University at Buffalo

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,470

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,987

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.33%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.4%

26,001 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

30,184

83.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.4%

2,366 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 (797 degrees awarded), General Psychology (578 degrees), and General Social Sciences (445 degrees).

In 2016, 8,919 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University at Buffalo. 49.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,148 degrees), 4.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (906 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University at Buffalo is $6,470, which is $-19,386 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University at Buffalo is $6,470, which is $-19,386 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,987.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,470

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University at Buffalo was $6,470. The cost of tuition at University at Buffalo is $-19,386 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,987

2016 Value

4.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University at Buffalo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,987. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University at Buffalo grew by 4.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,682

Room and Board

$1,196

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University at Buffalo was of $11,682 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,196. The cost of room and board increased by 3.51% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.75% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University at Buffalo received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

3.33%

2015 Default Rate

185

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University at Buffalo was 3.33%, which represents 185 out of the 5552 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 26,001 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10% annual growth. Out of those 26,001 applicants, 15,440 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.4% acceptance rate.

There were 30,184 students enrolled at University at Buffalo in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University at Buffalo has an overall enrollment yield of 26.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

15,440

Accepted Out of 26,001

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University at Buffalo was 59.4% (15,440 admissions from 26,001 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10%, while admissions grew by 8.92%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

3,256

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at University at Buffalo in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University at Buffalo has a total enrollment of 30,184 students. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 25,178 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,006. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.4% White, 11.7% Asian, 6.27% Black or African American, 5.56% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0762% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University at Buffalo in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.2%), followed by White Female (19.3%) and Asian Male (8.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.3%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Asian Female (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University at Buffalo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30,184 students. The full-time enrollment at University at Buffalo is 25,178 and the part-time enrollment is 5,006. This means that 83.4% of students enrolled at University at Buffalo are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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 University at Buffalo was 86%. 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

    14,302

  2. Asian

    3,533

  3. Black or African American

    1,892

The enrolled student population at University at Buffalo is 47.4% White, 11.7% Asian, 6.27% Black or African American, 5.56% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0762% 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, 1,766 students (5.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 23 fewer women than men received degrees from University at Buffalo. The majority of degree recipients at University at Buffalo are white (4,148 degrees awarded). There were 4.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (906 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University at Buffalo is General Business Administration & Management (797 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (578 degrees) and General Social Sciences (445 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 Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (199 degrees), and Engineering (1,214 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 Miscellaneous managers (608,082 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (412,896 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (316,813 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (309,543 people), and Civil engineers (237,459 people).

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (199 degrees), Engineering (1,214 degrees), Social Sciences (973 degrees), and Math & Statistics (180 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 University at Buffalo are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (199 degrees), Engineering (1,214 degrees), Social Sciences (973 degrees), and Math & Statistics (180 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 Architectural, engineering & related services (560,252 people), Computer Systems Design (524,205 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (405,598 people), Elementary & secondary schools (389,728 people), and Construction (320,885 people).

The most specialized majors at University at Buffalo are Library Science (72 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (199 degrees), Engineering (1,214 degrees), Social Sciences (973 degrees), and Math & Statistics (180 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. 797 degrees awarded

  2. 578 degrees awarded

  3. 445 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University at Buffalo was General Business Administration & Management with 797 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,471

  2. 4,448

In 2016, 4,471 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,448).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 604 degrees were awarded to men at University at Buffalo in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 391 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 428 degrees were awarded to women at University at Buffalo in General Psychology, which is 2.56 times more than the 167 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 53% of students graduating from University at Buffalo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (84.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University at Buffalo is Female and Asian (84.4% 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, 2.16% of graduates (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,148 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    906 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    555 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University at Buffalo is white (4,148 degrees awarded). There were 4.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (906 degrees).

6.22% of degree recipients (555 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,086 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,062 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    455 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University at Buffalo is white female (2,086 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,062 degrees).

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Operations

University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at nearly $619M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.14M (0.507%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University at Buffalo had a total expenditure of $1.04B. Of that $1.04B, they spent $458M on salaries and $1.04B on benefits.

University at Buffalo employs 371 Assistant professors, 360 Professors, and 360 Associate professors. Most academics at University at Buffalo are Male Professors (264), Male Associate professors(209), and Male Assistant professors (204).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo are: Service, with 442 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 421 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 411 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$619M

2015 Endowment

0.879%

decline from 2014

University at Buffalo has an endowment valued at about $619M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University at Buffalo declined 0.879% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $348M 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. $113M - Federal

  2. $19.4M - State

  3. $568k - Local

As of 2015, University at Buffalo received $113M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.4M from state grants and contracts, and $568k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$458M

Salary Expenditure

$1.04B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University at Buffalo had a total expenditure of $1.04B. Of that $1.04B, they spent $458M on salaries and $1.04B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$458M

2015 Salaries

2.51%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University at Buffalo paid a median of $458M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($1.04B) and a 2.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.73% growth from 2013 and a 0.845% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$124M

Instructional Salaries

1,161

Number of Employees

In 2015, University at Buffalo paid a total of $124M to 1,161 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

371 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

442 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University at Buffalo were Assistant professor with 371 employees; Professor with 360 employees; and Professor with 360 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University at Buffalo were Service with 442 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 421 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 411 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 University at Buffalo was Male Professor with 264 employees, Male Associate professor with 209 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 204 employees.

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

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