Additional Information on Report Card Metrics
Affordability/Comparative Debt Obligations Upon Graduation
This metric reflects SUNY’s contribution toward meeting student financial and affordability needs of New York residents.
Graduates Employed in NYS
SUNY's mission is to prepare our students well for the workforce - so they get good jobs, stay in New York, and become productive citizens. This metric measures recent graduates who have found employment in New York.
Median Income of Graduates Employed in NYS
One way to differentiate jobs from good jobs is to look at income. We believe higher education has a tangible value in the market place, and we seek to define that value here.
Graduates in Support of NYS Workforce Needs
This metric reflects SUNY’s contribution to meeting the workforce needs of New York in critical industry clusters and fields where shortages exist.
These indicators help SUNY determine progress in creating a diverse student body, using metrics that detail the actual recruitment and enrollment of historically underrepresented populations (African American, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics or Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans), while key federal criteria on socioeconomic level allow SUNY to evaluate its record in creating access to higher education for those who are identified as economically disadvantaged.
System Energy Consumption
Energy consumption measurement is based on fuel used for the generation of electricity, heat and air conditioning. Fuels consumed may be in the form of natural gas, electricity, coal, diesel, wind, solar or other. Each fuel, having a different efficiency factor to produce energy, is therefore converted via industry formulas to British Thermal Units (BTU) of energy. For large organizations such as SUNY, energy is discussed in thousands or millions of BTUs which are abbreviated as MBTU (thousands) or MMBTU (millions).
The fuel consumption is compared to the total outside gross square feet (OGSF) on each campus. The measurement of space takes into account the entire air space inside a building including hallways, mechanical space and a special factor for large two or three story spaces which have no floor plate but which represent space that must be heated or cooled. As a campus grows their OGSF grows, but their efficiency can improve with proper energy management practices.
The industry standard baseline year for energy reduction is 1990 based on Executive Order 111, therefore the 89/90 FY is used as the SUNY baseline.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is reported for the fiscal year ended June 30 for the State-operated campuses and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and August 31 for the other 29 community colleges. IPEDS data is consistent with amounts reported in the State University’s June 30 audited financial statements and the individual community colleges audited financial statements.
The IPEDS data, which is filed with the federal government and the New York State Education Department, is used for various analytical purposes. Centrally, the data is used for peer college reviews and is the basis for the completion of various other surveys and questionnaires. Both the federal government and the State Education Department utilize the data for their own analyses and as a basis for awarding certain types of grants.
Patients Served by our Hospitals
Patient volume reflects the activity for each hospital and over time reflects the breadth of the institutions service base.
Hospital and Clinical Employment
In order to ensure that a sufficient number of physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals are employed to meet the hospital operational and to ensure the provision of quality care to the patients that each hospital serves.
Medical Students (In-State)
In order to ensure that sufficient numbers of new physicians remain in NY SUNY medical schools need to maintain the percentage of first year medical students that are accepted.
SUNY medical schools accept NYS residents at a rate significantly higher than the private medical schools in NYS.