Syracuse University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,616
0.768% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$43,111
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.39%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
44.4%
35,299 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
22,850
84.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
82.9%
2,788 Graduates

About

Syracuse University is a higher education institution located in Onondaga County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Syracuse University were General Psychology (245 degrees awarded), Information Science (220 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (170 degrees).

In 2019, 7,518 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Syracuse University. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,783 degrees), 6.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (573 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $50,616, which is $22,116 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $50,616, which is $22,116 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $43,111.

In 2019, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,616
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Syracuse University was $50,616. The cost of tuition at Syracuse University is $22,116 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$43,111
2019 Value
10.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Syracuse University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $43,111. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Syracuse University grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,550
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Syracuse University was of $15,550 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0514% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.11% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Syracuse University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.82% with respect to 2018, when 71% 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.
3.39%
2017 Default Rate
124
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Syracuse University was 3.39%, which represents 124 out of the 3654 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

Syracuse University received 35,299 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.909% annual growth. Out of those 35,299 applicants, 15,664 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.4% acceptance rate.

There were 22,850 students enrolled at Syracuse University in 2019, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Syracuse University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
15,664
Accepted Out of 35,299

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Syracuse University was 44.4% (15,664 admissions from 35,299 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 49.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.909%, while admissions declined by −10.2%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
2,542
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Syracuse University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Syracuse University has a total enrollment of 22,850 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,232 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,618. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.5% White, 8.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.96% Black or African American, 5.74% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.473% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0744% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Syracuse University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.8%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,850 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,232 and the part-time enrollment is 3,618. This means that 84.2% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Syracuse University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Syracuse University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,003
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,967
  3. Black or African American
    1,590

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University is 52.5% White, 8.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.96% Black or African American, 5.74% Asian, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.473% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0744% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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 (3.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 728 more women than men received degrees from Syracuse University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Syracuse University is white (3,783 degrees awarded). There were 6.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (573 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Syracuse University is General Psychology (245 degrees awarded), followed by Information Science (220 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (170 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Syracuse University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (170 degrees), and Communications (895 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 Syracuse University are Software developers (530,878 people), Other managers (238,130 people), Social workers, all other (165,514 people), Computer & information systems managers (120,629 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (109,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (170 degrees), Communications (895 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (439 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (916 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Architectural & engineering managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (170 degrees), Communications (895 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (439 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (916 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 Syracuse University are Computer Systems Design (616,967 people), Elementary & secondary schools (267,381 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (228,448 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (183,479 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (140,477 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (170 degrees), Communications (895 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (439 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (916 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 Syracuse University.
Most Common
  1. 245 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 220 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 170 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Syracuse University was General Psychology with 245 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,395
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,123
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,395 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University, which is 0.823 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,123).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.86 times more than the 138 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 199 degrees were awarded to women at Syracuse University in General Psychology, which is 3.75 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 70% of students graduating from Syracuse University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (92.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Syracuse University is Male and Two or More Races (92.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 3.23% of graduates (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,783 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    573 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    532 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Syracuse University is white (3,783 degrees awarded). There were 6.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (573 degrees).

2.22% of degree recipients (167 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,093 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,690 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    353 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Syracuse University is white female (2,093 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,690 degrees).

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Operations

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.39B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $79.5M (5.71%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Syracuse University had a total salary expenditure of $1.03B. Syracuse University employs 428 Professors, 353 Assistant professors, and 340 Associate professors. Most academics at Syracuse University are Male Professors (287), Male Associate professors(180), and Female Assistant professors (178).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University are: Service, with 641 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 544 employees, and Management with 533 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.39B
2019 Endowment
4.07%
growth from 2018

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at about $1.39B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Syracuse University grew 4.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.08B higher 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $45.9M - Federal
  2. $24.4M - State
  3. $135k - Local

As of 2019, Syracuse University received $45.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24.4M from state grants and contracts, and $135k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$442M
2019 Salaries
5.14%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Syracuse University paid a median of $442M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.03B) and a 5.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.77% growth from 2017 and a 1.73% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$124M
Instructional Salaries
1,139
Number of Employees

In 2019, Syracuse University paid a total of $124M to 1,139 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
428 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
641 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Syracuse University were Professor with 428 employees; Assistant professor with 353 employees; and Assistant professor with 340 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University were Service with 641 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 544 employees; and Management with 533 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Syracuse University was Male Professor with 287 employees, Male Associate professor with 180 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 178 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Syracuse University.

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