CUNY Brooklyn College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,736
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.59%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
49.7%
29,464 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
17,735
67.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
54.5%
734 Graduates

About

CUNY Brooklyn College is a higher education institution located in Kings County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at CUNY Brooklyn College were General Psychology (522 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (466 degrees), and Accounting (269 degrees).

In 2020, 4,059 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Brooklyn College. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,336 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (889 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College is $6,930, which is $−15,600 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College is $6,930, which is $−15,600 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 $4,736.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College is $−15,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$4,736
2020 Value
24.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 CUNY Brooklyn College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,736. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of CUNY Brooklyn College grew by 24.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,577
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Brooklyn College was of $15,577 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of room and board increased by 5.08% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at CUNY Brooklyn College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.8% with respect to 2019, when 65% 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.
4.59%
2018 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Brooklyn College was 4.59%, which represents 83 out of the 1810 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

CUNY Brooklyn College received 29,464 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.24% annual growth. Out of those 29,464 applicants, 14,655 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.7% acceptance rate.

There were 17,735 students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College in 2020, and 97% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

CUNY Brooklyn College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,655
Accepted Out of 29,464

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Brooklyn College was 49.7% (14,655 admissions from 29,464 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 9.24%, while admissions grew by 20.8%.

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SAT Scores

97%
Submission Percentage
2,087
Scores Submitted

97% of enrolled first-time students at CUNY Brooklyn College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

CUNY Brooklyn College has a total enrollment of 17,735 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Brooklyn College is 11,938 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,797. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Brooklyn College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.7% White, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 22% Black or African American, 20.6% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (14.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%) and Asian Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Brooklyn College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,735 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Brooklyn College is 11,938 and the part-time enrollment is 5,797. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 CUNY Brooklyn College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), CUNY Brooklyn College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,084
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,082
  3. Black or African American
    3,894

The enrolled student population at CUNY Brooklyn College is 28.7% White, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 22% Black or African American, 20.6% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.107% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1051 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Brooklyn College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY Brooklyn College is white (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (889 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Brooklyn College is General Psychology (522 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (466 degrees) and Accounting (269 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Brooklyn College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (630 degrees), and Education (800 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 CUNY Brooklyn College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,588,486 people), Secondary school teachers (549,610 people), Education administrators (321,632 people), Postsecondary teachers (233,789 people), and Special education teachers (230,091 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Cultural & Gender Studies (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (630 degrees), Education (800 degrees), English (132 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Cultural & Gender Studies (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (630 degrees), Education (800 degrees), English (132 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 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 CUNY Brooklyn College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,102,456 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (513,876 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (268,410 people), Outpatient care centers (186,572 people), and Individual & family services (176,363 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Cultural & Gender Studies (91 degrees awarded), Psychology (630 degrees), Education (800 degrees), English (132 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 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 CUNY Brooklyn College.
Most Common
  1. 522 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 466 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 269 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Brooklyn College was General Psychology with 522 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,504
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,555
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,504 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Brooklyn College, which is 0.589 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,555).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 272 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Brooklyn College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 272 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 407 degrees were awarded to women at CUNY Brooklyn College in General Psychology, which is 3.54 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 29% of students graduating from CUNY Brooklyn 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 61% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at CUNY Brooklyn College is Female and White (68% 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
    1,336 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    889 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    864 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Brooklyn College is white (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (889 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    825 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    603 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    601 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at CUNY Brooklyn College is white female (825 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (603 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Brooklyn College has an endowment valued at nearly $100M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $246k (0.246%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, CUNY Brooklyn College had a total salary expenditure of $321M. CUNY Brooklyn College employs 201 Professors, 141 Associate professors, and 85 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Brooklyn College are Male Professors (124), Female Professors(77), and Male Associate professors (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 163 employees, Service, with 122 employees, and Management with 118 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$100M
2020 Endowment
1.94%
growth from 2019

CUNY Brooklyn College has an endowment valued at about $100M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Brooklyn College grew 1.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $60.3M higher 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.97M - Federal
  2. $27.9M - State
  3. $7.1M - Local

As of 2020, CUNY Brooklyn College received $5.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $27.9M from state grants and contracts, and $7.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$149M
2020 Salaries
2.96%
growth from 2019

In 2020, CUNY Brooklyn College paid a median of $149M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($321M) and a 2.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.2% growth from 2018 and a 3.79% 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

$50.5M
Instructional Salaries
471
Number of Employees

In 2020, CUNY Brooklyn College paid a total of $50.5M to 471 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% of all salaries paid.

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

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
201 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
163 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College were Professor with 201 employees; Associate professor with 141 employees; and Associate professor with 85 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College were Office and Administrative Support with 163 employees; Service with 122 employees; and Management with 118 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College was Male Professor with 124 employees, Female Professor with 77 employees, and Male Associate professor with 71 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at CUNY Brooklyn College.

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