SUNY at Purchase College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,538
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.22%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.7%
4,594 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,685
90% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
61.2%
455 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 (103 degrees awarded), General Psychology (71 degrees), and General Communication (54 degrees).

In 2020, 1,085 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Purchase College. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (607 degrees), 2.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $7,070, which is $−21,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $7,070, which is $−21,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,538.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $−21,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$16,538
2020 Value
8.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY at Purchase College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,538. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY at Purchase College grew by 8.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,548
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Purchase College was of $14,548 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 5.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Purchase College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.69% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
7.22%
2018 Default Rate
67
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Purchase College was 7.22%, which represents 67 out of the 928 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 4,594 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 29.2% annual decline. Out of those 4,594 applicants, 3,386 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,685 students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in 2020, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Purchase College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,386
Accepted Out of 4,594

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Purchase College was 73.7% (3,386 admissions from 4,594 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 51.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −29.2%, while admissions grew by 1.35%.

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage
163
Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Purchase College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Purchase College has a total enrollment of 3,685 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,316 students and the part-time enrollment is 369. This means that 90% 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 49.3% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Black or African American, 5.18% Two or More Races, 4.07% Asian, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0814% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.3%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (30.9%), followed by White Female (23.5%) and Asian Female (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,685 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,316 and the part-time enrollment is 369. This means that 90% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 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 79%. 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
    1,816
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    949
  3. Black or African American
    487

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College is 49.3% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% Black or African American, 5.18% Two or More Races, 4.07% Asian, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0814% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 16 students (0.434%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 207 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 (607 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (71 degrees) and General Communication (54 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 (510 degrees awarded), Communications (124 degrees), and History (33 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 SUNY at Purchase College are Other managers (287,845 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (261,964 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (240,142 people), Postsecondary teachers (203,203 people), and Secondary school teachers (181,116 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (510 degrees awarded), Communications (124 degrees), History (33 degrees), English (47 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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 Dentists

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (510 degrees awarded), Communications (124 degrees), History (33 degrees), English (47 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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 (654,398 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,439 people), Computer Systems Design (231,025 people), Legal services (207,834 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (152,388 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (510 degrees awarded), Communications (124 degrees), History (33 degrees), English (47 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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. 103 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 54 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 103 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

439
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
646
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 439 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College, which is 0.68 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (646).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.776 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY at Purchase College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.29 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 54% 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, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY at Purchase College is Female and Black or African American (74.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.74% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    607 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    221 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Purchase College is white (607 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (221 degrees).

0.461% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    349 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    258 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY at Purchase College is white female (349 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (258 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at nearly $74.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $964k (1.3%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, SUNY at Purchase College had a total salary expenditure of $147M. SUNY at Purchase College employs 78 Assistant professors, 66 Associate professors, and 32 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Purchase College are Female Assistant professors (44), Male Assistant professors(34), and Male Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College are: Service, with 114 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, and Management with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.4M
2020 Endowment
4.54%
decline from 2019

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at about $74.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Purchase College declined 4.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.6M 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. $333k - Federal
  2. $643k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, SUNY at Purchase College received $333k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $643k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51M
2020 Salaries
0.977%
decline from 2019

In 2020, SUNY at Purchase College paid a median of $51M in salaries, which represents 34.7% of their overall expenditure ($147M) and a 0.977% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.59% growth from 2018 and a 4.7% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
180
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY at Purchase College paid a total of $13.5M to 180 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
78 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Assistant professor with 78 employees; Associate professor with 66 employees; and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Service with 114 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees; and Management with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Assistant professor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 33 employees.

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

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