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Morrisville State College

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Morrisville State College is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) network and is located in Morrisville, NY. The college offers more than 70 programs from which students may earn certificates, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. The nature of the college is such that students get the opportunity to learn in an environment that offers all of the advantages of a large university in a small college setting.

Campus life is rich and diverse. There are numerous student clubs and organizations as well as a competitive intercollegiate athletics organization. The Mustangs compete at the varsity level in several different sports and students may also take advantage of intramural and recreational sports as well as clinics that are hosted throughout the year.

Morrisville State College offers an equestrian program that is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located 3 miles from campus. In addition to competitive riding, students may also take advantage of the trails around the facility and may also participate in the breeding program. There’s also a draft horse and driving horse training facility, three indoor riding arenas, two outdoor riding arenas and a half-mile college harness racing track. The facility has room to permanently house over 300 horses.

Morrisville also has a small-scale food processing center called Nelson Farms located 8 miles from the college. It serves local entrepreneurs, New York farmers and small business owners by producing, packaging and marketing horticultural and agricultural products.


Morrisville State College offers a diverse array of programs including more than 20 bachelor’s degrees, over 50 associate’s degrees and a few certificate programs. Many of the subjects are agricultural in nature and include unusual topics such as Equine Science, Dairy Management, Aqua Culture & Aquatic Science and Equine Racing Management. There are also several IT programs including Application Software Development, Electronic Marketing and Publishing, Network Administration and Web Development. MSC also offers degrees that are more typical in nature including nursing, accounting, computer science and criminal justice. The programs are truly as diverse as the students seeking an education from Morrisville.

The college offers all of their degrees via 5 different schools of study. These schools are as follows:

  • School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Business
  • School of General Studies
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science and Technology

In addition to classes and programs offered on the Morrisville campus, Morrisville State College also offers a limited number of programs at a second campus, the Norwich campus.

Morrisville State College also offers a distance learning program that provides classes remotely at night, on the weekends and at other campus locations.

The college’s Center for Lifelong Learning coordinates programs to meet the continuing educational needs of students of all ages.

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Applications to Morrisville State College are accepted on a rolling basis which means that they accept applications until programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students with a demonstrated interest in the program to which they are applying will be given preferential consideration. In order to be considered for admission, students must submit either the Common Application or the SUNY application and SUNY Supplemental Application and the application fee. Both associate’s program and bachelor’s program candidates must also submit official high school transcripts, any college transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or other person qualified to attest to the student’s potential for academic success at Morrisville.

After acceptance, students must attend orientation and complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) if they wish to be considered for a financial aid package. Registration and payments can be completed through Morrisville State College’s Web for Students site. Housing assignments and other necessary information is also available to students via their student account on the site. All accepted students must also submit immunization records to the Student Health Center that show proof of 2 MMR vaccinations and a meningitis vaccination or waiver.

Financial Aid

Morrisville State College offers many different forms of financial aid so that students may afford to obtain a higher education. Aid in the form of private and public need-based and merit-based scholarships, federal grants, loans and work-study programs open the door to higher education for many students. In order to be eligible for aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that is available online starting in January. It’s recommended that students complete this form as soon as possible in order to be considered for all forms of aid as some scholarships are available to a limited number of students on a first-come, first-served basis. The form requires financial information for both the student and family so tax forms will be needed while completing the FAFSA.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3352nd for the average student loan amount.
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Morrisville State College offers an intercollegiate athletics program with several different sports to choose from. The Mustangs offer men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, a huntseat equestrian team and a western equestrian team in addition to men’s football and field hockey. Women may also choose to participate in softball and volleyball. The school’s colors are green and white.

The equestrian teams are of particular interest because of the high quality of the facilities and the large number of horses (over 150) available for lessons, riding, practice and competition. The facility offers a 34,000-square-foot breeding and hunter/jumper facility as well as two 80′×264′ indoor riding arenas for western events. Both teams compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Region 3, Zone 2.

Morrisville State College also offers a comprehensive schedule of on-campus intramural and recreational sports throughout the year as well as various sports camps and clinics targeting both students and kids.

Additional School Information

The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.


  • Morrisville State College. Morrisville State College. 2011. Web. 22 Sept 2011.
  • SUNY The State University of New York. The State University of New York. 2011. Web. 22 Sept 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 125th in New York and 1242nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New York and 538th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 6 0.19
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 6 0.19
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 24 0.74
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.03
Arrest 43 1.33

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Morrisville, NY 13408
Surrounding communityDistant rural area (between 5 to 25 mi. away from an urban area)
Total Population3,908 (N/A urban / 3,908 rural)
Households989 (2.62 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,773
Families679 (3.07 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3622

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1121st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,870 $5,870 $15,320
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,542 $1,542 $1,542
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $406
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,352 $23,352 $32,802
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,832 $26,832 $36,282
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,412 $14,412 $23,862

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,520 $7,370 $7,520 $7,370 $11,540(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,980 $11,430
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,850 $3,030
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,100 $9,800
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,830 $1,930
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,530 $4,500

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,049 (2,062 male / 1,987 female)
Admitted 2,388 (1,217 male / 1,171 female)
Admission rate 59%
First-time Enrollment 858 (475 male / 383 female)
FT Enrollment 847 (467 male / 380 female)
PT Enrollment 11 (8 male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment3,028

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Division FBS Independents
NCAA Track & Field Conference Division FBS Independents

ACT Test Admission

1273rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 23%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 21

SAT Test Admission

1142nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 89%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 420 / 500
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 420 / 530
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 840 / 1030

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,790
Meals per Week17
Room Fee$7,500
Board Fee$4,790

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 8 81 31 6 462 27 626
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 2 6 10
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 1 9 10
Agricultural Business and Management, General 10 10
Agriculture, General 1 4 1 6
Animal Sciences, General 3 66 1 73
Aquaculture 2 2
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 7 9
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 4
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 4 1 31 1 37
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Business Administration and Management, General 3 14 7 34 3 61
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 2 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 3 2 13 3 23
Child Care and Support Services Management 3 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 1 4 1 6
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 4 4
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1 2 1 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 3 1 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1
Construction Trades, Other 8 8
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science 7 2 17 1 28
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dairy Science 1 17 18
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 17 17
Dietitian Assistant 3 3
Education, General 1 1 2
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 1 18 19
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 1 1
General Studies 18 4 23 3 49
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 3 3
Horticultural Science 4 4
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 2 1 3
Human Services, General 11 11
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 12 2 19 3 36
Information Science/Studies 1 1 5 7
Journalism 1
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Landscape Architecture 9 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1 3 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 7 7
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 5 2 8
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 6 3 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy 8 8
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 1 1
Office Management and Supervision 1 1
Ornamental Horticulture 2 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 3 2 2 48 3 60
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3 1 5 9
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 1 1 4 6
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 2 1 6 2 11
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 1 2 3
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 1
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology 3 4
Word Processing 1 1

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2528th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,812 ($59,727 male / $59,589 female)
Number of FT Faculty 140 (78 male / 62 female)
Number of PT Faculty 229
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $7,576,688

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