SUNY at Albany

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,470

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,114

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.03%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.4%

23,799 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

17,373

83.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.9%

1,471 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 (384 degrees awarded), Sociology (318 degrees), and General Economics (255 degrees).

In 2016, 4,903 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Albany. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,705 degrees), 4.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (601 degrees).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Albany 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 $15,114.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,470

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany was $6,470. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany 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

$15,114

2016 Value

6.24%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 SUNY at Albany had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,114. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of SUNY at Albany grew by 6.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,086

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Albany was of $11,086 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 2.01% 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

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Albany received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.67% with respect to 2015, when 60% 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.

4.03%

2015 Default Rate

159

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Albany was 4.03%, which represents 159 out of the 3947 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 23,799 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.55% annual growth. Out of those 23,799 applicants, 12,944 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.4% acceptance rate.

There were 17,373 students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Albany has an overall enrollment yield of 21.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

12,944

Accepted Out of 23,799

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Albany was 54.4% (12,944 admissions from 23,799 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 56.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.55%, while admissions grew by 2.66%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

2,369

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Albany in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Albany has a total enrollment of 17,373 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,520 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,853. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0863% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25.5%), followed by White Female (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.8%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,373 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,520 and the part-time enrollment is 2,853. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 SUNY at Albany was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), SUNY at Albany had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,634

  2. Black or African American

    2,500

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,357

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany is 49.7% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0863% 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, 579 students (3.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 627 more women than men received degrees from SUNY at Albany. The majority of degree recipients at SUNY at Albany are white (2,705 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (601 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Albany is General Psychology (384 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (318 degrees) and General Economics (255 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 (361 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (65 degrees), and Social Sciences (853 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 (365,574 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (330,743 people), Miscellaneous managers (327,773 people), Postsecondary teachers (215,600 people), and Chief executives & legislators (126,127 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are English (361 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (65 degrees), Social Sciences (853 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (407 degrees), and Math & Statistics (134 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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are English (361 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (65 degrees), Social Sciences (853 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (407 degrees), and Math & Statistics (134 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 (600,690 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (424,985 people), Legal services (297,979 people), Hospitals (249,014 people), and Computer Systems Design (229,398 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are English (361 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (65 degrees), Social Sciences (853 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (407 degrees), and Math & Statistics (134 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. 384 degrees awarded

  2. 318 degrees awarded

  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Albany was General Psychology with 384 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,138

  2. 2,765

In 2016, 2,138 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,765).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 208 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany in General Economics, which is 2.77 times more than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 296 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY at Albany in General Psychology, which is 3.08 times more than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 54% of students graduating from SUNY at Albany completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 (80.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY at Albany is Female and Black or African American (80.1% 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, 2.65% of graduates (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,705 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    601 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    525 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Albany is white (2,705 degrees awarded). There were 4.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (601 degrees).

3.55% of degree recipients (174 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,462 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,243 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    393 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY at Albany is white female (1,462 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,243 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at nearly $54.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-56.6k (-0.103%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, SUNY at Albany had a total expenditure of $543M. Of that $543M, they spent $218M on salaries and $543M on benefits.

SUNY at Albany employs 218 Associate professors, 209 Assistant professors, and 159 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Albany are Male Associate professors (124), Male Professors(121), and Male Assistant professors (114).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany are: Business and Financial Operations, with 336 employees, Service, with 324 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 218 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$54.8M

2015 Endowment

10.7%

growth from 2014

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at about $54.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Albany grew 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $216M 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. $74.3M - Federal

  2. $11.6M - State

  3. $128k - Local

As of 2015, SUNY at Albany received $74.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.6M from state grants and contracts, and $128k 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.

$218M

Salary Expenditure

$543M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, SUNY at Albany had a total expenditure of $543M. Of that $543M, they spent $218M on salaries and $543M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at SUNY at Albany as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$218M

2015 Salaries

9.34%

decline from 2014

In 2015, SUNY at Albany paid a median of $218M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($543M) and a 9.34% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.26% growth from 2013 and a 1.78% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$58.6M

Instructional Salaries

632

Number of Employees

In 2015, SUNY at Albany paid a total of $58.6M to 632 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.8% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

218 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

336 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Associate professor with 218 employees; Assistant professor with 209 employees; and Assistant professor with 159 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Business and Financial Operations with 336 employees; Service with 324 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 218 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany was Male Associate professor with 124 employees, Male Professor with 121 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 114 employees.

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

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