Ithaca College was founded as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music in 1892. These days, the private institution offers instruction in some 200 degree programs to about 6,500 undergraduates and graduate students. Areas of study at Ithaca include business, communications, health sciences and human performance, humanities and sciences, music, and interdisciplinary studies. The school has almost 675 full- and part-time faculty members. The New York university is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top 10 list of schools with master's degree programs. Fulltime tuition is about $32,000. "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling once taught at Ithaca College.