Stony Brook University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,470

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,615

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.7%

34,999 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

25,734

82.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

72.4%

1,978 Graduates

About

Stony Brook University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stony Brook University were General Health Services (498 degrees awarded), General Psychology (454 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (408 degrees).

In 2016, 7,216 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stony Brook University. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,948 degrees), 2.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1278 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $6,470, which is $-19,386 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $6,470, which is $-19,386 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,615.

In 2016, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,470

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Stony Brook University was $6,470. The cost of tuition at Stony Brook University is $-19,386 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,615

2016 Value

0.829%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Stony Brook University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,615. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Stony Brook University grew by 0.829%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,155

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stony Brook University was of $12,155 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 1.95% 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

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Stony Brook University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 57% 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.

2.8%

2015 Default Rate

120

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Stony Brook University was 2.8%, which represents 120 out of the 4290 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

Stony Brook University received 34,999 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.5% annual growth. Out of those 34,999 applicants, 14,233 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.7% acceptance rate.

There were 25,734 students enrolled at Stony Brook University in 2016, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stony Brook University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

14,233

Accepted Out of 34,999

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stony Brook University was 40.7% (14,233 admissions from 34,999 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 41%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.5%, while admissions grew by 1.7%.

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SAT Scores

79%

Submission Percentage

2,314

Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Stony Brook University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stony Brook University has a total enrollment of 25,734 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,277 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,457. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.9% White, 18.7% Asian, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 6.11% Black or African American, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0971% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stony Brook University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.2%), followed by White Female (15.8%) and Asian Male (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.8%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Asian Female (5.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,734 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,277 and the part-time enrollment is 4,457. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

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 Stony Brook University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Stony Brook University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,763

  2. Asian

    4,800

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,585

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University is 37.9% White, 18.7% Asian, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 6.11% Black or African American, 2.01% Two or More Races, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0971% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 2,007 students (7.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 490 more women than men received degrees from Stony Brook University. The majority of degree recipients at Stony Brook University are white (2,948 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1278 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stony Brook University is General Health Services (498 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (454 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (408 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stony Brook University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (424 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (255 degrees), and Biology (690 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 Stony Brook University are Miscellaneous managers (749,808 people), Physicians & surgeons (508,705 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (469,811 people), Postsecondary teachers (396,569 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (348,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (424 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (255 degrees), Biology (690 degrees), Engineering (656 degrees), and Social Sciences (638 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 Stony Brook University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (424 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (255 degrees), Biology (690 degrees), Engineering (656 degrees), and Social Sciences (638 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 Stony Brook University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (724,667 people), Hospitals (683,476 people), Computer Systems Design (600,309 people), Elementary & secondary schools (553,707 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (495,681 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (424 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (255 degrees), Biology (690 degrees), Engineering (656 degrees), and Social Sciences (638 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 Stony Brook University.

Most Common

  1. 498 degrees awarded

  2. 454 degrees awarded

  3. 408 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stony Brook University was General Health Services with 498 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,363

  2. 3,853

In 2016, 3,363 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University, which is 0.873 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,853).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.66 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 362 degrees were awarded to women at Stony Brook University in General Psychology, which is 3.02 times more than the 120 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 48% of students graduating from Stony Brook University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (84.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stony Brook University is Female and Asian (84.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 8.49% of graduates (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,948 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,278 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    623 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stony Brook University is white (2,948 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1278 degrees).

7.77% of degree recipients (561 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,647 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,301 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    641 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stony Brook University is white female (1,647 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,301 degrees).

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Operations

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at nearly $208M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.16M (2%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Stony Brook University had a total expenditure of $2.32B. Of that $2.32B, they spent $959M on salaries and $2.32B on benefits.

Stony Brook University employs 339 Professors, 300 Assistant professors, and 265 Associate professors. Most academics at Stony Brook University are Male Professors (267), Male Assistant professors(157), and Male Associate professors (151).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 491 employees, Service, with 377 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 299 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$208M

2015 Endowment

5.89%

growth from 2014

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at about $208M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Stony Brook University grew 5.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $63M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $142M - Federal

  2. $10.6M - State

  3. $177k - Local

As of 2015, Stony Brook University received $142M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.6M from state grants and contracts, and $177k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$959M

Salary Expenditure

$2.32B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Stony Brook University had a total expenditure of $2.32B. Of that $2.32B, they spent $959M on salaries and $2.32B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Stony Brook University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$959M

2015 Salaries

5.42%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Stony Brook University paid a median of $959M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.32B) and a 5.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.34% growth from 2013 and a 2.94% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$118M

Instructional Salaries

1,032

Number of Employees

In 2015, Stony Brook University paid a total of $118M to 1,032 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

339 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

491 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Professor with 339 employees; Assistant professor with 300 employees; and Assistant professor with 265 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Business and Financial Operations with 491 employees; Service with 377 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 299 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stony Brook University was Male Professor with 267 employees, Male Assistant professor with 157 employees, and Male Associate professor with 151 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Stony Brook University.

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