Stony Brook University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2022 Average Net Price
$17,213
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
49.1%
40,513 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
25,710
85.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
77.8%
2,281 Graduates

About

Stony Brook University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Stony Brook University were General Psychology (591 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (549 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (464 degrees).

In 2022, 8,368 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stony Brook University. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,984 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1,862 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $7,070, which is $−23,080 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $7,070, which is $−23,080 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,213.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Stony Brook University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Stony Brook University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at Stony Brook University is $−23,080 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,213
2022 Value
4.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Stony Brook University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,213. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Stony Brook University grew by 4.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,833
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stony Brook University was of $15,833 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.97% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Stony Brook University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 16.1% with respect to 2021, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.07%
2019 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Stony Brook University was 1.07%, which represents 44 out of the 4096 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Stony Brook University received 40,513 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.35% annual growth. Out of those 40,513 applicants, 19,908 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.1% acceptance rate.

There were 25,710 students enrolled at Stony Brook University in 2022. 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stony Brook University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
19,908
Accepted Out of 40,513

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stony Brook University was 49.1% (19,908 admissions from 40,513 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 48.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.35%, while admissions grew by 6.69%..

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,368
Scores Submitted (2022)

41% of enrolled first-time students at Stony Brook University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stony Brook University had a total enrollment of 25,710 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,993 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,717. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.5% White, 26.6% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Black or African American, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.0661% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0661% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Stony Brook University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (17.5%), followed by Asian Female (17.4%) and White Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.2%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Asian Female (7.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stony Brook University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,710 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,993 and the part-time enrollment is 3,717. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 Stony Brook University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Stony Brook University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,844 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    6,829 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,316 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University is 30.5% White, 26.6% Asian, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.69% Black or African American, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.0661% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0661% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 2,002 students (7.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 994 more women than men received degrees from Stony Brook University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stony Brook University is white (2,984 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1862 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stony Brook University is General Psychology (591 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (549 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (464 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Stony Brook University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (635 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (274 degrees), and Biology (862 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 Stony Brook University are Physicians (463,600 people), Postsecondary teachers (253,768 people), Other managers (222,477 people), Other Physical Scientists (169,259 people), and Social workers, all other (162,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University in 2022 are Math & Statistics (635 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (274 degrees), Biology (862 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (111 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 Stony Brook University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (635 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (274 degrees), Biology (862 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (111 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 Stony Brook University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (577,766 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (515,072 people), Elementary & secondary schools (426,760 people), Offices of physicians (230,929 people), and Scientific research & development services (210,688 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (635 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (274 degrees), Biology (862 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (111 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 Stony Brook University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 591 degrees awarded
  2. 549 degrees awarded
  3. 464 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stony Brook University was General Psychology with 591 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,687
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,681
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,687 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University, which is 0.788 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,681).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 336 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University in Computer Science, which is 3.86 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 475 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University in General Psychology, which is 3.32 times more than the 143 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 63% of students graduating from Stony Brook University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Stony Brook University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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.

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, 8.02% of graduates (183 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,984 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,862 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    922 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stony Brook University is white (2,984 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1862 degrees).

8.91% of degree recipients (746 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,785 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,199 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    994 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stony Brook University is white female (1,785 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1199 degrees).

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Operations

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at nearly $370M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 5.69M (1.54%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Stony Brook University had a total salary expenditure of 3.22B. Stony Brook University employs 355 Professors, 302 Associate professors and 172 Lecturers. Most academics at Stony Brook University are Male Professor (264), Male Associate professor (183), and Female Associate professor (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 487 employees, Service, with 362 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 348 employees.

Endowment

$370M
2022 Endowment
0.988%
growth from 2021

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at about $370M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Stony Brook University grew 0.988% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.53M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $214M - Federal
  2. $6.17M - State
  3. $890k - Local

As of 2022, Stony Brook University received $214M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.17M from state grants and contracts, and $890k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.39B
2022 Salaries
5.05%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Stony Brook University paid a median of $1.39B in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.22B) and a 5.05% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$135M
Instructional Salaries
994
Number of Employees

In 2022, Stony Brook University paid a total of $135M to 994 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.76% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
355 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
487 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Professor with 355 employees, Associate professor with 302 employees, and Lecturer with 172 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Business and Financial Operations with 487 employees, Service with 362 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 348 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stony Brook University was Male Professor with 264 employees, Male Associate professor with 183 employees, and Female Associate professor with 119 employees.

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