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IPEDS ID: 196060
OPE ID: 00283500
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SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222
General information:  (518) 442-3300
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,273 (12,929 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty613468
Research and public service712
Total graduate assistants-682
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,958$11,276$11,634$11,9863.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,750$9,750$9,750$9,7500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,762$21,517$22,419$23,0332.7%
Off Campus$19,854$20,341$20,863$21,1371.3%
Off Campus with Family$10,104$10,591$11,113$11,3872.5%
On Campus$28,872$29,997$32,739$34,6735.9%
Off Campus$27,964$28,821$31,183$32,7775.1%
Off Campus with Family$18,214$19,071$21,433$23,0277.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$10,370
In-state fees$1,241
Out-of-state tuition$20,190
Out-of-state fees$1,241
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,02479%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,55361%$12,539,848$8,075
Federal grants94737%$4,468,801$4,719
Pell grants94737%$4,324,836$4,567
Other federal grants29912%$143,965$481
State/local government grant or scholarships1,19947%$3,628,344$3,026
Institutional grants or scholarships1,46857%$4,442,703$3,026
Student loan aid1,56561%$10,715,451$6,847
Federal student loans1,54760%$8,962,509$5,793
Other student loans1456%$1,752,942$12,089
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,58659%$55,786,655$7,354
Pell grants5,00639%$21,216,878$4,238
Federal student loans7,62159%$51,704,412$6,784
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,692$13,979$14,415
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,586$10,032$10,515
$30,001 – $48,000$12,948$12,970$13,272
$48,001 – $75,000$17,542$18,166$18,400
$75,001 – $110,000$19,532$20,287$20,807
$110,001 and more$20,089$20,723$21,430
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment17,273
Undergraduate enrollment12,929
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,346
Graduate enrollment4,344
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 51%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 51%
Part-time: 49%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants21,75510,36611,389
Percent admitted56%59%53%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%22%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490580
SAT Math520600
ACT Composite2226
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 66%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 54%
6-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 62%
Female: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 40%
Asian: 69%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
White: 66%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 66%
Non-resident alien: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-27--
Category total-27--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1010--
Chinese Studies6---
Latin American and Caribbean Studies-5-2
Latin American Studies110--
Russian Studies0---
Women's Studies87--
Category total3522-2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other04--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17225-
Biomedical Sciences, General--5-
Environmental Toxicology-214-
Category total1723120-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other-0--
Business Administration and Management, General191112--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---0
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---3
Organizational Behavior Studies--1-
Category total34622313
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--1-
Category total52-1-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General60553-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance---4
Information Science/Studies-773-
Category total6013264
Agricultural Teacher Education--0-
Biology Teacher Education-2--
Chemistry Teacher Education-0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0-0
Curriculum and Instruction-075
Education, General-25--
Educational Evaluation and Research---1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--53
Educational/Instructional Technology-41d--
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship---4
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-5--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-1--
Physics Teacher Education-0--
Reading Teacher Education-91d11
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0--
Social Studies Teacher Education-8--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0--
Special Education and Teaching, General-38--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-8--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---5
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-27-2
Category total-246d1321
Engineering, General7---
Engineering, Other101215-
Category total171215-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General12363-
Rhetoric and Composition2180--
Category total34163-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-23--
Category total-23--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General01--
French Language and Literature202-
Italian Language and Literature0---
Japanese Language and Literature6---
Russian Language and Literature11--
Spanish Language and Literature1666-
Category total4288-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-3--
Public Health, General-63d727
Public Health, Other-0-1
Category total-66d728
History, General1162880
Public/Applied History---0
Category total1162880
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies98376-
Category total98376-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1--
Category total-1--
Library Science
Library and Information Science-0--
Category total-0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other37---
Mathematics, General59175-
Statistics, General-13--
Statistics, Other--3-
Category total96308-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Biology181---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other179---
Category total360---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General-3--
Category total-3--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Category total1766-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General1732-
Chemistry, General3464-
Materials Science-00-
Physics, General2512-
Category total76108-
Clinical Psychology--7-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics--1-
Counseling Psychology--9-
Educational Psychology-2080
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--1-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology--2-
Psychology, General27611--
School Psychology--212
Social Psychology--3-
Category total276313312
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration05846
Public Policy Analysis, General241-3
Social Work311559-
Category total55214139
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies---0
Economics, General186196-
Economics, Other---8
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---16
Political Science and Government, General15288-
Social Sciences, General-0--
Urban Studies/Affairs---2
Category total627483026
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9---
Art/Art Studies, General2510--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1---
Music, General16---
Category total5110--
Grand total2,8371,214186105
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 124
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 31
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,865
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $20,592
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $19,216
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 63%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
Field Hockey17
Track and Field, Indoor5047
Track and Field, Outdoor5746
Track and Field, X-Country1813
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1938 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/16/1979 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/8/1980 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs9/18/1992 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health6/4/1993 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs(!)4/1/2006 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs5/29/2012 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession422
Drug law violations8110987
Liquor law violations1210
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession420
Drug law violations468061
Liquor law violations700
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible7109
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault221
Motor vehicle theft230
  • The 31 counts of burglary in 2013 include a single incident with 26 counts of burglary – all of which have been counted and included separately. The offender was identified, arrested and prosecuted.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible7106
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.6%5.9%7.1%
Number in default188246265
Number in repayment4,0674,1053,710
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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