SUNY Buffalo State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2022 Average Net Price
$13,812
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86%
12,292 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,445
81.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.4%
589 Graduates

About

SUNY Buffalo State University is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at SUNY Buffalo State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (184 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (59 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees).

In 2022, 2,064 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Buffalo State University. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,112 degrees), 2.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (411 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Buffalo State University is $7,070, which is $−16,926 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Buffalo State University is $7,070, which is $−16,926 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,812.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending SUNY Buffalo State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at SUNY Buffalo State University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Buffalo State University is $−16,926 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,812
2022 Value
38.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 SUNY Buffalo State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,812. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of SUNY Buffalo State University grew by 38.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,386
Room and Board
$1,038
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY Buffalo State University was of $14,386 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.96% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,038. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at SUNY Buffalo State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.17% with respect to 2021, when 81% 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.
3.86%
2019 Default Rate
109
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Buffalo State University was 3.86%, which represents 109 out of the 2827 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 Buffalo State University received 12,292 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.95% annual growth. Out of those 12,292 applicants, 10,569 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86% acceptance rate.

There were 6,445 students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY Buffalo State University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,569
Accepted Out of 12,292

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Buffalo State University was 86% (10,569 admissions from 12,292 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.95%, while admissions grew by 3.69%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
170
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY Buffalo State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY Buffalo State University had a total enrollment of 6,445 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Buffalo State University is 5,247 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,198. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Buffalo State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.3% White, 27.3% Black or African American, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.04% Asian, 3.71% Two or More Races, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0621% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.4%), followed by White Male (18.3%) and Black or African American Female (17.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.1%), followed by White Male (14.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Buffalo State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,445 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Buffalo State University is 5,247 and the part-time enrollment is 1,198. This means that 81.4% of students enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
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 SUNY Buffalo State University was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), SUNY Buffalo State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,241 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,758 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    723 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at SUNY Buffalo State University is 50.3% White, 27.3% Black or African American, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.04% Asian, 3.71% Two or More Races, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0621% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 15 students (0.233%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 614 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Buffalo State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Buffalo State University is white (1,112 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (411 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at SUNY Buffalo State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (184 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (59 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Buffalo State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (228 degrees awarded), Education (527 degrees), and Communication Technologies (24 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,620,089 people), Secondary school teachers (492,428 people), Education administrators (275,732 people), Special education teachers (192,073 people), and Other managers (191,327 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State University in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (228 degrees awarded), Education (527 degrees), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), History (34 degrees), and Protective Services (141 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 SUNY Buffalo State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (228 degrees awarded), Education (527 degrees), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), History (34 degrees), and Protective Services (141 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 SUNY Buffalo State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,870,139 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (388,188 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (317,526 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (221,006 people), and Legal services (142,627 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Buffalo State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (228 degrees awarded), Education (527 degrees), Communication Technologies (24 degrees), History (34 degrees), and Protective Services (141 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 SUNY Buffalo State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 147 degrees awarded
  2. 117 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY Buffalo State University was General Business Administration & Management with 147 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

725
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,339
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 725 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Buffalo State University, which is 0.541 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,339).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Buffalo State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Buffalo State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 8.17 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from SUNY Buffalo State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at SUNY Buffalo State University is Female and White (50.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.06% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,112 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    411 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    174 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Buffalo State University is white (1,112 degrees awarded). There were 2.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (411 degrees).

8.09% of degree recipients (167 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    716 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    396 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    263 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY Buffalo State University is white female (716 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (396 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Buffalo State University has an endowment valued at nearly $78M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 312k (0.399%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, SUNY Buffalo State University had a total salary expenditure of 229M. SUNY Buffalo State University employs 133 Associate professors, 87 Professors and 61 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY Buffalo State University are Female Associate professor (75), Male Associate professor (58), and Male Professor (56).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State University are: Service, with 169 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 134 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 134 employees.

Endowment

$78M
2022 Endowment
1.24%
growth from 2021

SUNY Buffalo State University has an endowment valued at about $78M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Buffalo State University grew 1.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.5M 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. $1.27M - Federal
  2. $1.62M - State
  3. $644k - Local

As of 2022, SUNY Buffalo State University received $1.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.62M from state grants and contracts, and $644k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$79.3M
2022 Salaries
8.14%
decline from 2021

In 2022, SUNY Buffalo State University paid a median of $79.3M in salaries, which represents 34.6% of their overall expenditure ($229M) and a 8.14% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.4M
Instructional Salaries
326
Number of Employees

In 2022, SUNY Buffalo State University paid a total of $27.4M to 326 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
133 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
169 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State University were Associate professor with 133 employees, Professor with 87 employees, and Assistant professor with 61 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State University were Service with 169 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 134 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Buffalo State University was Female Associate professor with 75 employees, Male Associate professor with 58 employees, and Male Professor with 56 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY Buffalo State University.

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