Farmingdale State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,470

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,687

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.92%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

58%

6,169 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

9,235

75.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.4%

179 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 (340 degrees awarded), Science, Technology, & Society (193 degrees), and Forensic Science & Technology (135 degrees).

In 2016, 1,918 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Farmingdale State College. 45.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,179 degrees), 4.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (277 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Farmingdale State College is $6,470, which is $-17,945 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Farmingdale State College is $6,470, which is $-17,945 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,687.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,470

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Farmingdale State College was $6,470. The cost of tuition at Farmingdale State College is $-17,945 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$8,687

2016 Value

4.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Farmingdale State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,687. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Farmingdale State College grew by 4.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,347

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Farmingdale State College was of $13,347 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Farmingdale State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.26% with respect to 2015, when 47% 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.

4.92%

2015 Default Rate

59

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Farmingdale State College was 4.92%, which represents 59 out of the 1200 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 6,169 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.4% annual growth. Out of those 6,169 applicants, 3,579 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58% acceptance rate.

There were 9,235 students enrolled at Farmingdale State College in 2016, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Farmingdale State College has an overall enrollment yield of 35.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,579

Accepted Out of 6,169

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Farmingdale State College was 58% (3,579 admissions from 6,169 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 44%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 17.4%, while admissions grew by 54.7%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

1,193

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Farmingdale State College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Farmingdale State College has a total enrollment of 9,235 students. The full-time enrollment at Farmingdale State College is 6,942 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,293. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Farmingdale State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Farmingdale State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.79% Black or African American, 8.31% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Farmingdale State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.2%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Farmingdale State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,235 students. The full-time enrollment at Farmingdale State College is 6,942 and the part-time enrollment is 2,293. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Farmingdale State College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    5,451

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,692

  3. Black or African American

    904

The enrolled student population at Farmingdale State College is 59% White, 18.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.79% Black or African American, 8.31% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.379% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.195% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 37 students (0.401%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 158 fewer women than men received degrees from Farmingdale State College. The majority of degree recipients at Farmingdale State College are white (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 4.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (277 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Farmingdale State College is General Business Administration & Management (340 degrees awarded), followed by Science, Technology, & Society (193 degrees) and Forensic Science & Technology (135 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 (244 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (193 degrees), and Transportation (65 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 Miscellaneous managers (140,523 people), Police officers (137,675 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (99,847 people), Social workers (50,898 people), and Registered nurses (49,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (193 degrees), Transportation (65 degrees), Protective Services (187 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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 Marketing & sales managers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (193 degrees), Transportation (65 degrees), Protective Services (187 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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 (331,464 people), Elementary & secondary schools (192,086 people), Hospitals (175,248 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (98,556 people), and Computer Systems Design (88,379 people).

The most specialized majors at Farmingdale State College are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (193 degrees), Transportation (65 degrees), Protective Services (187 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 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 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Farmingdale State College was General Business Administration & Management with 340 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,038

  2. 880

In 2016, 1,038 degrees were awarded to men at Farmingdale State College, which is 1.18 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (880).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Farmingdale State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 163 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 163 degrees were awarded to women at Farmingdale State College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.916 times less than the 178 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 26% of students graduating from Farmingdale State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (62.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Farmingdale State College is Female and White (62.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.559% 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

    1,179 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    277 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    177 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Farmingdale State College is white (1,179 degrees awarded). There were 4.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (277 degrees).

0.104% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    628 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    551 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Farmingdale State College is white male (628 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (551 degrees).

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Operations

Farmingdale State College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.83M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $170k (2.91%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Farmingdale State College had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $61.7M on salaries and $155M on benefits.

Farmingdale State College employs 114 Assistant professors, 53 Professors, and 48 Associate professors. Most academics at Farmingdale State College are Male Assistant professors (58), Female Assistant professors(56), and Male Professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Farmingdale State College are: Service, with 106 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 85 employees, and Management with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.83M

2015 Endowment

4.98%

growth from 2014

Farmingdale State College has an endowment valued at about $5.83M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Farmingdale State College grew 4.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.8M 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. $3.58M - Federal

  2. $756k - State

  3. $83k - Local

As of 2015, Farmingdale State College received $3.58M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $756k from state grants and contracts, and $83k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$61.7M

Salary Expenditure

$155M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Farmingdale State College had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $61.7M on salaries and $155M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Farmingdale State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$61.7M

2015 Salaries

7.53%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Farmingdale State College paid a median of $61.7M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 7.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.1% growth from 2013 and a 1.8% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M

Instructional Salaries

211

Number of Employees

In 2015, Farmingdale State College paid a total of $17.5M to 211 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

114 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

106 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Farmingdale State College were Assistant professor with 114 employees; Professor with 53 employees; and Professor with 48 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Farmingdale State College were Service with 106 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees; and Management with 63 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Farmingdale State College was Male Assistant professor with 58 employees, Female Assistant professor with 56 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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