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SUNY Fast Facts

Latest data as of January 2019, unless noted.

In 2017-18, SUNY served 1.4 million students, including approximately 550,000 in credit bearing courses and programs and over 850,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs.

More SUNY data resources are available at Data.NY.gov.

Enrollment Data:

Campuses
64  
Total Enrollment by Headcount (Fall 2018)
424,051  
  Undergraduate Enrollment 382,488  
  Graduate Enrollment 41,563  
  State Operated Enrollment 224,178  
  University Centers 93,456  
  Other Doctoral 17,843  
  Comprehensive Colleges 85,613  
  Technology Colleges 27,266  
  Community College Enrollment 199,873  
Continuing Education Enrollments
  Total Registrations (AY 2017-18) 2,195,082  
  Instructional Activities (courses) 117,968  
Open SUNY (Online) Enrollment* (Fall 2018)
    Some, but Not All Online Courses All Online Courses
  Total Enrollment 58,435 25,489
  Undergraduate 54,456 19,076
  Graduate 3,317 5,711
  Doctoral Degree Granting 9,572 4,063
  Comprehensive Colleges 10,323 7,505
  Technology Colleges 5,357 2,351
  Community Colleges 33,183 11,570
  *Not including statutory campuses    
Open SUNY (Online) Enrollment* - Academic Year
  AY 2017-18 183,982  
  AY 2016-17 177,441  
  AY 2015-16 170,419  
  AY 2014-15 162,572  
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View detailed Open SUNY (online) enrollment data

Enrollment Demographics:

Gender
  Female 230,761   (54.4%)
  Male 193,290   (45.6%)
Student Diversity
  White 237,329  (56.0%)
  Hispanic/Latino 57,738  (13.6%)
  Black or African American 46,885  (11.1%)
  Unknown 19,829   (4.7%)
  Asian/Pacific Islander 27,688   (6.5%)
  Non-resident alien 22,285   (5.0%)
  Under-represented multi 8,395   (2.0%)
  Non-under-represented multi 2,725   (0.6%)
  American Indian/Alaska Native 1,725   (0.46%)
  Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific 425   (0.1%)

Open SUNY (Online) Enrollment Demographics*:

Gender
Some, but Not All Online Courses All Online Courses
  Female 60.3% 68.0%
  Male 39.7% 32.0%
Student Diversity
Some, but Not All Online Courses All Online Courses
  White 60.0% 66.5%
  Hispanic/Latino 12.5% 8.8%
  Black or African American 11.5% 10.7%
  Asian/Pacific Islander 5.5% 3.6%
  Unknown 3.4% 6.3%
  International 3.9% 1.2%
  Under-represented Multi 2.1% 1.8%
  Non-under-represented Multi 0.5% 0.5%
  American Indian/Alaska Native 0.5% 0.4%
  Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific 0.1% 0.2%
*Not including statutory campuses
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Completions:

Degrees Granted
  2017-18 Academic Year Degrees Granted 94,308  
      Undergraduate 79,507  
          4-year 42,806  
          2-year & Certificate 34,058  
      Other Certificates/Diplomas 2,643  
      Graduate 14,801  
          Masters 10,922  
          Post Graduate (First Professional) 1,491  
          Doctoral 1,212  
          Other Certificates 1,176  
Alumni (Estimate, June 2014)
  Total Alumni 2,992,549  (estimate)
  Alumni / Current NYS Residents 2,432,942  (estimate)
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Graduation Rates Data:

Graduation Rates*
  6-Year SUNY (2011 Cohort) 68.0%  
      National Public Universities 59.3%  
      National Private Universities 66.0%  
  5-Year SUNY (2011 Cohort) 66.0%  
      National Public Universities 54.4%  
      National Private Universities 63.5%  
  4-Year SUNY (2011 Cohort) 53.3%  
      National Public Universities 36.2%  
      National Private Universities 53.6%  
  * First Time, Full-Time Baccalaureate Students
Degree Earners at SUNY (Fall 2012 Baccalaureate Cohort as of Fall 2018
  Earned a Baccalaureate degree at any SUNY 74.4%  
  Received any award at any SUNY institution 76.6%  
Associates Graduation Rate at Community Colleges
  3-Year SUNY Community Colleges (Fall 2014 Cohort) 28.7%  
  National Public Institutions 24.9%  
  2-Year SUNY Community Colleges (Fall 2014 Cohort) 14.6%  
  National Public Institutions 12.7%  
Community College Associates Transfers at SUNY (Fall 2014 Cohort)
  Earned at least one degree by Fall 2016 37.3%  
  Currently Pursuing First Degree at Transfer Institution (SUNY or elsewhere) 8.6%  
View detailed SUNY graduation rate data

Hometowns Data:

International & Out-of-State Students (Preliminary)
    Out-of-State
      State Operated 12,373   (5.5%)
      Community Colleges 4,485   (2.2%)
    International
      State Operated 18,615   (8.3%)
      Community Colleges 2,670   (1.3%)
View detailed SUNY Student Residence Data

Tuition & Fees (2017-18):

Undergraduate
    State Operated
       In-State Tuition $6,670  
       Out-of-State Tuition $16,320  (average)
       Mandatory Fees $1,640  (average)
    Community Colleges
       In-State Tuition $4,520  (average)
       Out-of-State Tuition $9,350  (average)
       Mandatory Fees $720  (average)

SUNY Employees (Fall 2017):

Total headcount 91,182  
Faculty
     State Operated 19,716  (61.4% FT)
     Community Colleges 12,780  (31.0% FT)
Non-faculty
     State Operated 46,347  (76.6% FT)
     Community Colleges 11,774  (63.2% FT)
     System Administration 565  

SUNY Research Foundation:

Sponsored Program Administration, FY 2015-16 Data
  Total Research Activity $920.2 million  
  Direct Activity $792 million  
  Indirect Activity $128.1 million  
 
  Number of Awards   7,102  
  Number of Sponsors 1,755  
  Number of Employees 15,876  
  Number of Principal Investigators 2,679  
Commercialization (FY 2015-16 Data)
  Number of Invention Disclosures 296  
  Number of Patents Filed 246  
  Number of Patents Issued 80  
  Number of License Agreements Executed 71  
  Number of Operational Start-Ups 82  
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