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SUNY at Binghamton
4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, New York 13850-6000
General information:  (607) 777-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,077 (12,997 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty624273
Research and public service81
Total graduate assistants-759
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,244$11,810$12,446$12,6881.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,244$11,810$6,785$7,1255.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$20,125$21,026$22,091$22,8323.4%
Off Campus$20,125$21,026$17,980$18,9015.1%
Off Campus with Family$10,076$10,411$10,840$11,3394.6%
On Campus$28,535$29,136$31,241$33,1526.1%
Off Campus$28,535$29,136$27,130$29,2217.7%
Off Campus with Family$18,486$18,521$19,990$21,6598.3%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,870
In-state fees$1,604
Out-of-state tuition$18,350
Out-of-state fees$1,604
  • Full-time, first-time students are required to live on campus unless their permanent residence is in Broome or Tioga county.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • In addition to a multitude of online courses offered for credit, Binghamton University offers over 600 non-credit distance education courses. For additional information visit:
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid11,55761%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,11343%$7,833,183$7,038
Federal grants62324%$3,018,073$4,844
Pell grants62324%$2,913,895$4,677
Other federal grants1526%$104,178$685
State/local government grant or scholarships89135%$2,748,643$3,085
Institutional grants or scholarships95637%$2,066,467$2,162
Student loan aid1,22047%$8,244,048$6,757
Federal student loans1,21447%$6,722,954$5,538
Other student loans1205%$1,521,094$12,676
  • 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 aid15,49744%$35,510,252$6,460
Pell grants3,32427%$14,926,846$4,491
Federal student loans5,97548%$39,496,004$6,610
  • 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$14,031$14,776$14,914
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,325$9,840$10,159
$30,001 – $48,000$11,267$12,936$12,613
$48,001 – $75,000$16,319$17,709$18,324
$75,001 – $110,000$18,972$19,947$20,879
$110,001 and more$19,678$20,622$21,655
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment16,077
Undergraduate enrollment12,997
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,185
Graduate enrollment3,080
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 14%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 11%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Number of applicants28,23213,46514,767
Percent admitted43%44%42%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%24%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 2012 (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 Reading590675
SAT Math630710
SAT Writing580670
ACT Composite2730
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: 91%
Part-time students: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 81%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
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 2005]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 77%
8-year: 78%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 69%
6-year: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 77%
Female: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 80%
Asian: 81%
Black or African American: 76%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
White: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 85%
Non-resident alien: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies7---
Asian Studies/Civilization1---
Asian-American Studies2---
East Asian Studies3---
Latin American Studies7---
South Asian Studies0---
Category total20---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1518105
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology61---
Category total2608105
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General348416
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies4---
Finance, General55---
International Business/Trade/Commerce3---
Management Information Systems, General20---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General69---
Category total36422816
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General4200-
Computer Science65659-
Information Science/Studies0---
Category total107659-
Biology Teacher Education-2--
Chemistry Teacher Education-3--
Education, General-153-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-5--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---6
Elementary Education and Teaching-4--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-9--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-17--
Mathematics Teacher Education-8--
Physics Teacher Education-1--
Reading Teacher Education-25--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1--
Social Studies Teacher Education-10--
Special Education and Teaching, General-22--
Category total-12236
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering318--
Computer Engineering, General263d--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5843d8-
Industrial Engineering8223d8-
Materials Engineering-711-
Mechanical Engineering96214-
Systems Engineering-3d-1
Category total293108d311
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing36---
English Language and Literature, General2121614-
Category total2481614-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other140---
Category total140---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature10---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2---
Comparative Literature1073-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other4---
French Language and Literature70--
German Language and Literature2---
Hebrew Language and Literature0---
Italian Language and Literature40--
Language Interpretation and Translation--52
Latin Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature170--
Category total76782
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-1-0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-4423
Nursing Science--3-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-2-0
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-7-1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse186008
Category total18654512
History, General91134-
Category total91134-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology---6
Category total---6
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8485-
Category total8485-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies2---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other114---
Systems Science and Theory-63-
Category total11663-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies47---
Category total47---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies4---
Category total12710-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3825-
Geology/Earth Science, General115--
Physics, General1210-
Category total6185-
Clinical Psychology--2-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics--2-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology94-3-
Psychology, General19520--
Category total289207-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-29--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other---0
Social Work-48--
Category total-77-0
Social Sciences
Applied Economics78---
Economics, General1311313-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2---
International Relations and Affairs20---
Physical and Biological Anthropology-8--
Political Science and Government, General9566-
Social Sciences, General00--
Category total4386026-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1062-
Art/Art Studies, General30---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production24---
Directing and Theatrical Production5---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General17--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other2---
Music Performance, General08--
Music, General8---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology3---
Category total83212-
Grand total2,91582814338
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined126111
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/12/1981 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/19/1997 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/19/1997 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1995 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs9/1/1969 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs5/21/2005 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs5/21/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations7439105
Liquor law violations726
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations522781
Liquor law violations114
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible562
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)010
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible562
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
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 Year201120102009
Default rate3.5%4.5%3.0%
Number in default8710668
Number in repayment2,4372,3312,219
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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