Stony Brook University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,605
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.76%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
44.1%
37,079 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
26,814
82.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
73.8%
1,973 Graduates

About

Stony Brook University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stony Brook University were General Business Administration & Management (457 degrees awarded), General Psychology (444 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (423 degrees).

In 2019, 8,431 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stony Brook University. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,208 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1477 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $7,070, which is $−21,430 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $7,070, which is $−21,430 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,605.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Stony Brook University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at Stony Brook University is $−21,430 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,605
2019 Value
4.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Stony Brook University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,605. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Stony Brook University grew by 4.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,849
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stony Brook University was of $13,849 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 0.918% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Stony Brook University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.39% with respect to 2018, when 59% 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.
2.76%
2017 Default Rate
113
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Stony Brook University was 2.76%, which represents 113 out of the 4101 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

Stony Brook University received 37,079 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.98% annual decline. Out of those 37,079 applicants, 16,370 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.1% acceptance rate.

There were 26,814 students enrolled at Stony Brook University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stony Brook University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
16,370
Accepted Out of 37,079

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stony Brook University was 44.1% (16,370 admissions from 37,079 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 42%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.98%, while admissions grew by 3.09%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
2,906
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Stony Brook University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stony Brook University has a total enrollment of 26,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 22,188 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,626. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.9% White, 21.3% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.37% Black or African American, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.0746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0671% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Stony Brook University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (14.8%), followed by White Female (14.4%) and Asian Male (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.3%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Asian Female (6.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,814 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 22,188 and the part-time enrollment is 4,626. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2019 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Stony Brook University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,347
  2. Asian
    5,719
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,003

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University is 34.9% White, 21.3% Asian, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.37% Black or African American, 2.3% Two or More Races, 0.0746% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0671% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,782 students (6.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 409 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 (3,208 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1477 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stony Brook University is General Business Administration & Management (457 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (444 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (423 degrees).

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 (626 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (272 degrees), and Biology (740 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (522,090 people), Physicians (488,220 people), Other managers (456,370 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (357,443 people), and Postsecondary teachers (293,581 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (626 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (272 degrees), Biology (740 degrees), Engineering (852 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (377 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 Stony Brook University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (626 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (272 degrees), Biology (740 degrees), Engineering (852 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (377 degrees).

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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 Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (615,849 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (587,917 people), Computer Systems Design (558,178 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (469,304 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (400,166 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (626 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (272 degrees), Biology (740 degrees), Engineering (852 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (377 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 Stony Brook University.
Most Common
  1. 457 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 444 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 423 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stony Brook University was General Business Administration & Management with 457 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,011
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,420
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,011 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University, which is 0.907 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,420).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 467 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 3.8 times more than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 346 degrees were awarded to women at Stony Brook University in General Psychology, which is 2.47 times more than the 140 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Stony Brook University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate 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 (69.1%).

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, 8.67% of graduates (171 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,208 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,477 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    869 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stony Brook University is white (3,208 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1477 degrees).

6.25% of degree recipients (527 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,780 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,428 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    741 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stony Brook University is white female (1,780 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,428 degrees).

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Operations

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at nearly $266M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.5M (4.71%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Stony Brook University had a total salary expenditure of $2.94B. Stony Brook University employs 336 Professors, 291 Associate professors, and 203 Assistant professors. Most academics at Stony Brook University are Male Professors (257), Male Associate professors(167), and Female Associate professors (124).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 483 employees, Service, with 381 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 374 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$266M
2019 Endowment
8.51%
growth from 2018

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at about $266M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Stony Brook University grew 8.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.2M lower 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. $165M - Federal
  2. $14.8M - State
  3. $378k - Local

As of 2019, Stony Brook University received $165M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.8M from state grants and contracts, and $378k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.19B
2019 Salaries
4.64%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Stony Brook University paid a median of $1.19B in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($2.94B) and a 4.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.6% growth from 2017 and a 4.58% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$120M
Instructional Salaries
967
Number of Employees

In 2019, Stony Brook University paid a total of $120M to 967 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
336 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
483 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Professor with 336 employees; Associate professor with 291 employees; and Associate professor with 203 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Business and Financial Operations with 483 employees; Service with 381 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 374 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stony Brook University was Male Professor with 257 employees, Male Associate professor with 167 employees, and Female Associate professor with 124 employees.

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

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