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Education at SUNY Cortland

Every education school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the education program at SUNY Cortland stacks up to those at other schools.

SUNY Cortland is located in Cortland, New York and approximately 6,832 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,739 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland in 2021, 528 of them were education majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Education section at the bottom of this page.

SUNY Cortland Education Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education

Online Classes Are Available at SUNY Cortland

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

SUNY Cortland does offer online education options in education for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

SUNY Cortland Education Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks education programs across the country. The following shows how SUNY Cortland performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The education major at SUNY Cortland is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Education. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 10
Most Popular Education Schools 85
Most Focused Education Schools 85
Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 134
Most Focused Education Graduate Certificate Schools 158
Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools 176
Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools 558

In 2021, 105 students received their master’s degree in education from SUNY Cortland. This makes it the #408 most popular school for education master’s degree candidates in the country.

Education Student Demographics at SUNY Cortland

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the education majors at SUNY Cortland.

SUNY Cortland Education Bachelor’s Program

69% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 528 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from SUNY Cortland. About 31% were men and 69% were women. The typical education bachelor's degree program is made up of only 19% men. So male students are more repesented at SUNY Cortland since its program graduates 12% more men than average.


About 80% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in education at SUNY Cortland are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SUNY Cortland with a bachelor's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 423
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 26

SUNY Cortland Education Master’s Program

61% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 105 students earned a master's degree in education from SUNY Cortland. About 61% of these graduates were women and the other 39% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 19% men graduate in education each year. SUNY Cortland does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 20% more men than average.


Of the students who received a education master's degree from SUNY Cortland, 93% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SUNY Cortland with a master's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 98
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

SUNY Cortland also has a doctoral program available in education. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Education

Education majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from SUNY Cortland. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Subject Specific 313
Teacher Education Grade Specific 187
Special Education 98
Educational Administration 54
Teaching English or French 23

Careers That Education Grads May Go Into

A degree in education can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for SUNY Cortland.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Teacher Assistants 123,960 $31,330
Elementary School Teachers 82,590 $83,010
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Middle School Teachers 39,950 $83,490
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 31,840 $56,060


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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