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IPEDS ID: 191649
OPE ID: 00273200
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Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549
General information:  (516) 463-6600
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,953 (6,904 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
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)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty510620
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
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$34,150$35,950$37,400$38,9004.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,940$12,070$12,800$12,9100.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$16,314$16,760$16,900$17,1051.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$50,146$52,103$54,289$56,0463.2%
Off Campus$54,644$57,025$58,645$60,1492.6%
Off Campus with Family$38,180$40,115$41,595$42,8943.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
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 aid11,55997%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,53695%$31,769,494$20,683
Federal grants40225%$2,079,860$5,174
Pell grants40125%$1,773,560$4,423
Other federal grants23214%$306,300$1,320
State/local government grant or scholarships36022%$1,209,136$3,359
Institutional grants or scholarships1,50593%$28,480,498$18,924
Student loan aid92858%$9,603,585$10,349
Federal student loans90156%$5,179,272$5,748
Other student loans21613%$4,424,313$20,483
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • Students also received outside scholarships as follows: Number of Students: 164 Total Amount Awarded: $581,965.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,77685%$105,208,830$18,215
Pell grants1,59723%$6,842,561$4,285
Federal student loans3,63453%$25,262,846$6,952
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$29,769$30,947$30,606
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$26,828$28,184$26,809
$30,001 – $48,000$28,236$26,620$28,889
$48,001 – $75,000$31,258$31,444$32,280
$75,001 – $110,000$30,658$31,766$31,389
$110,001 and more$31,642$32,666$32,560
  • 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, 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 enrollment10,953
Undergraduate enrollment6,904
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment416
Graduate enrollment4,049
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 52%
Out-of-state: 41%
Foreign countries: 6%
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: 74%
Part-time: 26%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants26,38811,09615,292
Percent admitted62%60%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled11%12%10%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)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 Reading520610
SAT Math530620
ACT Composite2328
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: 80%
Part-time students: 33%
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, 78 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: 60%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
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: 45%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 60%
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: 57%
Female: 63%
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: 33%
Asian: 48%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 58%
Non-resident alien: 68%
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
  • Transfer out rate of 2008 cohort was 21%
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization2---
Area Studies, Other0---
Asian Studies/Civilization3---
East Asian Studies0---
Women's Studies0---
Category total6---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General406--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other1---
Human/Medical Genetics-0--
Molecular Medicine--0-
Category total5260-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services0---
Business Administration and Management, General81d42d-0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other16---
Business Statistics-3--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-53d--
Business/Commerce, General00--
Business/Managerial Economics8---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies19---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other022--
Finance, General63118-0
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-21-0
International Business/Trade/Commerce152-0
Labor Studies1--0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management3---
Management Information Systems, General00-0
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other1114--
Marketing Research-3--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General8575-0
Category total394d503d-1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies9---
Public Relations/Image Management79---
Radio and Television42---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other464--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric97--
Category total24617--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other2---
Computer Science12d6d--
Category total14d6d--
Administration of Special Education---2
Art Teacher Education26--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-5-2
Biology Teacher Education-5--
Business Teacher Education-5--
Chemistry Teacher Education-1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-10-0
Curriculum and Instruction-2--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education5---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching03--
Education, General--5-
Education, Other4---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-17-2
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-12--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-10--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities---1
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented---6d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-3318
Educational/Instructional Technology-1--
Elementary Education and Teaching024--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education010--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-1--
Foreign Language Teacher Education00--
French Language Teacher Education-0--
Health Teacher Education120--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-12d--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---18
Mathematics Teacher Education016--
Music Teacher Education189--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching915--
Physics Teacher Education-3--
Reading Teacher Education-1155
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education00--
Secondary Education and Teaching---3
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-0--
Social Studies Teacher Education014--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1--
Special Education and Teaching, General-17--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-7-8
Speech Teacher Education0---
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other---0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other17--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels09--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-20-6
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education---1d
Category total40276d1372d
Computer Engineering, General0---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering2---
Engineering Science9---
Industrial Engineering0---
Mechanical Engineering12---
Category total23---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-0--
Category total-0--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-9--
English Language and Literature, General641--
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)-2--
Category total6412--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2---
Comparative Literature2---
French Language and Literature1---
German Language and Literature2---
Hebrew Language and Literature0---
Italian Language and Literature3---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature70--
Category total200--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other30---
Art Therapy/Therapist-23--
Athletic Training/Trainer5---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist26---
Community Health and Preventive Medicine516--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General12---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-37-0
Health/Medical Physics-4--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other1---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-9-0
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-17-3
Physician Assistant037-0
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1--6
Public Health, General-11--
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-8-1
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-40--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-5--
Category total126197810
History, General28---
Category total28---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology519--
Category total519--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-13--
International Law and Legal Studies-0--
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-7--
Category total-20314-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies1---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies11--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8---
Category total101--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0--
Mathematics, General200--
Category total200--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies15---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other40--
Natural Sciences0---
Sustainability Studies1---
Category total200-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies2---
Category total2---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total9---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5---
Geology/Earth Science, General3---
Physics, General2---
Category total10---
Clinical Psychology-1212-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-207-
Psychology, General118---
Psychology, Other-020
School Psychology-8910
Category total118403010
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics5---
Economics, General10---
Political Science and Government, General46---
Social Sciences, General0---
Category total1201--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2---
Dance, General16---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General33---
Fine/Studio Arts, General9---
Music, General16---
Category total76---
Grand total1,4031,09836593
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 64
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 42
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
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: $20,636
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,461
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
Field Hockey22
Track and Field, X-Country78
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1940 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/16/1973 -  Accredited
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/16/1973 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/18/2003 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs3/18/2003 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs2/1/1975 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs2/1/1975 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology2/1/2005 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree(!)1/1/2010 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1959 - 12/31/2009Resigned
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs(!)9/1/2009 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs(!)9/1/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations522
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations110
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible764
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault212
Motor vehicle theft601
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible733
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 rate4.2%5.2%7.6%
Number in default126166229
Number in repayment2,9773,1612,984
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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