About Cornell College
On Campus Housing
Cornell College which is a private, United Methodist university, is located in Mount Vernon, IA. The university covers an area of 129 acres. Cornell College was founded in the year 1853. The motto of the Cornell College is Deus et Humanitas and its official colors are purple & white. Taking into account all the courses offered at Cornell College, the total enrolment stands at 1,020. The school has an academic staff of 119 who teach various courses to the students. Around 97% of the students are 24 and under at Cornell College. Shedding some light on gender distribution at CC, around 47% of the students are females and 53% are males. In its 167 years of existence, CC has produced several known personalities like David C. Hilmers, Harper Reed, Lee Alvin DuBridge, and Leo Beranek. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 37 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by HLC Higher Learning Commission, NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Cornell College has around $76 million (2019) in endowment.
Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Cornell College has been ranked at the 436th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $60,337. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($43,976), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($9,760), and budget for other expenses ($5,401). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$67,428 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CC. At CC, $9,760 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at CC costs around $5,058 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 53% male and 47% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
In case the students at Cornell College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Cornell College is around $27,661 and the federal grant is $4,855. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $5,783 and institutional aid worth $27,661. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CC based on students' financial needs add up to $18,350,721 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $7,928,106.