SUNY at Albany

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,486
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.44%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57.2%
26,127 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
17,688
81.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65%
1,655 Graduates

About

SUNY at Albany is a higher education institution located in Albany County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY at Albany were General Psychology (318 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (304 degrees), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (288 degrees).

In 2020, 5,189 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Albany. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,605 degrees), 3.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (733 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Albany is $7,070, which is $−21,559 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Albany is $7,070, which is $−21,559 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,486.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany is $−21,559 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,486
2020 Value
4.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 SUNY at Albany had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,486. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of SUNY at Albany grew by 4.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,216
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Albany was of $12,216 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.85% 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

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Albany received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.23% 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.
4.44%
2018 Default Rate
172
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Albany was 4.44%, which represents 172 out of the 3871 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 Albany received 26,127 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.2% annual decline. Out of those 26,127 applicants, 14,932 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.2% acceptance rate.

There were 17,688 students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in 2020, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Albany has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
14,932
Accepted Out of 26,127

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Albany was 57.2% (14,932 admissions from 26,127 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.2%, while admissions declined by −0.127%.

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SAT Scores

87%
Submission Percentage
2,334
Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Albany in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Albany has a total enrollment of 17,688 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,492 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,196. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47% White, 16.7% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.53% Asian, 3.58% Two or More Races, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0848% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.2%), followed by White Female (20.2%) and Black or African American Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,688 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,492 and the part-time enrollment is 3,196. This means that 81.9% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 SUNY at Albany was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), SUNY at Albany had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,322
  2. Black or African American
    2,947
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,696

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany is 47% White, 16.7% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.53% Asian, 3.58% Two or More Races, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0848% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 438 students (2.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 713 more women than men received degrees from SUNY at Albany. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY at Albany is white (2,605 degrees awarded). There were 3.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (733 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Albany is General Psychology (318 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (304 degrees) and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (288 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY at Albany, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (68 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (765 degrees), and Protective Services (431 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 Albany are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (421,532 people), Other managers (309,483 people), Social workers, all other (244,988 people), Police officers (175,281 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (173,428 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are Cultural & Gender Studies (68 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (765 degrees), Protective Services (431 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (297 degrees), and History (99 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 Albany are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are Cultural & Gender Studies (68 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (765 degrees), Protective Services (431 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (297 degrees), and History (99 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 SUNY at Albany are Justice, public order, & safety activities (521,358 people), Elementary & secondary schools (492,795 people), Legal services (334,347 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (324,648 people), and Individual & family services (199,281 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are Cultural & Gender Studies (68 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (765 degrees), Protective Services (431 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (297 degrees), and History (99 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 Albany.
Most Common
  1. 318 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 304 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 288 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Albany was General Psychology with 318 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,238
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,951
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,238 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany, which is 0.758 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,951).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 244 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 176 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 244 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY at Albany in General Psychology, which is 2.94 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from SUNY at Albany completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY at Albany is Female and Two or More Races (79.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.09% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,605 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    733 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    718 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Albany is white (2,605 degrees awarded). There were 3.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (733 degrees).

3.04% of degree recipients (158 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,439 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,166 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    482 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY at Albany is white female (1,439 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,166 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at nearly $77.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.09M (3.98%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, SUNY at Albany had a total salary expenditure of $577M. SUNY at Albany employs 242 Associate professors, 159 Professors, and 152 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY at Albany are Male Associate professors (140), Male Professors(109), and Female Associate professors (102).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany are: Business and Financial Operations, with 364 employees, Service, with 315 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 181 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$77.6M
2020 Endowment
3.36%
growth from 2019

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at about $77.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Albany grew 3.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $224M 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. $78.7M - Federal
  2. $12.5M - State
  3. $116k - Local

As of 2020, SUNY at Albany received $78.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.5M from state grants and contracts, and $116k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$238M
2020 Salaries
1.1%
growth from 2019

In 2020, SUNY at Albany paid a median of $238M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($577M) and a 1.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.01% growth from 2018 and a 4.83% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$64.4M
Instructional Salaries
649
Number of Employees

In 2020, SUNY at Albany paid a total of $64.4M to 649 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
242 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
364 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Associate professor with 242 employees; Professor with 159 employees; and Professor with 152 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Business and Financial Operations with 364 employees; Service with 315 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 181 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany was Male Associate professor with 140 employees, Male Professor with 109 employees, and Female Associate professor with 102 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY at Albany.

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