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 more than 6,700 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 about 750 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.