SUNY at Albany

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,100

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.64%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

54%

24,887 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

17,743

83.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65%

1,573 Graduates

About

SUNY at Albany is a higher education institution located in Albany County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY at Albany were General Psychology (375 degrees awarded), Sociology (285 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (272 degrees).

In 2017, 4,895 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Albany. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,651 degrees), 4.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (595 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Albany is $6,670, which is $-19,830 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Albany is $6,670, which is $-19,830 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,100.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany was $6,670. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany is $-19,830 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,100

2017 Value

6.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 SUNY at Albany had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,100. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of SUNY at Albany grew by 6.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,346

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Albany was of $11,346 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.35% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Albany received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.

4.64%

2016 Default Rate

182

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Albany was 4.64%, which represents 182 out of the 3919 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

SUNY at Albany received 24,887 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.57% annual growth. Out of those 24,887 applicants, 13,442 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54% acceptance rate.

There were 17,743 students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in 2017, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Albany has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,442

Accepted Out of 24,887

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Albany was 54% (13,442 admissions from 24,887 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.57%, while admissions grew by 3.85%.

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SAT Scores

86%

Submission Percentage

2,423

Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Albany in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Albany has a total enrollment of 17,743 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,849 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,894. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (24%), followed by White Female (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Black or African American Female (5.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,743 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,849 and the part-time enrollment is 2,894. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2017 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 SUNY at Albany was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), SUNY at Albany had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,425

  2. Black or African American

    2,754

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,556

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany is 47.5% White, 15.5% Black or African American, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 587 students (3.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 311 more women than men received degrees from SUNY at Albany. The majority of degree recipients at SUNY at Albany are white (2,651 degrees awarded). There were 4.46 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (595 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Albany is General Psychology (375 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (285 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (272 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY at Albany, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (356 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (833 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (360 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 SUNY at Albany are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (381,685 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (317,457 people), Other managers (283,646 people), Social workers, all other (232,506 people), and Postsecondary teachers (168,670 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are English (356 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (833 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (326 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 SUNY at Albany are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are English (356 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (833 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (326 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 SUNY at Albany are Elementary & secondary schools (609,093 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,776 people), Legal services (316,031 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (269,576 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (213,060 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are English (356 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (833 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (360 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (326 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 SUNY at Albany.

Most Common

  1. 375 degrees awarded

  2. 285 degrees awarded

  3. 272 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Albany was General Psychology with 375 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,292

  2. 2,603

In 2017, 2,292 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany, which is 0.881 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,603).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 230 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.6 times more than the 144 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 291 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY at Albany in General Psychology, which is 3.03 times more than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 59% of students graduating from SUNY at Albany completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (78.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY at Albany is Female and Black or African American (78.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.35% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,651 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    595 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    524 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Albany is white (2,651 degrees awarded). There were 4.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (595 degrees).

2.86% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,367 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,284 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    369 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY at Albany is white female (1,367 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,284 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at nearly $65.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.27M (1.94%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, SUNY at Albany had a total salary expenditure of $585M. SUNY at Albany employs 218 Associate professors, 201 Assistant professors, and 162 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Albany are Male Associate professors (125), Male Professors(122), and Male Assistant professors (107).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany are: Business and Financial Operations, with 355 employees, Service, with 331 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 222 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.3M

2017 Endowment

10.2%

growth from 2016

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at about $65.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Albany grew 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $221M 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. $78.3M - Federal

  2. $14.3M - State

  3. $28.9k - Local

As of 2017, SUNY at Albany received $78.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.3M from state grants and contracts, and $28.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$220M

2017 Salaries

2.65%

growth from 2016

In 2017, SUNY at Albany paid a median of $220M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($585M) and a 2.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.82% decline from 2015 and a 9.34% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$60.9M

Instructional Salaries

660

Number of Employees

In 2017, SUNY at Albany paid a total of $60.9M to 660 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

218 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

355 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Associate professor with 218 employees; Assistant professor with 201 employees; and Assistant professor with 162 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Business and Financial Operations with 355 employees; Service with 331 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 222 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany was Male Associate professor with 125 employees, Male Professor with 122 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 107 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at SUNY at Albany.

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