SUNY Empire State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,696
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.02%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
10,440
32.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.7%
27 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 (744 degrees awarded), Community Organization & Advocacy (424 degrees), and General Psychology (198 degrees).

In 2019, 3,146 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Empire State College. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,880 degrees), 4.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (431 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $7,070, which is $−14,956 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $7,070, which is $−14,956 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,696.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at SUNY Empire State College was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $−14,956 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,696
2019 Value
12.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 SUNY Empire State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,696. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of SUNY Empire State College grew by 12.8%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at SUNY Empire State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2018, when 60% 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.
7.02%
2017 Default Rate
211
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Empire State College was 7.02%, which represents 211 out of the 3007 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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Enrollment

SUNY Empire State College has a total enrollment of 10,440 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is 3,387 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,053. This means that 32.4% 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 55.5% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.5%) and White Male (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Empire State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,440 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is 3,387 and the part-time enrollment is 7,053. This means that 32.4% of students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2019 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 (74%), 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
    5,795
  2. Black or African American
    1,533
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,381

The enrolled student population at SUNY Empire State College is 55.5% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.73% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.22% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,077 students (10.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 944 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Empire State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Empire State College is white (1,880 degrees awarded). There were 4.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (431 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Empire State College is General Business (744 degrees awarded), followed by Community Organization & Advocacy (424 degrees) and General Psychology (198 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 (559 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (199 degrees), and English (97 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 (1,000,768 people), Other managers (812,735 people), Financial managers (500,995 people), Chief executives & legislators (407,212 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (286,435 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (559 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (199 degrees), English (97 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (179 degrees), and Business (1,206 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, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Advertising sales agents

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (559 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (199 degrees), English (97 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (179 degrees), and Business (1,206 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 (822,865 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (633,200 people), Computer Systems Design (561,986 people), Banking & related activities (495,052 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (474,742 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (559 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (199 degrees), English (97 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (179 degrees), and Business (1,206 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. 744 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 424 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 198 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Empire State College was General Business with 744 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,045
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,101 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Empire State College, which is 0.538 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,045).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 315 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Empire State College in General Business, which is 0.597 times less than the 528 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 528 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Empire State College in General Business, which is 1.68 times more than the 315 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% 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, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 13% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (44.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Empire State College is Male and Black or African American (44.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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.

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
    1,880 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    431 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    349 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Empire State College is white (1,880 degrees awarded). There were 4.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (431 degrees).

9.6% of degree recipients (302 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,251 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    629 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    282 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY Empire State College is white female (1,251 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (629 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Empire State College has an endowment valued at nearly $21.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $815k (3.82%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, SUNY Empire State College had a total salary expenditure of $129M. SUNY Empire State College employs 91 Associate professors, 36 Professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY Empire State College are Female Associate professors (57), Male Associate professors(34), and Female Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 212 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 80 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.3M
2019 Endowment
3.04%
growth from 2018

SUNY Empire State College has an endowment valued at about $21.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Empire State College grew 3.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.2M 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. $1.74M - Federal
  2. $9.58k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, SUNY Empire State College received $1.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.58k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$56.1M
2019 Salaries
0.778%
decline from 2018

In 2019, SUNY Empire State College paid a median of $56.1M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($129M) and a 0.778% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.17% decline from 2017 and a 3.99% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.6M
Instructional Salaries
165
Number of Employees

In 2019, SUNY Empire State College paid a total of $14.6M to 165 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
212 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College were Associate professor with 91 employees; Professor with 36 employees; and Professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College were Office and Administrative Support with 212 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 80 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 53 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College was Female Associate professor with 57 employees, Male Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 24 employees.

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

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