State University of New York at New Paltz

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,079
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.71%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
62%
8,843 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,489
85.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
75.9%
817 Graduates

About

State University of New York at New Paltz is a higher education institution located in Ulster County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at State University of New York at New Paltz were General Psychology (194 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (120 degrees), and Sociology (113 degrees).

In 2020, 2,387 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at State University of New York at New Paltz. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,523 degrees), 3.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (395 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,079.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending State University of New York at New Paltz received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz was $7,070. The cost of tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz is $−15,460 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$16,079
2020 Value
3.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 State University of New York at New Paltz had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,079. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of State University of New York at New Paltz grew by 3.76%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,928
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at State University of New York at New Paltz was of $13,928 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.46% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.69% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at State University of New York at New Paltz received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.2% with respect to 2019, when 59% 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.
2.71%
2018 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at State University of New York at New Paltz was 2.71%, which represents 43 out of the 1586 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

State University of New York at New Paltz received 8,843 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 38.7% annual decline. Out of those 8,843 applicants, 5,484 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62% acceptance rate.

There were 7,489 students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz in 2020, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

State University of New York at New Paltz has an overall enrollment yield of 17.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,484
Accepted Out of 8,843

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of State University of New York at New Paltz was 62% (5,484 admissions from 8,843 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −38.7%, while admissions declined by −15.9%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
887
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at State University of New York at New Paltz in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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State University of New York at New Paltz has a total enrollment of 7,489 students. The full-time enrollment at State University of New York at New Paltz is 6,402 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,087. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at State University of New York at New Paltz, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 6% Black or African American, 4.65% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0801% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45%), followed by White Male (13.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at State University of New York at New Paltz, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,489 students. The full-time enrollment at State University of New York at New Paltz is 6,402 and the part-time enrollment is 1,087. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 State University of New York at New Paltz was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), State University of New York at New Paltz had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,418
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,571
  3. Black or African American
    449

The enrolled student population at State University of New York at New Paltz is 59% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 6% Black or African American, 4.65% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0801% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 253 students (3.38%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 835 more women than men received degrees from State University of New York at New Paltz. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at State University of New York at New Paltz is white (1,523 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (395 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at State University of New York at New Paltz is General Psychology (194 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (120 degrees) and Sociology (113 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at State University of New York at New Paltz, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (253 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), and English (106 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,869,379 people), Secondary school teachers (456,506 people), Education administrators (320,439 people), Other managers (254,201 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (222,877 people).

The most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Communications (253 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), English (106 degrees), History (58 degrees), and Education (481 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 State University of New York at New Paltz are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Communications (253 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), English (106 degrees), History (58 degrees), and Education (481 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 State University of New York at New Paltz are Elementary & secondary schools (3,065,611 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (492,898 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (200,561 people), Legal services (194,335 people), and Computer Systems Design (179,315 people).

The most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Communications (253 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (34 degrees), English (106 degrees), History (58 degrees), and Education (481 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 State University of New York at New Paltz.
Most Common
  1. 194 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 120 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 113 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at State University of New York at New Paltz was General Psychology with 194 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

776
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,611
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 776 degrees were awarded to men at State University of New York at New Paltz, which is 0.482 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,611).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to men at State University of New York at New Paltz in Digital Communication & Multimedia, which is 1.1 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 158 degrees were awarded to women at State University of New York at New Paltz in General Psychology, which is 3.76 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from State University of New York at New Paltz completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at State University of New York at New Paltz is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.857% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,523 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    395 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at State University of New York at New Paltz is white (1,523 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (395 degrees).

2.72% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,047 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    476 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    261 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at State University of New York at New Paltz is white female (1,047 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (476 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

State University of New York at New Paltz has an endowment valued at nearly $29.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $754k (2.59%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, State University of New York at New Paltz had a total salary expenditure of $189M. State University of New York at New Paltz employs 142 Associate professors, 72 Assistant professors, and 62 Lecturers. Most academics at State University of New York at New Paltz are Female Associate professors (77), Male Associate professors(65), and Female Lecturers (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz are: Service, with 133 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 117 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 102 employees.

Endowment

$29.1M
2020 Endowment
8.56%
growth from 2019

State University of New York at New Paltz has an endowment valued at about $29.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of State University of New York at New Paltz grew 8.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.54M - Federal
  2. $676k - State
  3. $93.3k - Local

As of 2020, State University of New York at New Paltz received $1.54M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $676k from state grants and contracts, and $93.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$69.7M
2020 Salaries
0.0727%
growth from 2019

In 2020, State University of New York at New Paltz paid a median of $69.7M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($189M) and a 0.0727% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.3% growth from 2018 and a 0.531% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.6M
Instructional Salaries
343
Number of Employees

In 2020, State University of New York at New Paltz paid a total of $25.6M to 343 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
142 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
133 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz were Associate professor with 142 employees; Assistant professor with 72 employees; and Assistant professor with 62 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz were Service with 133 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 117 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 102 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz was Female Associate professor with 77 employees, Male Associate professor with 65 employees, and Female Lecturer with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at State University of New York at New Paltz.

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