SUNY at Purchase College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,670

3.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,142

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.14%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74%

4,056 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,167

91.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.5%

550 Graduates

About

SUNY at Purchase College is a higher education institution located in Westchester County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY at Purchase College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (110 degrees awarded), Fine & Studio Arts Management (69 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (65 degrees).

In 2017, 1,092 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Purchase College. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (621 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (209 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $6,670, which is $-18,524 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $6,670, which is $-18,524 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,142.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,670

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College was $6,670. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $-18,524 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,142

2017 Value

0.105%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 SUNY at Purchase College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,142. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of SUNY at Purchase College grew by 0.105%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,952

Room and Board

$1,298

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Purchase College was of $12,952 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.96% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Purchase College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

6.14%

2016 Default Rate

61

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Purchase College was 6.14%, which represents 61 out of the 994 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

SUNY at Purchase College received 4,056 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 40% annual decline. Out of those 4,056 applicants, 3,002 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74% acceptance rate.

There were 4,167 students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in 2017, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Purchase College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,002

Accepted Out of 4,056

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Purchase College was 74% (3,002 admissions from 4,056 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 43.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -40%, while admissions grew by 2.04%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

510

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Purchase College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Purchase College has a total enrollment of 4,167 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,809 students and the part-time enrollment is 358. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.7% White, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Black or African American, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.42% Asian, 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.048% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,167 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,809 and the part-time enrollment is 358. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 SUNY at Purchase College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), SUNY at Purchase College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,237

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    909

  3. Black or African American

    498

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College is 53.7% White, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12% Black or African American, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.42% Asian, 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.048% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 30 students (0.72%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 180 more women than men received degrees from SUNY at Purchase College. The majority of degree recipients at SUNY at Purchase College are white (621 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (209 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (110 degrees awarded), followed by Fine & Studio Arts Management (69 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY at Purchase College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (486 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), and English (52 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 SUNY at Purchase College are Elementary & middle school teachers (308,556 people), Other managers (243,107 people), Postsecondary teachers (165,229 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (128,454 people), and Graphic designers (107,561 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (486 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), English (52 degrees), Communications (82 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 at Purchase College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (486 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), English (52 degrees), Communications (82 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 at Purchase College are Elementary & secondary schools (552,727 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (368,611 people), Computer Systems Design (191,738 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,267 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (145,423 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (486 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees), English (52 degrees), Communications (82 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 SUNY at Purchase College.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 110 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 456

  2. 636

In 2017, 456 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College, which is 0.717 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (636).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 51 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.864 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 59 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY at Purchase College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.16 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 48% of students graduating from SUNY at Purchase College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 SUNY at Purchase College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 11.6% of graduates (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    621 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    209 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Purchase College is white (621 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (209 degrees).

4.12% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    358 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    263 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    132 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY at Purchase College is white female (358 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (263 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at nearly $68.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $339k (0.493%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, SUNY at Purchase College had a total salary expenditure of $152M. SUNY at Purchase College employs 72 Assistant professors, 69 Associate professors, and 30 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Purchase College are Female Assistant professors (39), Female Associate professors(36), and Male Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College are: Service, with 123 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Management with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.7M

2017 Endowment

12.4%

growth from 2016

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at about $68.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Purchase College grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.6M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $879k - Federal

  2. $366k - State

  3. $3.19k - Local

As of 2017, SUNY at Purchase College received $879k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $366k from state grants and contracts, and $3.19k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.5M

2017 Salaries

0.923%

growth from 2016

In 2017, SUNY at Purchase College paid a median of $47.5M in salaries, which represents 31.3% of their overall expenditure ($152M) and a 0.923% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.8% decline from 2015 and a 3.27% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.5M

Instructional Salaries

173

Number of Employees

In 2017, SUNY at Purchase College paid a total of $12.5M to 173 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

72 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Assistant professor with 72 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Service with 123 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Management with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Female Associate professor with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at SUNY at Purchase College.

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