Binghamton University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,424
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.83%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
40.5%
37,516 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
18,124
89.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
81.4%
2,091 Graduates

About

Binghamton University is a higher education institution located in Broome County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Binghamton University were General Psychology (289 degrees awarded), Neuroscience (263 degrees), and General Economics (255 degrees).

In 2019, 5,239 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Binghamton University. 50.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,955 degrees), 4.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (620 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Binghamton University is $7,070, which is $−21,430 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Binghamton University is $7,070, which is $−21,430 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,424.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Binghamton University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at Binghamton University is $−21,430 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,424
2019 Value
5.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Binghamton University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,424. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Binghamton University grew by 5.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,058
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Binghamton University was of $15,058 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Binghamton University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2018, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.83%
2017 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Binghamton University was 1.83%, which represents 52 out of the 2836 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Binghamton University received 37,516 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.2% annual decline. Out of those 37,516 applicants, 15,206 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.5% acceptance rate.

There were 18,124 students enrolled at Binghamton University in 2019, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Binghamton University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
15,206
Accepted Out of 37,516

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Binghamton University was 40.5% (15,206 admissions from 37,516 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 39.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.2%, while admissions declined by −1.45%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
2,640
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Binghamton University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Binghamton University has a total enrollment of 18,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Binghamton University is 16,156 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,968. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Binghamton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Binghamton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55% White, 13% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.0717% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0276% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Binghamton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.5%), followed by White Female (28.8%) and Asian Female (7.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.2%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Asian Female (4.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Binghamton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,124 students. The full-time enrollment at Binghamton University is 16,156 and the part-time enrollment is 1,968. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Binghamton University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2019 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 Binghamton University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Binghamton University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,967
  2. Asian
    2,352
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,883

The enrolled student population at Binghamton University is 55% White, 13% Asian, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.75% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.0717% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0276% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 258 students (1.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 29 more women than men received degrees from Binghamton University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Binghamton University is white (2,955 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (620 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Binghamton University is General Psychology (289 degrees awarded), followed by Neuroscience (263 degrees) and General Economics (255 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Binghamton University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (802 degrees), and Biology (630 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 Binghamton University are Physicians (428,375 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (406,044 people), Other managers (380,169 people), Postsecondary teachers (317,705 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (259,961 people).

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (802 degrees), Biology (630 degrees), English (219 degrees), and Math & Statistics (183 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 Binghamton University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (802 degrees), Biology (630 degrees), English (219 degrees), and Math & Statistics (183 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Elementary & secondary schools (712,955 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (681,300 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (562,565 people), Legal services (324,338 people), and Computer Systems Design (313,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (802 degrees), Biology (630 degrees), English (219 degrees), and Math & Statistics (183 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Binghamton University.
Most Common
  1. 289 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 263 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 255 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Binghamton University was General Psychology with 289 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,605
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,634
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,605 degrees were awarded to men at Binghamton University, which is 0.989 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,634).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 194 degrees were awarded to men at Binghamton University in Accounting, which is 1.23 times more than the 158 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 214 degrees were awarded to women at Binghamton University in General Psychology, which is 2.55 times more than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 73% of students graduating from Binghamton University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Binghamton University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.96% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,955 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    620 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    459 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Binghamton University is white (2,955 degrees awarded). There were 4.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (620 degrees).

1.39% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,492 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,463 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    320 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Binghamton University is white female (1,492 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,463 degrees).

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Operations

Binghamton University has an endowment valued at nearly $117M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.11M (6.06%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Binghamton University had a total salary expenditure of $568M. Binghamton University employs 228 Assistant professors, 215 Associate professors, and 181 Professors. Most academics at Binghamton University are Male Professors (128), Male Associate professors(128), and Male Assistant professors (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Binghamton University are: Service, with 299 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 297 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 237 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$117M
2019 Endowment
6.02%
growth from 2018

Binghamton University has an endowment valued at about $117M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Binghamton University grew 6.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $194M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $30M - Federal
  2. $7.06M - State
  3. $209k - Local

As of 2019, Binghamton University received $30M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.06M from state grants and contracts, and $209k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$210M
2019 Salaries
4.32%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Binghamton University paid a median of $210M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($568M) and a 4.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.37% growth from 2017 and a 3.88% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$73.7M
Instructional Salaries
733
Number of Employees

In 2019, Binghamton University paid a total of $73.7M to 733 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
228 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
299 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Binghamton University were Assistant professor with 228 employees; Associate professor with 215 employees; and Associate professor with 181 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Binghamton University were Service with 299 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 297 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 237 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Binghamton University was Male Professor with 128 employees, Male Associate professor with 128 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 119 employees.

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

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