SUNY at Purchase College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,104
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.38%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
51.5%
6,486 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,157
91.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.8%
435 Graduates

About

SUNY at Purchase College is a higher education institution located in Westchester County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY at Purchase College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (106 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (69 degrees), and Fine & Studio Arts Management (60 degrees).

In 2019, 1,029 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Purchase College. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (568 degrees), 2.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $7,070, which is $−20,210 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $7,070, which is $−20,210 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,104.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $−20,210 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$18,104
2019 Value
4.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 SUNY at Purchase College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,104. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of SUNY at Purchase College grew by 4.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,764
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Purchase College was of $13,764 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 3.22% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Purchase College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2018, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at SUNY at Purchase College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.
5.38%
2017 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Purchase College was 5.38%, which represents 49 out of the 910 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 Purchase College received 6,486 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 31.2% annual growth. Out of those 6,486 applicants, 3,341 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,157 students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in 2019, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Purchase College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,341
Accepted Out of 6,486

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Purchase College was 51.5% (3,341 admissions from 6,486 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 31.2%, while admissions grew by 3.89%.

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage
313
Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Purchase College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Purchase College has a total enrollment of 4,157 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,806 students and the part-time enrollment is 351. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 4.81% Two or More Races, 4.55% Asian, 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.6%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.7%), followed by White Female (24.7%) and Asian Female (5.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,157 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,806 and the part-time enrollment is 351. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2019 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 Purchase College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), SUNY at Purchase College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,126
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,013
  3. Black or African American
    501

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College is 51.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 4.81% Two or More Races, 4.55% Asian, 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.168% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 23 students (0.553%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 191 more women than men received degrees from SUNY at Purchase College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY at Purchase College is white (568 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (106 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (69 degrees) and Fine & Studio Arts Management (60 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY at Purchase College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), English (55 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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 Purchase College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (485,128 people), Other managers (376,782 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (290,772 people), Postsecondary teachers (259,364 people), and Secondary school teachers (207,899 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), English (55 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Social Sciences (109 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 Purchase College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), English (55 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Social Sciences (109 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 Purchase College are Elementary & secondary schools (746,625 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,195 people), Legal services (388,108 people), Computer Systems Design (284,530 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (227,942 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (477 degrees awarded), English (55 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), History (19 degrees), and Social Sciences (109 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 Purchase College.
Most Common
  1. 106 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 60 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 106 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

419
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
610
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 419 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College, which is 0.687 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (610).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 47 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.797 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY at Purchase College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.26 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 56% of students graduating from SUNY at Purchase College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY at Purchase College is Female and Asian (77.8% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 8.28% of graduates (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    568 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Purchase College is white (568 degrees awarded). There were 2.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (214 degrees).

0.583% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    333 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    235 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY at Purchase College is white female (333 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (235 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at nearly $77.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.42M (1.83%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, SUNY at Purchase College had a total salary expenditure of $153M. SUNY at Purchase College employs 82 Assistant professors, 68 Associate professors, and 31 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Purchase College are Female Assistant professors (46), Male Assistant professors(36), and Female Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College are: Service, with 132 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, and Management with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$77.9M
2019 Endowment
1.96%
growth from 2018

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at about $77.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Purchase College grew 1.96% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $988k - Federal
  2. $910k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, SUNY at Purchase College received $988k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $910k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.5M
2019 Salaries
3.59%
growth from 2018

In 2019, SUNY at Purchase College paid a median of $51.5M in salaries, which represents 33.6% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 3.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.7% growth from 2017 and a 0.923% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M
Instructional Salaries
185
Number of Employees

In 2019, SUNY at Purchase College paid a total of $13.9M to 185 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
82 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
132 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Assistant professor with 82 employees; Associate professor with 68 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Service with 132 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees; and Management with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Male Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Female Associate professor with 35 employees.

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

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