Syracuse University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,432
5.56% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$47,177
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.8%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.7%
32,005 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
21,322
84% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.2%
2,873 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 (252 degrees awarded), General Finance (231 degrees), and Information Science (216 degrees).

In 2020, 7,981 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Syracuse University. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,274 degrees), 6.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (632 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $53,432, which is $24,803 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $53,432, which is $24,803 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $47,177.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students attending Syracuse University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,432
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Syracuse University was $53,432. The cost of tuition at Syracuse University is $24,803 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$47,177
2020 Value
9.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Syracuse University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $47,177. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Syracuse University grew by 9.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,910
Room and Board
$1,536
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Syracuse University was of $15,910 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,536. The cost of room and board increased by 2.32% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Syracuse University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.85% with respect to 2019, when 73% 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.
2.8%
2018 Default Rate
109
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Syracuse University was 2.8%, which represents 109 out of the 3899 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 32,005 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.33% annual decline. Out of those 32,005 applicants, 21,994 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.7% acceptance rate.

There were 21,322 students enrolled at Syracuse University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Syracuse University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
21,994
Accepted Out of 32,005

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Syracuse University was 68.7% (21,994 admissions from 32,005 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 44.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.33%, while admissions grew by 40.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Syracuse University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Syracuse University has a total enrollment of 21,322 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 17,900 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,422. This means that 84% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.6% White, 9.41% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Black or African American, 6.02% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0797% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Syracuse University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,322 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 17,900 and the part-time enrollment is 3,422. This means that 84% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    11,224
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,007
  3. Black or African American
    1,559

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University is 52.6% White, 9.41% Hispanic or Latino, 7.31% Black or African American, 6.02% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0797% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 642 students (3.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 459 more women than men received degrees from Syracuse University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Syracuse University is white (4,274 degrees awarded). There were 6.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (632 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Syracuse University is General Psychology (252 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (231 degrees) and Information Science (216 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 (130 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees), and Communications (889 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 (448,457 people), Other managers (232,532 people), Social workers, all other (148,215 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,965 people), and Computer & information systems managers (117,821 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (130 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees), Communications (889 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,172 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (399 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (130 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees), Communications (889 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,172 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (399 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 (565,145 people), Elementary & secondary schools (272,360 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (218,896 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (178,259 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (153,674 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (130 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees), Communications (889 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,172 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (399 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. 252 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 231 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 216 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Syracuse University was General Psychology with 252 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,761
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,220
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,761 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University, which is 0.891 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,220).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 307 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.4 times more than the 128 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 211 degrees were awarded to women at Syracuse University in General Psychology, which is 3.77 times more than the 56 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 71% 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 83% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Syracuse University is Female and Two or More Races (86.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.64% of graduates (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,274 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    632 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    560 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Syracuse University is white (4,274 degrees awarded). There were 6.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (632 degrees).

1.97% of degree recipients (157 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,313 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,961 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    332 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Syracuse University is white female (2,313 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,961 degrees).

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Operations

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.39B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $34M (2.45%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Syracuse University had a total salary expenditure of $1.05B. Syracuse University employs 425 Professors, 352 Assistant professors, and 344 Associate professors. Most academics at Syracuse University are Male Professors (283), Female Assistant professors(189), and Male Associate professors (180).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University are: Service, with 637 employees, Management, with 538 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 530 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.39B
2020 Endowment
0.154%
decline from 2019

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at about $1.39B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Syracuse University declined 0.154% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.09B 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. $50.2M - Federal
  2. $8.05M - State
  3. $123k - Local

As of 2020, Syracuse University received $50.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.05M from state grants and contracts, and $123k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$462M
2020 Salaries
4.65%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Syracuse University paid a median of $462M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.05B) and a 4.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.14% growth from 2018 and a 3.77% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$123M
Instructional Salaries
1,121
Number of Employees

In 2020, Syracuse University paid a total of $123M to 1,121 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
425 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
637 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Syracuse University were Professor with 425 employees; Assistant professor with 352 employees; and Assistant professor with 344 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University were Service with 637 employees; Management with 538 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 530 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Syracuse University was Male Professor with 283 employees, Female Assistant professor with 189 employees, and Male Associate professor with 180 employees.

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

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