SUNY at Purchase College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2022 Average Net Price
$19,434
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.94%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.7%
5,747 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,182
91.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.9%
482 Graduates

About

SUNY at Purchase College is a higher education institution located in Westchester County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at SUNY at Purchase College were General Psychology (66 degrees awarded), General Dance (56 degrees), and General Drama & Theater Arts (45 degrees).

In 2022, 1,017 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY at Purchase College. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (525 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (242 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $7,070, which is $−21,260 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $7,070, which is $−21,260 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,434.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending SUNY at Purchase College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY at Purchase College is $−21,260 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$19,434
2022 Value
0.123%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 SUNY at Purchase College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,434. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of SUNY at Purchase College grew by 0.123%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,548
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY at Purchase College was of $14,548 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at SUNY at Purchase College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.41% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
2.94%
2019 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY at Purchase College was 2.94%, which represents 28 out of the 951 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 Purchase College received 5,747 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 42% annual growth. Out of those 5,747 applicants, 4,292 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,182 students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Purchase College has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,292
Accepted Out of 5,747

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY at Purchase College was 74.7% (4,292 admissions from 5,747 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 42%, while admissions grew by 40.6%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
75
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY at Purchase College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY at Purchase College had a total enrollment of 3,182 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 2,917 students and the part-time enrollment is 265. This means that 91.7% 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 49.3% White, 25.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.7% Black or African American, 5.69% Two or More Races, 4.18% Asian, 0.0629% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0314% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (29%), followed by White Female (22.6%) and Black or African American Male (8.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,182 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is 2,917 and the part-time enrollment is 265. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Purchase College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), SUNY at Purchase College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,569 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    824 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    404 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Purchase College is 49.3% White, 25.9% Hispanic or Latino, 12.7% Black or African American, 5.69% Two or More Races, 4.18% Asian, 0.0629% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0314% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 14 students (0.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 229 more women than men received degrees from SUNY at Purchase College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY at Purchase College is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (242 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College is General Psychology (66 degrees awarded), followed by General Dance (56 degrees) and General Drama & Theater Arts (45 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY at Purchase College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (522 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), and English (49 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 Purchase College are Elementary & middle school teachers (263,743 people), Postsecondary teachers (219,891 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (217,967 people), Other managers (216,367 people), and Secondary school teachers (201,946 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College in 2022 are Visual & Performing Arts (522 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), English (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Math & Statistics (18 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 Purchase College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (522 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), English (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Math & Statistics (18 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 Purchase College are Elementary & secondary schools (634,586 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (423,255 people), Computer Systems Design (233,795 people), Legal services (182,046 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (138,402 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY at Purchase College are Visual & Performing Arts (522 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), English (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and Math & Statistics (18 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 Purchase College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 80 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY at Purchase College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 80 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

394
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
623
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 394 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (623).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College in General Drama & Theater Arts, which is 0.731 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY at Purchase College in General Psychology, which is 2.67 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from SUNY at Purchase College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at SUNY at Purchase College is Male and Asian (85.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.53% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    525 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    242 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY at Purchase College is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (242 degrees).

0.688% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    319 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    206 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY at Purchase College is white female (319 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (206 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at nearly $77.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 213k (0.276%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, SUNY at Purchase College had a total salary expenditure of 144M. SUNY at Purchase College employs 75 Assistant professors, 68 Associate professors and 34 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Purchase College are Female Assistant professor (44), Male Associate professor (36), and Female Associate professor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College are: Service, with 126 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 82 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 57 employees.

Endowment

$77.4M
2022 Endowment
14.3%
decline from 2021

SUNY at Purchase College has an endowment valued at about $77.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY at Purchase College declined 14.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.1M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$48.6M
2022 Salaries
0.618%
growth from 2021

In 2022, SUNY at Purchase College paid a median of $48.6M in salaries, which represents 33.8% of their overall expenditure ($144M) and a 0.618% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.4M
Instructional Salaries
188
Number of Employees

In 2022, SUNY at Purchase College paid a total of $14.4M to 188 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
75 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Assistant professor with 75 employees, Associate professor with 68 employees, and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College were Service with 126 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 82 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY at Purchase College was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Associate professor with 36 employees, and Female Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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