SUNY at Albany

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2022 Average Net Price
$17,714
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.69%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.9%
25,976 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
16,658
82.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
65.6%
1,784 Graduates

About

SUNY at Albany is a higher education institution located in Albany County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at SUNY at Albany were General Psychology (306 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (304 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (249 degrees).

In 2022, 4,909 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Albany. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,535 degrees), 3.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (689 degrees).

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

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Albany 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 $17,714.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending SUNY at Albany 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 at Albany was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Albany 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

$17,714
2022 Value
2.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 SUNY at Albany had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,714. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of SUNY at Albany grew by 2.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,027
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Albany was of $14,027 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 14% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Albany received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 17.6% with respect to 2021, when 68% 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.
1.69%
2019 Default Rate
66
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Albany was 1.69%, which represents 66 out of the 3912 total borrowers.

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Admissions

SUNY at Albany received 25,976 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.2% annual growth. Out of those 25,976 applicants, 17,639 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,658 students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Albany has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
17,639
Accepted Out of 25,976

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Albany was 67.9% (17,639 admissions from 25,976 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.2%, while admissions grew by 22%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
401
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Albany in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Albany had a total enrollment of 16,658 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 13,760 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,898. This means that 82.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.8% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 8.27% Asian, 3.77% Two or More Races, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.066% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.6%), followed by White Female (19.9%) and Black or African American Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.7%), followed by White Male (15.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Albany in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,658 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 13,760 and the part-time enrollment is 2,898. This means that 82.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 at Albany was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), SUNY at Albany had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,302 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3,013 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,671 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany is 43.8% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 8.27% Asian, 3.77% Two or More Races, 0.234% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.066% 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 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, 334 students (2.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 811 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 (2,535 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (689 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Albany is General Psychology (306 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (304 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (249 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Social Sciences (660 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (284 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 at Albany are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (445,483 people), Other managers (340,729 people), Social workers, all other (230,199 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (223,357 people), and Postsecondary teachers (178,779 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany in 2022 are Social Sciences (660 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (284 degrees), History (87 degrees), and Math & Statistics (116 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 at Albany are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are Social Sciences (660 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (284 degrees), History (87 degrees), and Math & Statistics (116 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 at Albany are Elementary & secondary schools (594,777 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (515,747 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,409 people), Legal services (362,175 people), and Computer Systems Design (275,718 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Albany are Social Sciences (660 degrees awarded), Protective Services (435 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (284 degrees), History (87 degrees), and Math & Statistics (116 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 at Albany.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 306 degrees awarded
  2. 304 degrees awarded
  3. 249 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Albany was General Psychology with 306 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,049
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,860
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,049 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,860).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 238 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 154 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Albany in General Psychology, which is 4.21 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from SUNY at Albany completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at SUNY at Albany is Female and Black or African American (76.4% 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, 2.75% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,535 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    689 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    655 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Albany is white (2,535 degrees awarded). There were 3.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (689 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (105 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,451 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,084 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    476 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY at Albany is white female (1,451 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1084 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at nearly $101M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.05M (1.05%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, SUNY at Albany had a total salary expenditure of 574M. SUNY at Albany employs 248 Associate professors, 149 Professors and 119 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY at Albany are Male Associate professor (140), Female Associate professor (108), and Male Professor (101).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany are: Business and Financial Operations, with 316 employees, Service, with 306 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 150 employees.

Endowment

$101M
2022 Endowment
1.8%
decline from 2021

SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at about $101M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Albany declined 1.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $272M 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. $80.9M - Federal
  2. $12.8M - State
  3. $98.3k - Local

As of 2022, SUNY at Albany received $80.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.8M from state grants and contracts, and $98.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$228M
2022 Salaries
0.816%
decline from 2021

In 2022, SUNY at Albany paid a median of $228M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($574M) and a 0.816% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$62.7M
Instructional Salaries
604
Number of Employees

In 2022, SUNY at Albany paid a total of $62.7M to 604 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
248 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
316 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Associate professor with 248 employees, Professor with 149 employees, and Assistant professor with 119 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany were Business and Financial Operations with 316 employees, Service with 306 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 150 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Albany was Male Associate professor with 140 employees, Female Associate professor with 108 employees, and Male Professor with 101 employees.

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

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