SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2.91% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
0.713%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
1,899
83.4% Full-Time

About

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is a higher education institution located in Kings County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University were Registered Nursing (107 degrees awarded), Physician Assistant (37 degrees), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (25 degrees).

In 2019, 646 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (263 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (163 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is $7,070, which is $−7,430 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is $7,070, which is $−7,430 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is $−7,430 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

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2019 Value

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.16% with respect to 2018, when 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.713%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was 0.713%, which represents 3 out of the 421 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has a total enrollment of 1,899 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is 1,583 students and the part-time enrollment is 316. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.6% White, 24.7% Asian, 21.2% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.0527% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0527% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.7%) and Asian Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.4%) and White Male (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,899 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is 1,583 and the part-time enrollment is 316. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Downstate Health Sciences University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    658
  2. Asian
    469
  3. Black or African American
    402

The enrolled student population at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is 34.6% White, 24.7% Asian, 21.2% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Two or More Races, 0.0527% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0527% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 216 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is white (263 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (163 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is Registered Nursing (107 degrees awarded), followed by Physician Assistant (37 degrees) and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (641 degrees awarded), Biology (5 degrees), and Engineering (0 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 Downstate Health Sciences University are Registered nurses (1,492,665 people), Physicians (549,900 people), Other managers (495,394 people), Software developers (448,397 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,548 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Health (641 degrees awarded), Biology (5 degrees), Engineering (0 degrees), and Psychology (0 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 Downstate Health Sciences University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Computer hardware engineers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Health (641 degrees awarded), Biology (5 degrees), Engineering (0 degrees), and Psychology (0 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 Downstate Health Sciences University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,052,981 people), Elementary & secondary schools (697,089 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (671,452 people), Computer Systems Design (526,615 people), and Offices of physicians (465,584 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Health (641 degrees awarded), Biology (5 degrees), Engineering (0 degrees), and Psychology (0 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 Downstate Health Sciences University.
Most Common
  1. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 25 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was Registered Nursing with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

215
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
431
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 215 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, which is 0.499 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (431).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 114 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Medicine, which is 1.33 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Medicine, which is 0.754 times less than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    263 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    163 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is white (263 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (163 degrees).

3.41% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    167 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    108 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is white female (167 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (108 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.49M (22.4%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University had a total salary expenditure of $817M. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University employs 56 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 31 Professors. Most academics at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Female Assistant professors (34), Male Assistant professors(22), and Male Professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 237 employees, Service, with 209 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.5M
2019 Endowment
3.66%
growth from 2018

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at about $24.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University grew 3.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.4M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.1M - Federal
  2. $6.16M - State
  3. $7.8M - Local

As of 2019, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University received $31.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.16M from state grants and contracts, and $7.8M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$399M
2019 Salaries
1.64%
growth from 2018

In 2019, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University paid a median of $399M in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($817M) and a 1.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.45% growth from 2017 and a 3.05% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.8M
Instructional Salaries
132
Number of Employees

In 2019, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University paid a total of $18.8M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.72% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Healthcare Practioners and Technical
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
237 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 31 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 237 employees; Service with 209 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Male Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

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