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IPEDS ID: 196228
OPE ID: 00992900
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SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036-8003
General information:  (212) 938-4000
Website:  www.sunyopt.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  381 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty6168
Instructional5968
Research and public service20
Total graduate assistants-12
Instructional-12
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$10,870
In-state fees$1,789
Out-of-state tuition$22,210
Out-of-state fees$1,789
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2014-2015, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2014-2015, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all graduate)381
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 28%
Female: 72%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 37%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other62
Optometry-73
Category total675
Grand total675
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • Average amounts of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1976 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs6/19/1976 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
11/16/1977 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses
6/2/1992 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation
12/1/1995 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Pediatric Optometry
5/12/1998 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Ocular Disease
4/5/2001 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Primary Eye Care
4/16/2002 -  Accredited
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
Residency in Acquired Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation
5/16/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate0.0%0.0%0.0%
Number in default000
Number in repayment686771
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)