Ithaca College Board of Trustees Sets Tuition for 2016–17

By David Maley, February 17, 2016

Ithaca College Board of Trustees Sets Tuition for 2016–17

ITHACA, NY—At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved a budget that features the smallest percentage increase in tuition, room and board in over half a century.

For 2016–17, the cost of attending Ithaca College for students who live on campus in a standard room will be $56,766, representing an increase of just 2.59%.

The college’s commitment to remaining affordable is underscored by the inclusion in the budget of over $118 million for institutional financial aid, the highest amount ever.

Ithaca College has been consistently ranked as a “best value” in the annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report. And in a study released last fall by the prestigious publication The Economist, IC was ranked at #47 in the country for providing economic value to its graduates. The magazine looked at earnings data from 2005–2015 to compare the gap between how much money a particular college’s alumni earn and how much they might have earned had they studied at another school with a similar student profile. Among the 1,302 four-year colleges and universities surveyed, Ithaca placed in the top 4% for boosting the earning power of its graduates.