SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,133
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.671%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.2%
1,951 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,127
87% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
77.1%
253 Graduates

About

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a higher education institution located in Onondaga County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry were Conservation Biology (70 degrees awarded), Natural Resource Management & Policy (63 degrees), and Environmental Biology (60 degrees).

In 2020, 640 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 46.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (491 degrees), 21.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is $7,070, which is $−21,559 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is $7,070, which is $−21,559 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,133.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is $−21,559 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$22,133
2020 Value
9.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,133. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry grew by 9.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,240
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was of $14,240 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.53% 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

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2019, when 79% 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.
0.671%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was 0.671%, which represents 3 out of the 447 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 of Environmental Science and Forestry received 1,951 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 17.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,951 applicants, 1,174 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,127 students enrolled at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2020, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,174
Accepted Out of 1,951

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was 60.2% (1,174 admissions from 1,951 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 69.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 17.5%, while admissions grew by 1.65%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
239
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has a total enrollment of 2,127 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is 1,850 students and the part-time enrollment is 277. This means that 87% of students enrolled at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.1% White, 5.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (42.8%), followed by White Female (35%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (2.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,127 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is 1,850 and the part-time enrollment is 277. This means that 87% of students enrolled at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 of Environmental Science and Forestry was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,597
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    126
  3. Asian
    81

The enrolled student population at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is 75.1% White, 5.92% Hispanic or Latino, 3.81% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 1.97% Black or African American, 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 82 students (3.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 44 fewer women than men received degrees from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is white (491 degrees awarded). There were 21.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is Conservation Biology (70 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Resource Management & Policy (63 degrees) and Environmental Biology (60 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (27 degrees), and Biology (248 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 College of Environmental Science and Forestry are Physicians (480,154 people), Software developers (471,202 people), Other managers (443,630 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (356,334 people), and Civil engineers (281,668 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (27 degrees), Biology (248 degrees), Engineering (115 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 of Environmental Science and Forestry are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (27 degrees), Biology (248 degrees), Engineering (115 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are Architectural, engineering & related services (608,927 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (551,792 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (538,894 people), Computer Systems Design (506,816 people), and Construction (349,866 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are Natural Resources & Conservation (211 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (27 degrees), Biology (248 degrees), Engineering (115 degrees), and Physical Sciences (20 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 of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 60 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was Conservation Biology with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

342
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
298
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 342 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which is 1.15 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (298).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 46 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Conservation Biology, which is 0.793 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 College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Conservation Biology, which is 1.26 times more than the 46 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 (89%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is Female and White (89% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 3.16% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    491 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is white (491 degrees awarded). There were 21.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (23 degrees).

3.28% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    264 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is white male (264 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (227 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has an endowment valued at nearly $38.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $163k (0.42%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry had a total salary expenditure of $96.7M. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry employs 49 Professors, 37 Assistant professors, and 32 Associate professors. Most academics at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are Male Professors (38), Male Associate professors(22), and Male Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are: Business and Financial Operations, with 49 employees, Service, with 44 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.8M
2020 Endowment
0.212%
decline from 2019

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has an endowment valued at about $38.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry declined 0.212% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $263M 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.34M - Federal
  2. $5.25M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry received $8.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.25M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.6M
2020 Salaries
0.472%
decline from 2019

In 2020, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($96.7M) and a 0.472% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.64% growth from 2018 and a 3.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry paid a total of $12.2M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry were Professor with 49 employees; Assistant professor with 37 employees; and Assistant professor with 32 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry were Business and Financial Operations with 49 employees; Service with 44 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry was Male Professor with 38 employees, Male Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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