Farmingdale State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,364

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.31%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59%

6,063 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,574

77.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

53.3%

171 Graduates

About

Farmingdale State College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Farmingdale State College were General Business Administration & Management (373 degrees awarded), Science, Technology, & Society (192 degrees), and Forensic Science & Technology (134 degrees).

In 2017, 1,931 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Farmingdale State College. 46.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,167 degrees), 3.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (318 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Farmingdale State College is $6,670, which is $-18,524 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Farmingdale State College is $6,670, which is $-18,524 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,364.

In 2017, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Farmingdale State College was $6,670. The cost of tuition at Farmingdale State College is $-18,524 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$8,364

2017 Value

3.72%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Farmingdale State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,364. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Farmingdale State College grew by 3.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,479

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Farmingdale State College was of $13,479 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.989% 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

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Farmingdale State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.

5.31%

2016 Default Rate

68

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Farmingdale State College was 5.31%, which represents 68 out of the 1280 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

Farmingdale State College received 6,063 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.72% annual decline. Out of those 6,063 applicants, 3,579 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59% acceptance rate.

There were 9,574 students enrolled at Farmingdale State College in 2017, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Farmingdale State College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,579

Accepted Out of 6,063

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Farmingdale State College was 59% (3,579 admissions from 6,063 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 58%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.72%, while admissions stayed by 0%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

1,176

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Farmingdale State College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Farmingdale State College has a total enrollment of 9,574 students. The full-time enrollment at Farmingdale State College is 7,417 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,157. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Farmingdale State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Farmingdale State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.1% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.7% Black or African American, 8.36% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.324% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Farmingdale State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (34.1%), followed by White Female (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20%) and Black or African American Male (20%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Farmingdale State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,574 students. The full-time enrollment at Farmingdale State College is 7,417 and the part-time enrollment is 2,157. This means that 77.5% of students enrolled at Farmingdale State College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Farmingdale State College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Farmingdale State College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,471

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,942

  3. Black or African American

    929

The enrolled student population at Farmingdale State College is 57.1% White, 20.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.7% Black or African American, 8.36% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.324% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 35 students (0.366%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 133 fewer women than men received degrees from Farmingdale State College. The majority of degree recipients at Farmingdale State College are white (1,167 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (318 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Farmingdale State College is General Business Administration & Management (373 degrees awarded), followed by Science, Technology, & Society (192 degrees) and Forensic Science & Technology (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Farmingdale State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (229 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (192 degrees), and Transportation (44 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 Farmingdale State College are Other managers (195,846 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (152,522 people), Police officers (129,171 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (78,892 people), and Customer service representatives (75,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (229 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (192 degrees), Transportation (44 degrees), Protective Services (194 degrees), and Communications (112 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 Farmingdale State College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (229 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (192 degrees), Transportation (44 degrees), Protective Services (194 degrees), and Communications (112 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 Farmingdale State College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (335,545 people), Elementary & secondary schools (296,713 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (178,683 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (162,994 people), and Computer Systems Design (160,218 people).

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (229 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (192 degrees), Transportation (44 degrees), Protective Services (194 degrees), and Communications (112 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 Farmingdale State College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Farmingdale State College was General Business Administration & Management with 373 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,032

  2. 899

In 2017, 1,032 degrees were awarded to men at Farmingdale State College, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (899).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 221 degrees were awarded to men at Farmingdale State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 155 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 155 degrees were awarded to women at Farmingdale State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.701 times less than the 221 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 30% of students graduating from Farmingdale State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Farmingdale State College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.585% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,167 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    318 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Farmingdale State College is white (1,167 degrees awarded). There were 3.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (318 degrees).

0.363% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    646 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    521 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    173 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Farmingdale State College is white male (646 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (521 degrees).

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Operations

Farmingdale State College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.46M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $513k (9.39%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Farmingdale State College had a total salary expenditure of $166M. Farmingdale State College employs 128 Assistant professors, 54 Professors, and 48 Associate professors. Most academics at Farmingdale State College are Male Assistant professors (66), Female Assistant professors(62), and Male Professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Farmingdale State College are: Service, with 109 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.46M

2017 Endowment

5.54%

growth from 2016

Farmingdale State College has an endowment valued at about $5.46M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Farmingdale State College grew 5.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.66M - Federal

  2. $996k - State

  3. $84.6k - Local

As of 2017, Farmingdale State College received $2.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $996k from state grants and contracts, and $84.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$59.4M

2017 Salaries

3.17%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Farmingdale State College paid a median of $59.4M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($166M) and a 3.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.61% decline from 2015 and a 7.53% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.4M

Instructional Salaries

237

Number of Employees

In 2017, Farmingdale State College paid a total of $19.4M to 237 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

128 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

109 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Farmingdale State College were Assistant professor with 128 employees; Professor with 54 employees; and Professor with 48 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Farmingdale State College were Service with 109 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Farmingdale State College was Male Assistant professor with 66 employees, Female Assistant professor with 62 employees, and Male Professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Farmingdale State College.

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