SUNY Empire State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,381

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.59%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

10,977

35.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

17.1%

14 Graduates

About

SUNY Empire State College is a higher education institution located in Saratoga County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY Empire State College were General Business (872 degrees awarded), Community Organization & Advocacy (575 degrees), and Registered Nursing (207 degrees).

In 2017, 3,511 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Empire State College. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,119 degrees), 4.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $6,670, which is $-14,063 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $6,670, which is $-14,063 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,381.

In 2017, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at SUNY Empire State College was $6,670. The cost of tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $-14,063 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,381

2017 Value

2.56%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 SUNY Empire State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,381. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of SUNY Empire State College grew by 2.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,600

Room and Board

$1,528

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Empire State College was of $11,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,528. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at SUNY Empire State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.28% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.

6.59%

2016 Default Rate

212

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Empire State College was 6.59%, which represents 212 out of the 3219 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 Empire State College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 10,977 students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Empire State College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Empire State College has a total enrollment of 10,977 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is 3,861 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,116. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Empire State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.8% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Asian, 2.23% Two or More Races, 0.465% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Black or African American Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Empire State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,977 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is 3,861 and the part-time enrollment is 7,116. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

2017 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 Empire State College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY Empire State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,569

  2. Black or African American

    1,610

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,380

The enrolled student population at SUNY Empire State College is 59.8% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Asian, 2.23% Two or More Races, 0.465% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.21% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 701 students (6.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 787 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Empire State College. The majority of degree recipients at SUNY Empire State College are white (2,119 degrees awarded). There were 4.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Empire State College is General Business (872 degrees awarded), followed by Community Organization & Advocacy (575 degrees) and Registered Nursing (207 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Empire State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (728 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (209 degrees), and English (128 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 Empire State College are Accountants & auditors (1,107,914 people), Other managers (718,139 people), Financial managers (435,150 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (403,320 people), and Chief executives & legislators (343,456 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (728 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (209 degrees), English (128 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), and Business (1,370 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 Empire State College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (728 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (209 degrees), English (128 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), and Business (1,370 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 Empire State College are Elementary & secondary schools (822,108 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (598,172 people), Banking & related activities (510,218 people), Computer Systems Design (508,305 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (501,579 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (728 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (209 degrees), English (128 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (197 degrees), and Business (1,370 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 Empire State College.

Most Common

  1. 872 degrees awarded

  2. 575 degrees awarded

  3. 207 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Empire State College was General Business with 872 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,362

  2. 2,149

In 2017, 1,362 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Empire State College, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,149).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 412 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Empire State College in General Business, which is 0.732 times less than the 563 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 563 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Empire State College in General Business, which is 1.37 times more than the 412 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%

100% Completion Time

17%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 7% of students graduating from SUNY Empire State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Empire State College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 7.14% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,119 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    509 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    341 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Empire State College is white (2,119 degrees awarded). There were 4.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

9.71% of degree recipients (341 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,296 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    823 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    342 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY Empire State College is white female (1,296 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (823 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Empire State College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $348k (1.76%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, SUNY Empire State College had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $57.2M on salaries and $139M on benefits.

SUNY Empire State College employs 92 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at SUNY Empire State College are Female Associate professors (59), Male Associate professors(33), and Female Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 210 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 54 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.8M

2017 Endowment

147%

growth from 2016

SUNY Empire State College has an endowment valued at about $19.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Empire State College grew 147% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.25M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, SUNY Empire State College received $1.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$57.2M

Salary Expenditure

$139M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, SUNY Empire State College had a total expenditure of $139M. Of that $139M, they spent $57.2M on salaries and $139M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at SUNY Empire State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$57.2M

2017 Salaries

3.99%

decline from 2016

In 2017, SUNY Empire State College paid a median of $57.2M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($139M) and a 3.99% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.64% decline from 2015 and a 0.102% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.6M

Instructional Salaries

177

Number of Employees

In 2017, SUNY Empire State College paid a total of $14.6M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

92 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

210 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College were Associate professor with 92 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College were Office and Administrative Support with 210 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 54 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College was Female Associate professor with 59 employees, Male Associate professor with 33 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at SUNY Empire State College.

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