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IPEDS ID: 196200
OPE ID: 00285000
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SUNY College at Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, New York 13676-2294
General information:  (315) 267-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,042 (3,707 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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
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 faculty261106
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-6
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$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,34011.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,940$9,830$10,180$10,5803.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,595$7,645$8,245$8,2650.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,223$19,521$20,237$21,1094.3%
Off Campus$16,878$17,336$18,302$18,7942.7%
Off Campus with Family$9,283$10,206$10,572$11,1045.0%
On Campus$27,633$28,571$29,487$30,5593.6%
Off Campus$25,288$26,386$27,552$28,2442.5%
Off Campus with Family$17,693$19,256$19,822$20,5543.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,870
In-state fees$1,144
Out-of-state tuition$18,350
Out-of-state fees$1,144
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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 aid180491%————
Grant or scholarship aid68277%$4,315,685$6,328
Federal grants41147%$1,865,778$4,540
Pell grants40846%$1,797,848$4,406
Other federal grants10612%$67,930$641
State/local government grant or scholarships52359%$1,448,828$2,770
Institutional grants or scholarships64973%$1,001,079$1,542
Student loan aid68177%$4,585,502$6,733
Federal student loans67777%$4,073,760$6,017
Other student loans566%$511,742$9,138
  • 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 aid12,82173%$16,985,092$6,021
Pell grants1,68944%$6,965,186$4,124
Federal student loans2,83273%$19,205,266$6,782
  • 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$12,230$13,365$13,364
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$8,042$9,210$9,222
$30,001 – $48,000$10,175$12,015$11,548
$48,001 – $75,000$14,025$15,553$15,794
$75,001 – $110,000$16,677$17,653$18,158
$110,001 and more$17,613$18,332$19,029
  • 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 enrollment4,042
Undergraduate enrollment3,707
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment254
Graduate enrollment335
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants4,7642,0452,719
Percent admitted68%64%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%25%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 74%
Part-time students: 20%
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, 76 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: 51%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
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: 30%
6-year: 51%
8-year: 53%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 51%
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: 46%
Female: 56%
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: 17%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 54%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 46%
Non-resident alien: 38%
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 byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies3-
Category total3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General40-
Category total41-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General59-
Business/Managerial Economics4-
Labor and Industrial Relations0-
Category total63-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General0-
Computer Science10-
Category total10-
Biology Teacher Education07
Chemistry Teacher Education02
Curriculum and Instruction-22
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0-
Earth Science Teacher Education-0
Education, Other-0
Educational/Instructional Technology-25
Elementary Education and Teaching9168
English/Language Arts Teacher Education07
French Language Teacher Education0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Mathematics Teacher Education05
Music Teacher Education6113
Physics Teacher Education00
Reading Teacher Education-58
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education02
Social Studies Teacher Education06
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Special Education and Teaching, General-16
Category total152231
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing18-
English Language and Literature, General295
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0-
Rhetoric and Composition27-
Writing, General4-
Category total785
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2-
Spanish Language and Literature11-
Category total13-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health and Preventive Medicine0-
Public Health Education and Promotion15-
Category total15-
History, General42-
Category total42-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies26-
Category total26-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General297
Category total297
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1-
Category total1-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies12-
Category total12-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total1-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7-
Geology/Earth Science, General17-
Physics, General4-
Category total28-
Psychology, General65-
Category total65-
Social Sciences
Economics, General1-
Political Science and Government, General13-
Category total59-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Art/Art Studies, General35-
Dance, General6-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General18-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other0-
Music Management9-
Music Performance, General183
Music Theory and Composition30
Music, General4-
Music, Other00
Visual and Performing Arts, General13-
Category total1103
Grand total748246
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Ice Hockey2420
Swimming and Diving2414
Track and Field, X-Country1214
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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(!)9/1/1957 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs3/1/2013 -  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 schools10/20/2002 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations314436
Liquor law violations201411
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations173126
Liquor law violations822
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible413
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible412
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 rate8.0%7.9%6.3%
Number in default958573
Number in repayment1,1801,0741,141
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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