Binghamton University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,775

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

40.4%

33,467 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

17,351

89% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

82.3%

1,977 Graduates

About

Binghamton University is a higher education institution located in Broome County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Binghamton University were General Psychology (295 degrees awarded), Accounting (227 degrees), and Neuroscience (217 degrees).

In 2017, 5,027 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Binghamton University. 49.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,649 degrees), 4.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (614 degrees).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Binghamton University 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 $16,775.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Binghamton University was $6,670. The cost of tuition at Binghamton University 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

$16,775

2017 Value

1.42%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Binghamton University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,775. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Binghamton University grew by 1.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,840

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Binghamton University was of $10,840 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.35% 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

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Binghamton University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.

2.2%

2016 Default Rate

61

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Binghamton University was 2.2%, which represents 61 out of the 2777 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

Binghamton University received 33,467 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.13% annual growth. Out of those 33,467 applicants, 13,507 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.4% acceptance rate.

There were 17,351 students enrolled at Binghamton University in 2017, and 97% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Binghamton University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

13,507

Accepted Out of 33,467

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Binghamton University was 40.4% (13,507 admissions from 33,467 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.13%, while admissions grew by 3.45%.

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SAT Scores

97%

Submission Percentage

2,642

Scores Submitted

97% of enrolled first-time students at Binghamton University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Binghamton University has a total enrollment of 17,351 students. The full-time enrollment at Binghamton University is 15,442 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,909. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Binghamton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Binghamton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% White, 12.2% Asian, 9.84% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.0865% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0634% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Binghamton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (30.1%), followed by White Female (27.8%) and Asian Female (7.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (19.9%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Asian Female (3.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Binghamton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,351 students. The full-time enrollment at Binghamton University is 15,442 and the part-time enrollment is 1,909. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Binghamton University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

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 Binghamton University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Binghamton University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,366

  2. Asian

    2,112

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,707

The enrolled student population at Binghamton University is 54% White, 12.2% Asian, 9.84% Hispanic or Latino, 4.96% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.0865% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0634% 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, 325 students (1.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 93 fewer women than men received degrees from Binghamton University. The majority of degree recipients at Binghamton University are white (2,649 degrees awarded). There were 4.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (614 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Binghamton University is General Psychology (295 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (227 degrees) and Neuroscience (217 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Binghamton University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (740 degrees awarded), English (222 degrees), and Engineering (643 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 Binghamton University are Other managers (638,211 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (504,197 people), Physicians (456,119 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (416,114 people), and Software developers (405,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Social Sciences (740 degrees awarded), English (222 degrees), Engineering (643 degrees), Biology (516 degrees), and History (102 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 Binghamton University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Social Sciences (740 degrees awarded), English (222 degrees), Engineering (643 degrees), Biology (516 degrees), and History (102 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 Binghamton University are Elementary & secondary schools (769,155 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (756,986 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (650,912 people), Computer Systems Design (605,083 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (457,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Social Sciences (740 degrees awarded), English (222 degrees), Engineering (643 degrees), Biology (516 degrees), and History (102 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 Binghamton University.

Most Common

  1. 295 degrees awarded

  2. 227 degrees awarded

  3. 217 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Binghamton University was General Psychology with 295 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,560

  2. 2,467

In 2017, 2,560 degrees were awarded to men at Binghamton University, which is 1.04 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,467).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Binghamton University in Accounting, which is 1.01 times more than the 220 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 220 degrees were awarded to women at Binghamton University in Accounting, which is 0.991 times less than the 222 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 69% of students graduating from Binghamton University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Binghamton University is Female 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, 1.77% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,649 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    614 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    401 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Binghamton University is white (2,649 degrees awarded). There were 4.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (614 degrees).

2.67% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,336 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,313 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    333 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Binghamton University is white male (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,313 degrees).

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Operations

Binghamton University has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.64M (1.5%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Binghamton University had a total salary expenditure of $560M. Binghamton University employs 263 Assistant professors, 193 Associate professors, and 182 Professors. Most academics at Binghamton University are Male Assistant professors (142), Male Professors(133), and Female Assistant professors (121).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Binghamton University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 329 employees, Service, with 283 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 214 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$109M

2017 Endowment

17.1%

growth from 2016

Binghamton University has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Binghamton University grew 17.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $177M lower 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $26.3M - Federal

  2. $3.66M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Binghamton University received $26.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.66M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$189M

2017 Salaries

3.88%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Binghamton University paid a median of $189M in salaries, which represents 33.8% of their overall expenditure ($560M) and a 3.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.25% decline from 2015 and a 5.72% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$67.3M

Instructional Salaries

722

Number of Employees

In 2017, Binghamton University paid a total of $67.3M to 722 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

263 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

329 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Binghamton University were Assistant professor with 263 employees; Associate professor with 193 employees; and Associate professor with 182 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Binghamton University were Office and Administrative Support with 329 employees; Service with 283 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 214 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Binghamton University was Male Assistant professor with 142 employees, Male Professor with 133 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 121 employees.

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