Western Suffolk BOCES

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2019 Default Rate
5.56%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
248
79.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
88%
22 Graduates

About

Western Suffolk BOCES is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2022, the most popular 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Western Suffolk BOCES were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 degrees awarded), Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (25 degrees), and Aircraft Powerplant Technology (22 degrees).

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Suffolk BOCES. 70.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (87 degrees), 3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

Costs

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Western Suffolk BOCES received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

100%
1 Year Growth

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Western Suffolk BOCES received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 91.1% with respect to 2021, when 45% 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.
5.56%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Suffolk BOCES was 5.56%, which represents 6 out of the 108 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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Enrollment

Western Suffolk BOCES had a total enrollment of 248 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Suffolk BOCES is 198 students and the part-time enrollment is 50. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Western Suffolk BOCES are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Suffolk BOCES, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.8% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.85% Two or More Races, 5.65% Asian, and 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Western Suffolk BOCES in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Suffolk BOCES in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 248 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Suffolk BOCES is 198 and the part-time enrollment is 50.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2022 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 Western Suffolk BOCES was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Western Suffolk BOCES had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    121 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    36 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Suffolk BOCES is 48.8% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Black or African American, 6.85% Two or More Races, 5.65% Asian, and 0.403% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 59 more women than men received degrees from Western Suffolk BOCES. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Suffolk BOCES is white (87 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Western Suffolk BOCES is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 degrees awarded), followed by Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (25 degrees) and Aircraft Powerplant Technology (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Suffolk BOCES, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Health (78 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 Western Suffolk BOCES are Registered nurses (1,394,973 people), Medical & health services managers (151,169 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Suffolk BOCES in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Health (78 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Western Suffolk BOCES are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Western Suffolk BOCES are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Health (78 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Western Suffolk BOCES are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,483,404 people), Outpatient care centers (237,830 people), Elementary & secondary schools (217,715 people), Offices of physicians (202,325 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (131,137 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Suffolk BOCES are Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Health (78 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Western Suffolk BOCES.

In 2022, the most common 2 to 4 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Western Suffolk BOCES was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 2 to 4 year postsecondary certificate programs at Western Suffolk BOCES according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

44
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
103
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Western Suffolk BOCES, which is 0.427 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (103).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Western Suffolk BOCES in Aircraft Powerplant Technology, which is 21 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Western Suffolk BOCES in Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician, which is 24 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 88% of students graduating from Western Suffolk BOCES completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Western Suffolk BOCES is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    87 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Suffolk BOCES is white (87 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

4.08% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    65 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Suffolk BOCES is white female (65 degrees awarded). There were 2.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (22 degrees).

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Salary Expenditure

$2.26M
2022 Salaries
5.77%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western Suffolk BOCES paid a median of $2.26M in salaries, a 5.77% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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