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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 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 2021

  Headcount FTE
Overall Enrollment 2,607 2,584
Undergraduate 2,352 2,348
Graduate 255 236

 

Fall 2021 Freshman Class

Applicants 3,225
Acceptance Rate 81%
Yield 16.01%
Full-Time Matriculates 417
Part-Time Matriculates 3

 

Fall 2021 Enrollment by Legal Sex

Undergraduates Full-time Part-time Headcount Percent
Male 839 45 884 37.6%
Female 1,412 56 1,468 62.4%
Total 2,251 101 2,352  
         
Graduates Full-time Part-time Headcount Percent
Male 45 26 71 37.6%
Female 102 82 184 72.2%
Total 147 108 255  

 

Fall 2021 Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Students

by Race/Ethnicity Headcount Percent
International Students 8 0.3%
Latino/Hispanic 249 10.6%
Black or African-American, non-Hispanic 225 9.6%
White, non-Hispanic 1,662 70.7%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 29 1.2%
Asian, non-Hispanic 42 1.8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0.0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 73 3.1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 64 2.7%
Total, Undergraduate Degree-Seeking 2,352 100%

 

Fall 2021 Degree-Seeking Graduate Students

by Race/Ethnicity Headcount Percent
International Students 14 5.4%
Latino/Hispanic 11 4.3%
Black or African-American, non-Hispanic 7 2.8%
White, non-Hispanic 196 76.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 6 2.3%
Asian, non-Hispanic 2 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0.0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 5 2.0%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 14 5.5%
Total, Graduate Degree-Seeking 255 100%

 

Number of Degrees Conferred (2020-2021)

Bachelor's 614
Double Majors 79
Master's 123
Post-Master's Certificates 11

 

Top 5 Majors of Bachelor Degrees Granted (2020-2021)

Major Count Percentage
Music Education Major 72 11.7%
Childhood/Early Child Ed Major 58 9.4%
Business Administration (BS) 57 9.3%
Psychology 54 8.8%
Criminal Justice Studies Major 39 6.4%
Total number of Bachelor's degrees granted in 2020-2021 614  

 

Top 5 Majors of Masters Degrees Granted (2020-2021)

Major Count Percentage
Childhood Education MST 40 32.5%
Curriculum & Instruction MSED 16 13.0%
Music Education K-12 14 11.4%
Management MS 13 10.6%
Biology 7-12 MST Major 9 7.3%
Total number of Master's Degrees Awarded 2020-2021 123  

 

1-year Retention (Persistence) Rate -- Undergraduate

Fall 2020 Cohort 67.1%
Fall 2019 Cohort 79.7%
Fall 2018 Cohort 72.9%
Fall 2017 Cohort 75.1%
Fall 2016 Cohort 74.6%

 

Cohort Graduation Rates
(entering term)
4-Year 5-Year 6-Year Transfer-out rate
Fall 2015 34.3% 46.8% 49.8% 32.8%
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%

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 2020 114 44 38.6% 34 29.8% 78 68.4%
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%

 

Placement Rate (7-9 months out)

Class 2019
Total Undergraduate Placement Rate* 99%
Total Graduate Placement Rate 94%
*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 2015
   
By Gender  
Male 44.9%
Female 53.1%
   
By Financial Aid Status  
Received Pell Grant 43.4%
Received Stafford Loan, Not Receiving Pell Grant 56.9%
Not Receiving Pell Grant or Stafford Loan 58.3%
   
By Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 52.4%
Black 38.7%
Hispanic 37.7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander *
White 57.2%
Non-Resident Alien *
Unknown 55.8%
More than one Race 47.6%

      * Cohort fewer than 5 students

Tuition and Fees (2021-2022)

Undergraduate Undergraduate In-State Undergraduate Out of-State
Tuition & Fees (Annual) $8,712 $18,622
Room & Board (Annual) $13,950 $13,950
     
Graduate Graduate In-State Graduate Out-of State
Tuition & Fees (Annual) $12,752 $24,542
Room & Board (Annual) $13,950 $13,950

 

Financial Aid Profile (2021-2022)

Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Aid 1,873(83.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 42.3%
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) (Full-Time Undergrad) $14,217
Average need-based scholarship or grant award (Full-Time Undergrad) $7,828
Percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid (Full-Time Undergrad) 81%

 

Faculty (Fall 2021)

Total Number of Instructional Faculty 294
Total Number of Full Time Faculty 219
Total Number of Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty 75
Total Number with PhD/Terminal Degree 216
Total Number who are members of minority groups 37
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 Life (Fall 2021)

Living in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 45.7%
Dining Services (rank compared to the other SUNY 4-year institutions #1 of 27
# Clubs & Organizations 101
% Undergraduates in Fraternities 0.85%
% Undergraduates in Sororities 2.8%

 

Endowment Fund & Alumni Giving

Endowment Market Value, EOY (06-30-21) $49,318,645
Alumni Giving Rate 2020 4.6%