SUNY Buffalo State

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,400
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
13,313 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,339
84.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40.4%
750 Graduates

About

SUNY Buffalo State is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY Buffalo State were General Business Administration & Management (176 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (145 degrees), and General Studies (109 degrees).

In 2020, 2,150 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Buffalo State. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,217 degrees), 2.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (503 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Buffalo State is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Buffalo State is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,400.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY Buffalo State was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Buffalo State is $−15,460 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,400
2020 Value
9.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY Buffalo State had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,400. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY Buffalo State grew by 9.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,220
Room and Board
$1,038
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Buffalo State was of $14,220 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,038. The cost of room and board increased by 2.38% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at SUNY Buffalo State received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.63% with respect to 2019, when 76% 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.
10.1%
2018 Default Rate
286
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Buffalo State was 10.1%, which represents 286 out of the 2824 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 Buffalo State received 13,313 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.67% annual decline. Out of those 13,313 applicants, 10,660 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 8,339 students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State in 2020, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY Buffalo State has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,660
Accepted Out of 13,313

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Buffalo State was 80.1% (10,660 admissions from 13,313 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 67%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.67%, while admissions grew by 9.13%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
1,503
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Buffalo State in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Buffalo State has a total enrollment of 8,339 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Buffalo State is 7,033 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,306. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Buffalo State, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 29.7% Black or African American, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Asian, 3.65% Two or More Races, 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.8%) and White Male (17.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.5%), followed by White Male (16.4%) and Black or African American Female (9.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Buffalo State, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,339 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Buffalo State is 7,033 and the part-time enrollment is 1,306. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Buffalo State was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY Buffalo State had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,964
  2. Black or African American
    2,473
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,066

The enrolled student population at SUNY Buffalo State is 47.5% White, 29.7% Black or African American, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Asian, 3.65% Two or More Races, 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 11 students (0.132%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 604 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Buffalo State. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Buffalo State is white (1,217 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (503 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Buffalo State is General Business Administration & Management (176 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (145 degrees) and General Studies (109 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Buffalo State, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Education (481 degrees), and Protective Services (153 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 Buffalo State are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,495,118 people), Secondary school teachers (483,108 people), Education administrators (263,239 people), Preschool & kindergarten teachers (212,126 people), and Special education teachers (211,385 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Education (481 degrees), Protective Services (153 degrees), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (119 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 Buffalo State are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Education (481 degrees), Protective Services (153 degrees), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (119 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 Buffalo State are Elementary & secondary schools (2,774,630 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (370,451 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (252,999 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (195,804 people), and Child day care services (125,514 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State are Communication Technologies (42 degrees awarded), Education (481 degrees), Protective Services (153 degrees), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (119 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 Buffalo State.
Most Common
  1. 176 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 145 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 109 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Buffalo State was General Business Administration & Management with 176 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

773
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,377
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 773 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Buffalo State, which is 0.561 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 100 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Buffalo State in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.32 times more than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 114 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Buffalo State in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 7.13 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from SUNY Buffalo State completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Buffalo State is Female and White (51.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,217 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    503 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Buffalo State is white (1,217 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (503 degrees).

3.21% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    769 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    448 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    334 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY Buffalo State is white female (769 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (448 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Buffalo State has an endowment valued at nearly $54.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.01M (1.86%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, SUNY Buffalo State had a total salary expenditure of $237M. SUNY Buffalo State employs 144 Associate professors, 90 Professors, and 66 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY Buffalo State are Female Associate professors (77), Male Associate professors(67), and Male Professors (58).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State are: Service, with 175 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 163 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 123 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$54.2M
2020 Endowment
2.46%
growth from 2019

SUNY Buffalo State has an endowment valued at about $54.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Buffalo State grew 2.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4M - Federal
  2. $1.63M - State
  3. $902k - Local

As of 2020, SUNY Buffalo State received $4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.63M from state grants and contracts, and $902k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$88.9M
2020 Salaries
3.46%
decline from 2019

In 2020, SUNY Buffalo State paid a median of $88.9M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($237M) and a 3.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.86% growth from 2018 and a 0.251% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.8M
Instructional Salaries
347
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY Buffalo State paid a total of $27.8M to 347 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
144 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
175 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State were Associate professor with 144 employees; Professor with 90 employees; and Professor with 66 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State were Service with 175 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 163 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 123 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State was Female Associate professor with 77 employees, Male Associate professor with 67 employees, and Male Professor with 58 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY Buffalo State.

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