State University of New York at New Paltz

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,470

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,605

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

42.9%

14,042 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

7,628

86.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

72.4%

794 Graduates

About

State University of New York at New Paltz is a higher education institution located in Ulster County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at State University of New York at New Paltz were General Psychology (176 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (126 degrees), and Sociology (119 degrees).

In 2016, 2,334 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at State University of New York at New Paltz. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,484 degrees), 5.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (286 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz is $6,470, which is $-13,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz is $6,470, which is $-13,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,605.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,470

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz was $6,470. The cost of tuition at State University of New York at New Paltz is $-13,690 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,605

2016 Value

5.73%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 State University of New York at New Paltz had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,605. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of State University of New York at New Paltz grew by 5.73%.

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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

$11,480

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at State University of New York at New Paltz was of $11,480 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 5.36% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at State University of New York at New Paltz received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 53% 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.

3.6%

2015 Default Rate

58

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at State University of New York at New Paltz was 3.6%, which represents 58 out of the 1612 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

State University of New York at New Paltz received 14,042 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.18% annual decline. Out of those 14,042 applicants, 6,030 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,628 students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz in 2016, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

State University of New York at New Paltz has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,030

Accepted Out of 14,042

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of State University of New York at New Paltz was 42.9% (6,030 admissions from 14,042 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 41.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.18%, while admissions declined by -0.888%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

959

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at State University of New York at New Paltz in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

State University of New York at New Paltz has a total enrollment of 7,628 students. The full-time enrollment at State University of New York at New Paltz is 6,632 students and the part-time enrollment is 996. This means that 86.9% 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 62.7% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Black or African American, 5.22% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.0918% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0787% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at State University of New York at New Paltz, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,628 students. The full-time enrollment at State University of New York at New Paltz is 6,632 and the part-time enrollment is 996. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at State University of New York at New Paltz are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 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

    4,780

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,293

  3. Black or African American

    405

The enrolled student population at State University of New York at New Paltz is 62.7% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 5.31% Black or African American, 5.22% Asian, 2.15% Two or More Races, 0.0918% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0787% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 272 students (3.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 570 more women than men received degrees from State University of New York at New Paltz. The majority of degree recipients at State University of New York at New Paltz are white (1,484 degrees awarded). There were 5.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (286 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at State University of New York at New Paltz is General Psychology (176 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (126 degrees) and Sociology (119 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees awarded), English (139 degrees), and Communications (221 degrees).

Workforce

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 (348,165 people), Miscellaneous managers (292,319 people), Designers (217,265 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (210,514 people), and Postsecondary teachers (183,051 people).

The most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees awarded), English (139 degrees), Communications (221 degrees), History (56 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (217 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 State University of New York at New Paltz are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees awarded), English (139 degrees), Communications (221 degrees), History (56 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (217 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 (632,330 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,892 people), Legal services (188,539 people), Computer Systems Design (182,967 people), and Hospitals (164,135 people).

The most specialized majors at State University of New York at New Paltz are Cultural & Gender Studies (57 degrees awarded), English (139 degrees), Communications (221 degrees), History (56 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (217 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 State University of New York at New Paltz.

Most Common

  1. 176 degrees awarded

  2. 126 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at State University of New York at New Paltz was General Psychology with 176 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 882

  2. 1,452

In 2016, 882 degrees were awarded to men at State University of New York at New Paltz, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,452).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at State University of New York at New Paltz in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 4.27 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 152 degrees were awarded to women at State University of New York at New Paltz in General Psychology, which is 5.07 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 55% 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, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at State University of New York at New Paltz is Female and Asian (75.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 13.5% of graduates (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,484 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    286 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at State University of New York at New Paltz is white (1,484 degrees awarded). There were 5.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (286 degrees).

4.58% of degree recipients (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    944 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    540 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    199 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at State University of New York at New Paltz is white female (944 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (540 degrees).

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Operations

State University of New York at New Paltz has an endowment valued at nearly $18.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $171k (0.907%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, State University of New York at New Paltz had a total expenditure of $179M. Of that $179M, they spent $71.3M on salaries and $179M on benefits.

State University of New York at New Paltz employs 143 Associate professors, 99 Assistant professors, and 69 Lecturers. Most academics at State University of New York at New Paltz are Male Associate professors (77), Female Associate professors(66), and Female Assistant professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz are: Service, with 148 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 141 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 90 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.9M

2015 Endowment

4.9%

growth from 2014

State University of New York at New Paltz has an endowment valued at about $18.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of State University of New York at New Paltz grew 4.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.99M 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. $2.99M - Federal

  2. $399k - State

  3. $91.4k - Local

As of 2015, State University of New York at New Paltz received $2.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $399k from state grants and contracts, and $91.4k 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.

$71.3M

Salary Expenditure

$179M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, State University of New York at New Paltz had a total expenditure of $179M. Of that $179M, they spent $71.3M on salaries and $179M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at State University of New York at New Paltz as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$71.3M

2015 Salaries

5.58%

growth from 2014

In 2015, State University of New York at New Paltz paid a median of $71.3M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($179M) and a 5.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.68% growth from 2013 and a 1.47% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.2M

Instructional Salaries

360

Number of Employees

In 2015, State University of New York at New Paltz paid a total of $25.2M to 360 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

143 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

148 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz were Associate professor with 143 employees; Assistant professor with 99 employees; and Assistant professor with 69 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz were Service with 148 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 141 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 90 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at State University of New York at New Paltz was Male Associate professor with 77 employees, Female Associate professor with 66 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 57 employees.

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

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