Syracuse University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,440

3.94% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$31,823

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.89%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

52.3%

30,923 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

21,970

87.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.2%

2,838 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 (223 degrees awarded), Information Science (208 degrees), and General Finance (196 degrees).

In 2016, 7,199 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Syracuse University. 53.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,620 degrees), 6.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (573 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $43,440, which is $17,584 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $43,440, which is $17,584 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,823.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,440

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Syracuse University was $43,440. The cost of tuition at Syracuse University is $17,584 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$31,823

2016 Value

3.57%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Syracuse University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,823. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Syracuse University grew by 3.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,880

Room and Board

$1,412

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Syracuse University was of $14,880 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,412. The cost of room and board increased by 2.9% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.47% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Syracuse University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.43% with respect to 2015, when 70% 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.

2.89%

2015 Default Rate

111

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Syracuse University was 2.89%, which represents 111 out of the 3844 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 30,923 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.01% annual decline. Out of those 30,923 applicants, 16,179 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,970 students enrolled at Syracuse University in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Syracuse University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,179

Accepted Out of 30,923

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Syracuse University was 52.3% (16,179 admissions from 30,923 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 48.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -7.01%, while admissions grew by 0.672%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

2,470

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Syracuse University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Syracuse University has a total enrollment of 21,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,153 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,817. This means that 87.2% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.3% White, 8.48% Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% Black or African American, 6.1% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0683% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Syracuse University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.2%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (21.5%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,970 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,153 and the part-time enrollment is 2,817. This means that 87.2% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 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 91%. 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

    11,708

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,864

  3. Black or African American

    1,626

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University is 53.3% White, 8.48% Hispanic or Latino, 7.4% Black or African American, 6.1% Asian, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.492% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0683% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 621 students (2.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 555 more women than men received degrees from Syracuse University. The majority of degree recipients at Syracuse University are white (3,620 degrees awarded). There were 6.32 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 (223 degrees awarded), followed by Information Science (208 degrees) and General Finance (196 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 (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), and Communications (824 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Software developers, applications & systems software (422,483 people), Miscellaneous managers (280,073 people), Social workers (186,860 people), Computer programmers (122,628 people), and Other Computer Occupations (120,859 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), Communications (824 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (417 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (734 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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), Communications (824 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (417 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (734 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 (541,997 people), Elementary & secondary schools (255,318 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (207,986 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (172,794 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (159,834 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (57 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), Communications (824 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (417 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (734 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. 223 degrees awarded

  2. 208 degrees awarded

  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Syracuse University was General Psychology with 223 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,322

  2. 3,877

In 2016, 3,322 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University, which is 0.857 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,877).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 260 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University in Information Science, which is 1.55 times more than the 168 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 168 degrees were awarded to women at Syracuse University in Information Science, which is 0.646 times less than the 260 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 69% of students graduating from Syracuse University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (85.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Syracuse University is Female and White (85.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 4.4% of graduates (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,620 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    573 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    525 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Syracuse University is white (3,620 degrees awarded). There were 6.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (573 degrees).

2.9% of degree recipients (209 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,979 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,641 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    337 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Syracuse University is white female (1,979 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,641 degrees).

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Operations

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.17B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $646k (0.0554%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Syracuse University had a total expenditure of $876M. Of that $876M, they spent $412M on salaries and $876M on benefits.

Syracuse University employs 391 Professors, 334 Associate professors, and 301 Assistant professors. Most academics at Syracuse University are Male Professors (279), Male Associate professors(185), and Male Assistant professors (167).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University are: Service, with 636 employees, Management, with 562 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 543 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.17B

2015 Endowment

1.45%

decline from 2014

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at about $1.17B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Syracuse University declined 1.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $895M 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. $46.3M - Federal

  2. $12.4M - State

  3. $207k - Local

As of 2015, Syracuse University received $46.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $207k 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.

$412M

Salary Expenditure

$876M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Syracuse University had a total expenditure of $876M. Of that $876M, they spent $412M on salaries and $876M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Syracuse University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$412M

2015 Salaries

4.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Syracuse University paid a median of $412M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($876M) and a 4.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.8% growth from 2013 and a 3.91% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$110M

Instructional Salaries

1,078

Number of Employees

In 2015, Syracuse University paid a total of $110M to 1,078 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

391 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

636 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Syracuse University were Professor with 391 employees; Associate professor with 334 employees; and Associate professor with 301 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University were Service with 636 employees; Management with 562 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 543 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Syracuse University was Male Professor with 279 employees, Male Associate professor with 185 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 167 employees.

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

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