Stony Brook University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,330

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.7%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

42.2%

35,313 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

25,989

83.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

72.4%

1,978 Graduates

About

Stony Brook University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stony Brook University were General Health Services (541 degrees awarded), General Psychology (453 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (439 degrees).

In 2017, 7,798 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stony Brook University. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,166 degrees), 2.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1349 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $6,670, which is $-19,830 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $6,670, which is $-19,830 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,330.

In 2017, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Stony Brook University was $6,670. The cost of tuition at Stony Brook University is $-19,830 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,330

2017 Value

5.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Stony Brook University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,330. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Stony Brook University grew by 5.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,891

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stony Brook University was of $12,891 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 6.06% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Stony Brook University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.7%

2016 Default Rate

110

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Stony Brook University was 2.7%, which represents 110 out of the 4070 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Stony Brook University received 35,313 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.897% annual growth. Out of those 35,313 applicants, 14,899 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.2% acceptance rate.

There were 25,989 students enrolled at Stony Brook University in 2017, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stony Brook University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

14,899

Accepted Out of 35,313

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stony Brook University was 42.2% (14,899 admissions from 35,313 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.897%, while admissions grew by 4.68%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

2,437

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Stony Brook University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stony Brook University has a total enrollment of 25,989 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,770 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,219. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.7% White, 19% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Black or African American, 2.14% Two or More Races, 0.165% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.077% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stony Brook University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (17.4%), followed by White Female (15%) and Asian Male (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.5%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Asian Female (5.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,989 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,770 and the part-time enrollment is 4,219. This means that 83.8% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Stony Brook University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Stony Brook University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,543

  2. Asian

    4,945

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,710

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University is 36.7% White, 19% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Black or African American, 2.14% Two or More Races, 0.165% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.077% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,839 students (7.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 342 more women than men received degrees from Stony Brook University. The majority of degree recipients at Stony Brook University are white (3,166 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1349 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stony Brook University is General Health Services (541 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (453 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (439 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stony Brook University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (487 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (253 degrees), and Biology (738 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Physicians (489,201 people), Other managers (468,295 people), Software developers (430,128 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (330,328 people), and Postsecondary teachers (318,103 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (487 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (253 degrees), Biology (738 degrees), Engineering (761 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (126 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (487 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (253 degrees), Biology (738 degrees), Engineering (761 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (126 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (623,098 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (589,732 people), Computer Systems Design (527,809 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (452,093 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (408,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (487 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (253 degrees), Biology (738 degrees), Engineering (761 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (126 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 541 degrees awarded

  2. 453 degrees awarded

  3. 439 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stony Brook University was General Health Services with 541 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,728

  2. 4,070

In 2017, 3,728 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University, which is 0.916 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,070).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.17 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 378 degrees were awarded to women at Stony Brook University in General Health Services, which is 2.32 times more than the 163 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from Stony Brook University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (84.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stony Brook University is Female and Asian (84.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8.49% of graduates (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,166 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,349 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    718 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stony Brook University is white (3,166 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1349 degrees).

7.89% of degree recipients (615 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,779 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,387 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    698 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stony Brook University is white female (1,779 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,387 degrees).

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Operations

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at nearly $234M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.89M (1.66%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Stony Brook University had a total expenditure of $2.56B. Of that $2.56B, they spent $1.01B on salaries and $2.56B on benefits.

Stony Brook University employs 340 Professors, 274 Assistant professors, and 268 Associate professors. Most academics at Stony Brook University are Male Professors (267), Male Assistant professors(145), and Male Associate professors (144).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 486 employees, Service, with 388 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 304 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$234M

2017 Endowment

6.51%

growth from 2016

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at about $234M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Stony Brook University grew 6.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52.5M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $143M - Federal

  2. $15.9M - State

  3. $204k - Local

As of 2017, Stony Brook University received $143M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.9M from state grants and contracts, and $204k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$1.01B

Salary Expenditure

$2.56B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Stony Brook University had a total expenditure of $2.56B. Of that $2.56B, they spent $1.01B on salaries and $2.56B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$1.01B

2017 Salaries

4.58%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Stony Brook University paid a median of $1.01B in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.56B) and a 4.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.411% growth from 2015 and a 5.42% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$117M

Instructional Salaries

1,010

Number of Employees

In 2017, Stony Brook University paid a total of $117M to 1,010 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

340 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

486 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Professor with 340 employees; Assistant professor with 274 employees; and Assistant professor with 268 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Business and Financial Operations with 486 employees; Service with 388 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 304 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stony Brook University was Male Professor with 267 employees, Male Assistant professor with 145 employees, and Male Associate professor with 144 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Stony Brook University.

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