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Quick Facts

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 2018

  Headcount FTE
Overall Enrollment 3,520 3,629
Undergraduate 3,297 3,405
Graduate 223 224

 

Fall 2018 Freshman Class

Applicants 6,423
Acceptance Rate 64%
Yield 21%
Full-Time Matriculates 874
Part-Time Matriculates 1

 

Enrollment by Gender

Undergraduates Full-time Part-time Headcount Percent
Male 1,287 41 1,328 40.3%
Female 1,934 35 1,969 59.7%
Total 3,221 76 3,297  
         
Graduates Full-time Part-time Headcount Percent
Male 47 15 62 27.8%
Female 122 39 161 72.2%
Total 169 54 223  

 

Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Students

by Race/Ethnicity Headcount Percent
International Students 8 0.2%
Latino/Hispanic 509 15.4%
Black or African-American, non-Hispanic 426 12.9%
White, non-Hispanic 2,023 61.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 55 1.7%
Asian, non-Hispanic 79 2.4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 2 0.1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 89 2.7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 106 3.2%
Total, Undergraduate Degree-Seeking 3,297 100%

 

Degree-Seeking Graduate Students

by Race/Ethnicity Headcount Percent
International Students 12 5.38%
Latino/Hispanic 9 4.04%
Black or African-American, non-Hispanic 9 4.04%
White, non-Hispanic 173 77.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 3 1.35%
Asian, non-Hispanic 2 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0 0.0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic 3 1.35%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 12 5.38%
Total, Graduate Degree-Seeking 223 100%

 

Number of Degrees Conferred (2017-2018)

Bachelor's 691
Double Majors 84
Master's 154
Post-Master's Certificates 1

 

Top 5 Majors of Bachelor Degrees Granted (2017-2018)

Major Count Percentage
Business Administration (BS) 65 9.4%
Psychology 57 8.2%
Music Education 50 7.2%
Biology (BS & BA) 48 6.9%
Childhood/Early Child Ed Major 45 6.5%
Total number of Bachelor's degrees granted in 2016-2017 691  

 

Top 5 Majors of Masters Degrees Granted (2017-2018)

Major Count Percentage
Childhood Education MST 51 33.1%
MSEDLiteracy MSED 14 9.1%
Music Education K-12 14 9.1%
Curriculum & Instruction MSED 13 8.4%
Org Performance & Tech MS 13 8.4%
Total number of Master's Degrees Awarded 2016-2017 154  

 

1-year Retention (Persistence) Rate -- Undergraduate

Fall 2016 Cohort 75..1%
Fall 2015 Cohort 74.6%
Fall 2014 Cohort 75.0%
Fall 2013 Cohort 74.9%
Fall 2012 Cohort 80.2%

 

Cohort Graduation Rates
(entering term)
4-Year 5-Year 6-Year Transfer-out rate
Fall 2011 39.2% 52.7% 55.8% N/A
Fall 2010 34.0% 49.7% 52.1% 32%
Fall 2009 35.1% 49.0% 51.8% 31%
Fall 2008 35.7% 52.4% 54.8% 32%
Fall 2007 36.2% 52.4% 54.2% 27%

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 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%
Fall 2014 146 70 48% 51 35% 121 83%
Fall 2013 150 64 43% 58 39% 122 86%

 

Placement Rate (7-9 months out)

Class 2017
Total Undergraduate Placement Rate* 99%
Total Graduate Placement Rate 100%
*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 2011
   
By Gender  
Male 52.9%
Female 57.8%
   
By Financial Aid Status  
Received Pell Grant 52.9%
Received Stafford Loan, Not Receiving Pell Grant 55.3%
Not Receiving Pell Grant or Stafford Loan 60.4%
   
By Race/Ethnicity  
American Indian/Alaska Native 62.5%
Asian 61.5%
Black 59.7%
Hispanic 51.1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander *
White 55.7%
Non-Resident Alien *
Unknown 61%
More than one Race 54.2%

      * Cohort fewer than 5 students

Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)

Undergraduate Undergraduate In-State Undergraduate Out of-State
Tuition & Fees (Annual) $8,452 $18,232
Room & Board (Annual) $13,390 $13,390
     
Graduate Graduate In-State Graduate Out-of State
Tuition & Fees (Annual) $12,472 $24,032
Room & Board (Annual) $13,390 $13,390

 

Financial Aid Profile (2018-2019)

Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Aid 2,538
Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 44%
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) (Full-Time Undergrad) $15,257
Average need-based scholarship or grant award (Full-Time Undergrad) $8,301
Percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid (Full-Time Undergrad) 83%

 

Faculty (Fall 2018)

Total Number of Instructional Faculty 346
Total Number of Full Time Faculty 254
Total Number of Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty 92
Total Number with PhD/Terminal Degree 252
Total Number who are members of minority groups 42
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12:1

 

National Survey of Student Engagement (2017) Freshmen   Seniors
% who rated the quality of interactions with faculty members at least a four (on a scale of 1(poor) to 7(excellent)) 93%   93%
% who rated the quality of interactions with Academic Advisors at least a four (on a scale of 1(poor) to 7(excellent)) 81%   88%
% who reported that SUNY Potsdam emphasizes providing support to help students succeed academically "Quite a bit" or "Very Much" 82%   68%
% who reported that SUNY Potsdam emphasizes using learning support services (tutoring services, writing center, etc.) "Quite a bit" or "Very Much" 83%   71%

 

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 2018)

Living in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 59.3%
# Clubs & Organizations 139
% Undergraduates in Fraternities 3.4%
% Undergraduates in Sororities 6.7%

 

Endowment Fund & Alumni Giving

Endowment Market Value, EOY (06-30-18) $32,916,892
Alumni Giving Rate 6.5%