SUNY College at Plattsburgh

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,760
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.83%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
61%
9,009 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,109
87.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.3%
696 Graduates

About

SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a higher education institution located in Clinton County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY College at Plattsburgh were General Business Administration & Management (153 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (104 degrees), and General Psychology (93 degrees).

In 2020, 1,630 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY College at Plattsburgh. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,114 degrees), 6.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (160 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College at Plattsburgh 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 College at Plattsburgh 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 $15,760.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending SUNY College at Plattsburgh received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY College at Plattsburgh was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY College at Plattsburgh 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

$15,760
2020 Value
6.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY College at Plattsburgh had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,760. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY College at Plattsburgh grew by 6.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,720
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY College at Plattsburgh was of $13,720 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of room and board increased by 5.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 8.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at SUNY College at Plattsburgh received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.21% 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.
2.83%
2018 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY College at Plattsburgh was 2.83%, which represents 40 out of the 1414 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 College at Plattsburgh received 9,009 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.03% annual decline. Out of those 9,009 applicants, 5,498 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61% acceptance rate.

There were 5,109 students enrolled at SUNY College at Plattsburgh in 2020, and 99% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY College at Plattsburgh has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,498
Accepted Out of 9,009

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY College at Plattsburgh was 61% (5,498 admissions from 9,009 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 58.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.03%, while admissions declined by −1.93%.

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SAT Scores

99%
Submission Percentage
883
Scores Submitted

99% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY College at Plattsburgh in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY College at Plattsburgh has a total enrollment of 5,109 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is 4,451 students and the part-time enrollment is 658. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY College at Plattsburgh, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.1% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 2.58% Asian, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.157% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY College at Plattsburgh in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (26%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.9%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY College at Plattsburgh, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,109 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is 4,451 and the part-time enrollment is 658. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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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 College at Plattsburgh was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY College at Plattsburgh had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,326
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    618
  3. Black or African American
    518

The enrolled student population at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is 65.1% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 2.58% Asian, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.587% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.157% 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, 149 students (2.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 306 more women than men received degrees from SUNY College at Plattsburgh. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is white (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (160 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is General Business Administration & Management (153 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (104 degrees) and General Psychology (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY College at Plattsburgh, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees awarded), Communications (134 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (15 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 College at Plattsburgh are Elementary & middle school teachers (240,110 people), Other managers (217,092 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (210,666 people), Postsecondary teachers (138,462 people), and Secondary school teachers (109,731 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees awarded), Communications (134 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (24 degrees), and English (39 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 College at Plattsburgh are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees awarded), Communications (134 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (24 degrees), and English (39 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 College at Plattsburgh are Elementary & secondary schools (506,125 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,272 people), Legal services (176,751 people), Computer Systems Design (155,936 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (123,985 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees awarded), Communications (134 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees), History (24 degrees), and English (39 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 College at Plattsburgh.
Most Common
  1. 153 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 104 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 93 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY College at Plattsburgh was General Business Administration & Management with 153 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

662
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
968
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 662 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College at Plattsburgh, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (968).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College at Plattsburgh in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.35 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY College at Plattsburgh in Registered Nursing, which is 6.43 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 51% of students graduating from SUNY College at Plattsburgh 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is Male and Two or More Races (85.7% 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, 2.44% 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
    1,114 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    160 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is white (1,114 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (160 degrees).

3.93% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    656 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    458 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY College at Plattsburgh is white female (656 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (458 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY College at Plattsburgh has an endowment valued at nearly $22.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $748k (3.39%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, SUNY College at Plattsburgh had a total salary expenditure of $145M. SUNY College at Plattsburgh employs 86 Associate professors, 62 Professors, and 60 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are Male Associate professors (50), Male Professors(41), and Female Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College at Plattsburgh are: Service, with 113 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 93 employees, and Management with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.1M
2020 Endowment
1.67%
growth from 2019

SUNY College at Plattsburgh has an endowment valued at about $22.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY College at Plattsburgh grew 1.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.6M lower 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. $3.45M - Federal
  2. $1.54M - State
  3. $10.2k - Local

As of 2020, SUNY College at Plattsburgh received $3.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.54M from state grants and contracts, and $10.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.5M
2020 Salaries
2.07%
decline from 2019

In 2020, SUNY College at Plattsburgh paid a median of $51.5M in salaries, which represents 35.4% of their overall expenditure ($145M) and a 2.07% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.207% growth from 2018 and a 0.368% 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

$18.1M
Instructional Salaries
252
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY College at Plattsburgh paid a total of $18.1M to 252 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% 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
86 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
113 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY College at Plattsburgh were Associate professor with 86 employees; Professor with 62 employees; and Professor with 60 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College at Plattsburgh were Service with 113 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 93 employees; and Management with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY College at Plattsburgh was Male Associate professor with 50 employees, Male Professor with 41 employees, and Female Associate professor with 36 employees.

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

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