. This is part of the College's overall cost-saving strategies and green initiative. Commuter students and faculty save money on gas and the college saves utility money and resources by closing classrooms and areas not in use.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1906
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $8,135,006


When applying to SUNY College of Technology--Canton, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 26. The application fee at SUNY College of Technology--Canton is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 26

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at SUNY College of Technology--Canton is 22:1. The most popular majors at SUNY College of Technology--Canton include: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other; Health/Health Care Administration/Management; Legal Assistant/Paralegal; and Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.7 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 22:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 24%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 21%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 8%
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 7%
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 5%

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Student Life

SUNY College of Technology--Canton has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,780, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. SUNY College of Technology--Canton is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,780
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

SUNY College of Technology--Canton offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. SUNY College of Technology--Canton also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at SUNY College of Technology--Canton.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At SUNY College of Technology--Canton, 86.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,993.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,129 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,969 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,540 (2013-14)
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