Syracuse University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,150

3.94% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$35,306

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.08%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

46.9%

33,099 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

22,484

85.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.2%

2,838 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 (232 degrees awarded), Information Science (217 degrees), and General Finance (186 degrees).

In 2017, 7,296 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Syracuse University. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,672 degrees), 5.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (628 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $45,150, which is $18,650 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Syracuse University is $45,150, which is $18,650 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,306.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,150

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Syracuse University was $45,150. The cost of tuition at Syracuse University is $18,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$35,306

2017 Value

10.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Syracuse University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,306. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Syracuse University grew by 10.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,217

Room and Board

$1,440

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Syracuse University was of $15,217 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,440. The cost of room and board increased by 2.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.98% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Syracuse University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.45% with respect to 2016, when 69% 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.

3.08%

2016 Default Rate

117

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Syracuse University was 3.08%, which represents 117 out of the 3795 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 33,099 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.04% annual growth. Out of those 33,099 applicants, 15,517 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.9% acceptance rate.

There were 22,484 students enrolled at Syracuse University in 2017, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Syracuse University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

15,517

Accepted Out of 33,099

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Syracuse University was 46.9% (15,517 admissions from 33,099 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.04%, while admissions declined by -4.09%.

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SAT Scores

66%

Submission Percentage

2,390

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Syracuse University has a total enrollment of 22,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,238 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,246. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at Syracuse University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 8.24% Hispanic or Latino, 7.29% Black or African American, 5.92% Asian, 2.86% Two or More Races, 0.498% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0978% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Syracuse University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.4%), followed by White Male (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.7%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.07%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Syracuse University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Syracuse University is 19,238 and the part-time enrollment is 3,246. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at Syracuse 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 Syracuse University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    12,042

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,853

  3. Black or African American

    1,640

The enrolled student population at Syracuse University is 53.6% White, 8.24% Hispanic or Latino, 7.29% Black or African American, 5.92% Asian, 2.86% Two or More Races, 0.498% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0978% 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, 623 students (2.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 694 more women than men received degrees from Syracuse University. The majority of degree recipients at Syracuse University are white (3,672 degrees awarded). There were 5.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (628 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Syracuse University is General Psychology (232 degrees awarded), followed by Information Science (217 degrees) and General Finance (186 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 (55 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees), and Communications (812 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Social workers, all other (167,527 people), Other managers (145,588 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (110,728 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (86,430 people), and Marketing managers (63,923 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (55 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees), Communications (812 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (461 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (59 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 Syracuse University are Sales managers, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (55 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees), Communications (812 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (461 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (59 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 Elementary & secondary schools (238,633 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (159,546 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (147,814 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (111,316 people), and Individual & family services (108,006 people).

The most specialized majors at Syracuse University are Library Science (55 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (151 degrees), Communications (812 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (461 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (59 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. 232 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Syracuse University was General Psychology with 232 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,301

  2. 3,995

In 2017, 3,301 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University, which is 0.826 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,995).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Syracuse University in Information Science, which is 1.43 times more than the 183 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Syracuse University in General Psychology, which is 4.22 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 68% of students graduating from Syracuse 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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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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (85.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Syracuse University is Female and White (85.3% 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, 4.4% of graduates (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,672 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    628 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    515 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Syracuse University is white (3,672 degrees awarded). There were 5.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (628 degrees).

2.59% of degree recipients (189 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,987 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,685 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    396 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Syracuse University is white female (1,987 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,685 degrees).

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Operations

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.26B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $171M (13.6%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Syracuse University had a total expenditure of $935M. Of that $935M, they spent $405M on salaries and $935M on benefits.

Syracuse University employs 413 Professors, 337 Assistant professors, and 333 Associate professors. Most academics at Syracuse University are Male Professors (289), Male Associate professors(181), and Female Assistant professors (173).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University are: Service, with 645 employees, Management, with 642 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 511 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.26B

2017 Endowment

8.81%

growth from 2016

Syracuse University has an endowment valued at about $1.26B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Syracuse University grew 8.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $972M 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. $11.5M - State

  3. $134k - Local

As of 2017, Syracuse University received $50.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.5M from state grants and contracts, and $134k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$405M

Salary Expenditure

$935M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Syracuse University had a total expenditure of $935M. Of that $935M, they spent $405M on salaries and $935M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$405M

2017 Salaries

1.73%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Syracuse University paid a median of $405M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($935M) and a 1.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.43% decline from 2015 and a 4.32% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$116M

Instructional Salaries

1,129

Number of Employees

In 2017, Syracuse University paid a total of $116M to 1,129 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

413 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

645 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Syracuse University were Professor with 413 employees; Assistant professor with 337 employees; and Assistant professor with 333 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Syracuse University were Service with 645 employees; Management with 642 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 511 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Syracuse University was Male Professor with 289 employees, Male Associate professor with 181 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 173 employees.

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

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