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SUNY at Purchase College&

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,320 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,762 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
90.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
416 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $6,470, which is $521 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,320, which is 252% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,056 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,123.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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SUNY at Purchase College received 6,762 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.7% annual decline. Out of those 6,762 applicants, 2,942 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,156 students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in 2016, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Purchase College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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SUNY at Purchase College has a total enrollment of 4,156 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 3,770 students and the part-time enrollment is 386. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.5% White, 18.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.79% Two or More Races, 3.78% Asian, 0.29% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (0.67%), followed by White Female (0.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.12%).

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In 2016, 136 more women than men graduated from SUNY at Purchase College. The majority of students graduating from SUNY at Purchase College are White. These 613 graduates mean that there were 3.63 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 169 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at SUNY at Purchase College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 97 graduates, followed by Fine & Studio Arts Management with 75 graduates and General Psychology with 62 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at SUNY at Purchase College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Visual & Performing Arts, with 521 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 23 graduates and English with 41 graduates.


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SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at nearly $64.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $121,741 (0.19%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, SUNY at Purchase College had a total expenditure of $135M. Of that $135M, they spent $52.2M on salaries and $36.9M on benefits.

SUNY at Purchase College employs 78 Assistant professors, 63 Associate professors, and 33 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Purchase College are Female Assistant professors (45), Female Associate professors (34), and Male Assistant professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College are: Service, with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 53 employees.



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