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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

The following "Quick Facts" are designed as a quick reference guide to the information compiled in a variety of "Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness" venues. This overview consists of select data that were collected from various university departments for the purpose of planning, decision making and institutional improvement.

Student Enrollment Fall 2020

  Headcount FTE
Overall Enrollment 3,084 3,098
Undergraduate 2,842 2,870
Graduate 242 228

 

Fall 2020 Freshman Class

Applicants 4,450
Acceptance Rate 72%
Yield 16.7%
Full-Time Matriculates 529
Part-Time Matriculates 4

 

Fall 2020 Enrollment by Gender

Undergraduates Full-time Part-time Headcount Percent
Male 981 58 1,039 36.6%
Female 1,724 79 1,803 63.4%
Total 2,705 137 2,842  
         
Graduates Full-time Part-time Headcount Percent
Male 41 27 68 28.1%
Female 116 58 174 71.9%
Total 157 85 242  

 

Fall 2020 Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Students

by Race/Ethnicity Headcount Percent
International Students 9 0.3%
Latino/Hispanic 365 12.8%
Black or African-American, non-Hispanic 325 11.4%
White, non-Hispanic 1,875 66.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 51 1.8%
Asian, non-Hispanic 52 1.8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0.0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 85 3.0%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 80 2.8%
Total, Undergraduate Degree-Seeking 2,842 100%

 

Fall 2020 Degree-Seeking Graduate Students

by Race/Ethnicity Headcount Percent
International Students 11 4.6%
Latino/Hispanic 14 5.8%
Black or African-American, non-Hispanic 5 2.1%
White, non-Hispanic 188 77.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 5 2.1%
Asian, non-Hispanic 1 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0.0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 4 1.7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 14 5.7%
Total, Graduate Degree-Seeking 242 100%

 

Number of Degrees Conferred (2019-2020)

Bachelor's 608
Double Majors 85
Master's 161
Post-Master's Certificates 5

 

Top 5 Majors of Bachelor Degrees Granted (2019-2020)

Major Count Percentage
Business Administration (BS) 65 10.7%
Music Education 59 9.7%
Psychology 47 7.7%
Biology (BS & BA) 38 6.3%
Speech Communication 34 5.6%
Childhood/Early Child Ed Major 31 5.1%
Total number of Bachelor's degrees granted in 2019-2020 608  

 

Top 5 Majors of Masters Degrees Granted (2019-2020)

Major Count Percentage
Childhood Education MST 57 34.3%
Music Education K-12 23 13.9%
Curriculum & Instruction MSED 19 11.4%
Literacy 10 6.0%
Management MS 9 5.4%
Total number of Master's Degrees Awarded 2019-2020 166  

 

1-year Retention (Persistence) Rate -- Undergraduate

Fall 2019 Cohort 79.7%
Fall 2018 Cohort 72.9%
Fall 2017 Cohort 75.1%
Fall 2016 Cohort 74.6%
Fall 2015 Cohort 75.0%

 

Cohort Graduation Rates
(entering term)
4-Year 5-Year 6-Year Transfer-out rate
Fall 2014 37.0% 48.2% 50.4% 34.1%
Fall 2013 44.8% 57.8% 60.6% 28.4%
Fall 2012 39.2% 52.7% 55.8% 31.6%
Fall 2011 34.2% 50.1% 52.5% 34.3%
Fall 2010 35.1% 49.0% 51.8% 35.2%

Graduation Rates may not match exactly Graduation Rates from SUNY. This is due to some students graduating after data files were already submitted.

1-year Graduate Retention and Graduation Rates

  Returned the Following Fall Semester Graduated by the Following Fall Semester Overall Returned or Graduated by Following Fall Semester
  Cohort N % N % N %
Fall 2019 135 63 47% 47 35% 110 81%
Fall 2018 117 73 62% 26 22% 99 85%
Fall 2017 103 50 49% 29 28% 79 77%
Fall 2016 130 82 63% 24 18% 106 82%
Fall 2015 131 60 46% 46 35% 106 81%

 

Placement Rate (7-9 months out)

Class 2018
Total Undergraduate Placement Rate* 97.2%
Total Graduate Placement Rate 97.4%
*Percentage of respondents to survey that indicated employment or graduate/continuing education.  
 

6-Year Graduation Rate Detail

Below is the six-year graduation rate broken down by gender, financial aid status, and race/ethnicity for the cohort entering Fall 2014
   
By Gender  
Male 43.3%
Female 55.7%
   
By Financial Aid Status  
Received Pell Grant 46.5%
Received Stafford Loan, Not Receiving Pell Grant 53.9%
Not Receiving Pell Grant or Stafford Loan 53.8%
   
By Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 52.2%
Black 40.2%
Hispanic 43.9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander *
White 53.8%
Non-Resident Alien *
Unknown 57.1%
More than one Race 38.5%

      * Cohort fewer than 5 students

Tuition and Fees (2020-2021)

Undergraduate Undergraduate In-State Undergraduate Out of-State
Tuition & Fees (Annual) $8,553.50 $18,463.50
Room & Board (Annual) $13,950 $13,950
     
Graduate Graduate In-State Graduate Out-of State
Tuition & Fees (Annual) $12,594 $24,384
Room & Board (Annual) $13,950 $13,950

 

Financial Aid Profile (2020-2021)

Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Aid 2,346(86.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 45.4%
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) (Full-Time Undergrad) $14.296
Average need-based scholarship or grant award (Full-Time Undergrad) $7,874
Percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid (Full-Time Undergrad) 80%

 

Faculty (Fall 2020)

Total Number of Instructional Faculty 313
Total Number of Full Time Faculty 227
Total Number of Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty 86
Total Number with PhD/Terminal Degree 235
Total Number who are members of minority groups 40
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 11:1

 

National Survey of Student Engagement (2020) Freshmen   Seniors
% who rated the quality of interactions with faculty members at least a four (on a scale of 1(poor) to 7(excellent)) 95%   92%
% who rated the quality of interactions with Academic Advisors at least a four (on a scale of 1(poor) to 7(excellent)) 89%   83%
% who reported that SUNY Potsdam emphasizes providing support to help students succeed academically "Quite a bit" or "Very Much" 79%   77%
% who reported that SUNY Potsdam emphasizes using learning support services (tutoring services, writing center, etc.) "Quite a bit" or "Very Much" 78%   70%

 

Student Opinion Survey (SOS) 2018

School Rank School Rank
Other 11 University Colleges Other 26 SUNY 4-year institutions
Academic Advising in your major 2 of 12 7of 27
Availability of instructors outside of class 2 of 12 3 of 27
Dining Services 1 of 12 1 of 27

 

Student Life (Fall 2020)

Living in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 39.5%
# Clubs & Organizations 103
% Undergraduates in Fraternities 0.84%
% Undergraduates in Sororities 4.26%

 

Endowment Fund & Alumni Giving

Endowment Market Value, EOY (06-30-20) $38,076,624
Alumni Giving Rate 2020 4.6%