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SUNY College of Technology at Canton

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SUNY College of Technology at Canton is a residential college located in Canton, NY on the banks of the Grasse River. It is part of the State University of New York network and offers 1-year certificates, nearly 20 associate’s degrees, almost 20 bachelor’s degrees and a few master’s degrees that are offered in conjunction with SUNYIT.

Because the college sits right on the banks of the Grasse River and is close to the Adirondack Mountains, it is surrounded by beautiful walking and hiking trails. Due to its location, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Students may participate in intercollegiate, club and intramural sports and SUNY College of Technology at Canton also has a fitness center that offers many programs to meet the physical fitness goals of their students.

Students may choose to participate in numerous political, social, and academic clubs and organizations. A rather unique feature of the school is that its four residence halls offer themed floors which allow students to choose living and learning options that suit their needs and interests. There’s even a floor that allows small pets.


SUNY College of Technology at Canton has a rather unique curriculum in that their bachelor’s degrees are designed so that students may take them traditionally in a classroom, online or a combination of the two. The college also offers numerous associate’s degrees in the same manner. For students seeking a master’s degree, the college offers three— accountancy, health services administration, and technology management. There are several para-professional certificates available for students who wish to complete a program and seek employment in a relatively short amount of time. These certificates may be earned in about a year.

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SUNY College of Technology at Canton has two admission periods – spring and fall. It is recommended that students apply for for the spring semester by November 1 and the fall semester by April 1. Students wishing to apply to the college should do so by completing the application and submitting the required application fee. All applicants also need to submit official high school transcripts or GED scores. ACT / SAT scores must be submitted by students who are applying to bachelor’s programs but they are not required for students applying to associate’s programs. Home-schooled students and transfer students have additional requirements and should check with the school to determine what else is required in order to complete the admissions packet.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students in the form of merit-based and need-based scholarships from private and public sources as well as grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students wishing to apply for aid should do so by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available online beginning in January. Financial information from tax forms is required when completing the application so students should have this information available when applying. Because many scholarships have limited yearly awards, students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible in order to be eligible for all forms of aid available.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3880th for the average student loan amount.
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The SUNY Canton Roos compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (except for men’s hockey, which competes in the Eastern Collegiate Hockey League) and the teams play in NCAA Division III. Their colors are blue and gold and students may choose from several intercollegiate sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country and soccer. Men may also play baseball and golf while women have the additional options of softball and volleyball. SUNY Canton offers club sports including men’s lacrosse, men’s ice hockey and indoor soccer.

The school also features intramural sports such as beach volleyball, flag football, dodgeball and soccer. There’s a fitness center that has activities and programs that assist students with physical fitness goals.

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.


  • Canton State University of New York. SUNY Canton. 2011. Web. 21 Sept 2011.
  • SUNY The State University of New York. The State University of New York. 2011. Web. 21 Sept 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 150th in New York and 1593rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New York and 504th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 5 0.13
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 4 0.10
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 3 0.08

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Canton, NY 13617-1098
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population10,942 (5,966 urban / 4,976 rural)
Households3,422 (2.42 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,294
Families2,186 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily 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 District3621

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1559th 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 $12,607
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,311 $1,311 $1,311
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $579
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 $21,416 $21,416 $25,586
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,171 $22,171 $26,341
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,271 $11,271 $15,441

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,539 $6,859 $6,629 $6,859 $11,099 $11,029
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,430 $10,540
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,135(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,430 $10,540
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,890(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,890(N/C)

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 3,391 (1,622 male / 1,761 female)
Admitted 2,653 (1,242 male / 1,404 female)
Admission rate 78%
First-time Enrollment 780 (394 male / 386 female)
FT Enrollment 772 (389 male / 383 female)
PT Enrollment 8 (5 male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment3,512

Admission Criteria

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

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA, NSCAA
NCAA / NSCAA Basketball Conference Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA / NSCAA Baseball Conference Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA / NSCAA Track & Field Conference Eastern College Athletic Conference

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 Capacity1,129
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$6,500
Board Fee$4,300

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 30 72 47 14 8 654 62 890
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 7 2 10
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 9 4 14
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 1 1 4 6
Business Administration and Management, General 2 7 2 1 47 1 60
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1 1 2
Child Care and Support Services Management 2 9 5 16
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 9 9
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 2 4 5 1 1 41 1 55
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 3 11 15
Criminal Justice/Police Science 9 8 1 51 10 79
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 18 1 20
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General 1 21 4 26
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 15 16
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 6 1 7
Engineering, General 1 12 1 14
Engineering/Industrial Management 4 4
Finance, General 19 1 2 1 8 31
General Studies 10 7 1 51 7 77
Graphic Design 1 11 12
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 11 4 2 1 45 1 65
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 4 1 5
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 7 7
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 7 2 8 2 20
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 18 1 20
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 4 1 5
Information Science/Studies 12 4 16
Information Technology 1 1 1 7 10
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 2 18 1 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 29 2 32
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 3 1 4
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 2 1 3
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other 1 1 10 12
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 1 16 3 22
Pre-Veterinary Studies 4 4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 7 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 4 1 82 3 93
Security and Loss Prevention Services 8 7 1 10 26
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other 6 6
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 1 1 2 2 27 4 38

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2234th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,568 ($61,961 male / $63,212 female)
Number of FT Faculty 131 (74 male / 57 female)
Number of PT Faculty 228
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $6,886,434

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