University at Buffalo

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,120

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.07%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

57.3%

27,798 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

30,648

83.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

75.3%

2,293 Graduates

About

University at Buffalo is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University at Buffalo were General Business Administration & Management (751 degrees awarded), General Psychology (570 degrees), and General Social Sciences (417 degrees).

In 2017, 8,529 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University at Buffalo. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,967 degrees), 4.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (839 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University at Buffalo is $6,670, which is $-19,830 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University at Buffalo is $6,670, which is $-19,830 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,120.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University at Buffalo was $6,670. The cost of tuition at University at Buffalo is $-19,830 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,120

2017 Value

0.832%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University at Buffalo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,120. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University at Buffalo grew by 0.832%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,767

Room and Board

$1,196

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University at Buffalo was of $11,767 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,196. The cost of room and board increased by 0.728% 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

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University at Buffalo received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 55% 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.

3.07%

2016 Default Rate

162

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University at Buffalo was 3.07%, which represents 162 out of the 5284 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

University at Buffalo received 27,798 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.91% annual growth. Out of those 27,798 applicants, 15,940 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.3% acceptance rate.

There were 30,648 students enrolled at University at Buffalo in 2017, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University at Buffalo has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

15,940

Accepted Out of 27,798

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University at Buffalo was 57.3% (15,940 admissions from 27,798 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.91%, while admissions grew by 3.24%.

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SAT Scores

66%

Submission Percentage

2,698

Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at University at Buffalo in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University at Buffalo has a total enrollment of 30,648 students. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 25,707 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,941. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.1% White, 12.3% Asian, 6.46% Black or African American, 5.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University at Buffalo in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.1%), followed by White Female (19.3%) and Asian Male (8.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Asian Female (5.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University at Buffalo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,648 students. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 25,707 and the part-time enrollment is 4,941. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 University at Buffalo was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University at Buffalo had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,432

  2. Asian

    3,762

  3. Black or African American

    1,980

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo is 47.1% White, 12.3% Asian, 6.46% Black or African American, 5.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.297% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0653% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,628 students (5.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 247 fewer women than men received degrees from University at Buffalo. The majority of degree recipients at University at Buffalo are white (3,967 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (839 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University at Buffalo is General Business Administration & Management (751 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (570 degrees) and General Social Sciences (417 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University at Buffalo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (190 degrees awarded), Library Science (55 degrees), and Engineering (1,237 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 University at Buffalo are Other managers (569,007 people), Physicians (436,563 people), Software developers (391,333 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (349,080 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (311,391 people).

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Architecture and Related Services (190 degrees awarded), Library Science (55 degrees), Engineering (1,237 degrees), Social Sciences (973 degrees), and Biology (656 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Architecture and Related Services (190 degrees awarded), Library Science (55 degrees), Engineering (1,237 degrees), Social Sciences (973 degrees), and Biology (656 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (597,273 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (583,718 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (563,529 people), Computer Systems Design (541,892 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (442,951 people).

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Architecture and Related Services (190 degrees awarded), Library Science (55 degrees), Engineering (1,237 degrees), Social Sciences (973 degrees), and Biology (656 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 University at Buffalo.

Most Common

  1. 751 degrees awarded

  2. 570 degrees awarded

  3. 417 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University at Buffalo was General Business Administration & Management with 751 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,388

  2. 4,141

In 2017, 4,388 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,141).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 574 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 376 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 397 degrees were awarded to women at University at Buffalo in General Psychology, which is 2.05 times more than the 194 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from University at Buffalo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University at Buffalo is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 8.24% of graduates (189 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,967 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    839 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    563 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University at Buffalo is white (3,967 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (839 degrees).

6.6% of degree recipients (563 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,042 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,925 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    427 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University at Buffalo is white male (2,042 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,925 degrees).

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Operations

University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at nearly $659M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.42M (0.368%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University at Buffalo had a total salary expenditure of $1.14B. University at Buffalo employs 389 Assistant professors, 368 Professors, and 360 Associate professors. Most academics at University at Buffalo are Male Professors (272), Male Assistant professors(213), and Male Associate professors (203).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo are: Service, with 473 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 451 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 421 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$659M

2017 Endowment

9.68%

growth from 2016

University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at about $659M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University at Buffalo grew 9.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $373M 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. $119M - Federal

  2. $10.9M - State

  3. $855k - Local

As of 2017, University at Buffalo received $119M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.9M from state grants and contracts, and $855k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$447M

2017 Salaries

0.737%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University at Buffalo paid a median of $447M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.14B) and a 0.737% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.12% decline from 2015 and a 2.51% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$125M

Instructional Salaries

1,192

Number of Employees

In 2017, University at Buffalo paid a total of $125M to 1,192 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

389 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

473 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University at Buffalo were Assistant professor with 389 employees; Professor with 368 employees; and Professor with 360 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo were Service with 473 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 451 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 421 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University at Buffalo was Male Professor with 272 employees, Male Assistant professor with 213 employees, and Male Associate professor with 203 employees.

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

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