Farmingdale State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,948
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.42%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.2%
7,156 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,018
78.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.3%
279 Graduates

About

Farmingdale State College is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Farmingdale State College were General Business Administration & Management (432 degrees awarded), Science, Technology, & Society (268 degrees), and General Computer Programming (141 degrees).

In 2020, 2,238 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Farmingdale State College. 45.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,222 degrees), 2.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (505 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Farmingdale State College is $7,070, which is $−21,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Farmingdale State College is $7,070, which is $−21,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,948.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students attending Farmingdale State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Farmingdale State College was $7,070. The cost of tuition at Farmingdale State College is $−21,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$7,948
2020 Value
6.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Farmingdale State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,948. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Farmingdale State College grew by 6.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,756
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Farmingdale State College was of $13,756 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 0.292% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Farmingdale State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Farmingdale State College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
3.42%
2018 Default Rate
48
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Farmingdale State College was 3.42%, which represents 48 out of the 1403 total borrowers.

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Farmingdale State College received 7,156 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.93% annual growth. Out of those 7,156 applicants, 4,305 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.2% acceptance rate.

There were 10,018 students enrolled at Farmingdale State College in 2020, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Farmingdale State College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,305
Accepted Out of 7,156

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Farmingdale State College was 60.2% (4,305 admissions from 7,156 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.93%, while admissions grew by 12.8%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
1,436
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Farmingdale State College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Farmingdale State College has a total enrollment of 10,018 students. The full-time enrollment at Farmingdale State College is 7,887 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,131. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Farmingdale State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Farmingdale State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Asian, 9.86% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Farmingdale State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.1%), followed by White Female (19.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.2%), followed by Asian Male (18.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Farmingdale State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,018 students. The full-time enrollment at Farmingdale State College is 7,887 and the part-time enrollment is 2,131. This means that 78.7% of students enrolled at Farmingdale State College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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
    5,071
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,393
  3. Asian
    1,052

The enrolled student population at Farmingdale State College is 50.6% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Asian, 9.86% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 31 students (0.309%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 194 fewer women than men received degrees from Farmingdale State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Farmingdale State College is white (1,222 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (505 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Farmingdale State College is General Business Administration & Management (432 degrees awarded), followed by Science, Technology, & Society (268 degrees) and General Computer Programming (141 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 (258 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), and Transportation (53 degrees).

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 (186,449 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (141,677 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (73,005 people), Customer service representatives (69,952 people), and Marketing managers (69,132 people).

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (258 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), Transportation (53 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), and Communications (75 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (258 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), Transportation (53 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), and Communications (75 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 Farmingdale State College are Elementary & secondary schools (304,063 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,912 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (187,842 people), Computer Systems Design (155,364 people), and Construction (90,739 people).

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (258 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (268 degrees), Transportation (53 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees), and Communications (75 degrees).

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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.
Most Common
  1. 432 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 268 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Farmingdale State College was General Business Administration & Management with 432 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,216
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,022
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,216 degrees were awarded to men at Farmingdale State College, which is 1.19 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,022).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 250 degrees were awarded to men at Farmingdale State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 182 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 186 degrees were awarded to women at Farmingdale State College in Science, Technology, & Society, which is 2.27 times more than the 82 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 32% of students graduating from Farmingdale State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Farmingdale State College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (67.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,222 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    505 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    199 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Farmingdale State College is white (1,222 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (505 degrees).

0.313% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    686 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    536 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Farmingdale State College is white male (686 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (536 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Farmingdale State College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.95M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.27M (43%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Farmingdale State College had a total salary expenditure of $181M. Farmingdale State College employs 147 Assistant professors, 56 Professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Farmingdale State College are Male Assistant professors (76), Female Assistant professors(71), and Female Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Farmingdale State College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 115 employees, Service, with 97 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

Endowment

$2.95M
2020 Endowment
55.6%
decline from 2019

Farmingdale State College has an endowment valued at about $2.95M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Farmingdale State College declined 55.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.9M 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. $1.68M - Federal
  2. $1.09M - State
  3. $281k - Local

As of 2020, Farmingdale State College received $1.68M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.09M from state grants and contracts, and $281k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$70.1M
2020 Salaries
4.02%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Farmingdale State College paid a median of $70.1M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($181M) and a 4.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.85% growth from 2018 and a 6.21% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.7M
Instructional Salaries
268
Number of Employees

In 2020, Farmingdale State College paid a total of $22.7M to 268 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
147 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Farmingdale State College were Assistant professor with 147 employees; Professor with 56 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Farmingdale State College were Business and Financial Operations with 115 employees; Service with 97 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Farmingdale State College was Male Assistant professor with 76 employees, Female Assistant professor with 71 employees, and Female Professor with 29 employees.

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

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