SUNY Empire State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,059
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.36%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
10,724
35.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
20%
22 Graduates

About

SUNY Empire State College is a higher education institution located in Saratoga County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY Empire State College were General Business (638 degrees awarded), Community Organization & Advocacy (406 degrees), and Other Physical Sciences (154 degrees).

In 2020, 2,838 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Empire State College. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,668 degrees), 4.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $7,070, which is $−15,460 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,059.

In 2020, 62% of undergraduate students attending SUNY Empire State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY Empire State College was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Empire State College is $−15,460 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,059
2020 Value
3.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY Empire State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,059. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY Empire State College grew by 3.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,600
Room and Board
$1,528
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Empire State College was of $11,600 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,528. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at SUNY Empire State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.13% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
4.36%
2018 Default Rate
119
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Empire State College was 4.36%, which represents 119 out of the 2729 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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SUNY Empire State College has a total enrollment of 10,724 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is 3,808 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,916. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Empire State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.6% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.97% Asian, 2.25% Two or More Races, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.224% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (16%) and Black or African American Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Empire State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,724 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Empire State College is 3,808 and the part-time enrollment is 6,916. This means that 35.5% of students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 SUNY Empire State College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY Empire State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,857
  2. Black or African American
    1,552
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,395

The enrolled student population at SUNY Empire State College is 54.6% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.97% Asian, 2.25% Two or More Races, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.224% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,242 students (11.6%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 942 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Empire State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Empire State College is white (1,668 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY Empire State College is General Business (638 degrees awarded), followed by Community Organization & Advocacy (406 degrees) and Other Physical Sciences (154 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Empire State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (535 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), and Human Sciences (166 degrees).

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 SUNY Empire State College are Accountants & auditors (1,037,536 people), Other managers (698,220 people), Financial managers (449,430 people), Chief executives & legislators (356,931 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (281,158 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (535 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), Human Sciences (166 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (274 degrees), and Business (1,011 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 SUNY Empire State College are Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (535 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), Human Sciences (166 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (274 degrees), and Business (1,011 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 SUNY Empire State College are Elementary & secondary schools (675,576 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (490,266 people), Banking & related activities (481,819 people), Computer Systems Design (479,756 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (479,187 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Empire State College are Public Administration and Social Service (535 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (235 degrees), Human Sciences (166 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (274 degrees), and Business (1,011 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SUNY Empire State College.
Most Common
  1. 638 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 406 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 154 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Empire State College was General Business with 638 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

948
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,890
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 948 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Empire State College, which is 0.502 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,890).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 266 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Empire State College in General Business, which is 0.582 times less than the 457 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 457 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY Empire State College in General Business, which is 1.72 times more than the 266 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% of students graduating from SUNY Empire State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY Empire State College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,668 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    390 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    321 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Empire State College is white (1,668 degrees awarded). There were 4.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

9.97% of degree recipients (283 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,095 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    573 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    282 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY Empire State College is white female (1,095 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (573 degrees).

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SUNY Empire State College has an endowment valued at nearly $21M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $476k (2.27%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, SUNY Empire State College had a total salary expenditure of $130M. SUNY Empire State College employs 93 Associate professors, 35 Professors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY Empire State College are Female Associate professors (57), Male Associate professors(36), and Female Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 200 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 72 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 56 employees.

Endowment

$21M
2020 Endowment
1.56%
decline from 2019

SUNY Empire State College has an endowment valued at about $21M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Empire State College declined 1.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.77M - Federal
  2. $12.4k - State
  3. $70.1k - Local

As of 2020, SUNY Empire State College received $1.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4k from state grants and contracts, and $70.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$56.6M
2020 Salaries
0.857%
growth from 2019

In 2020, SUNY Empire State College paid a median of $56.6M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($130M) and a 0.857% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.778% decline from 2018 and a 1.17% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M
Instructional Salaries
155
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY Empire State College paid a total of $13.9M to 155 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
200 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College were Associate professor with 93 employees; Professor with 35 employees; and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College were Office and Administrative Support with 200 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 72 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Empire State College was Female Associate professor with 57 employees, Male Associate professor with 36 employees, and Female Professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY Empire State College.

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