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IPEDS ID: 196194
OPE ID: 00284800
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SUNY College at Oswego
7060 State Route 104, Oswego, New York 13126
General information:  (315) 312-2500
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,117 (7,328 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty344246
Research and public service817
Total graduate assistants-86
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$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,610$12,310$12,510$12,6100.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,610$12,310$12,510$12,6100.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,996$21,020$21,551$21,9912.0%
Off Campus$20,196$21,220$21,751$22,1912.0%
Off Campus with Family$8,686$9,010$9,341$9,6813.6%
On Campus$28,406$30,070$30,801$31,4412.1%
Off Campus$28,606$30,270$31,001$31,6412.1%
Off Campus with Family$17,096$18,060$18,591$19,1312.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,870
In-state fees$919
Out-of-state tuition$18,350
Out-of-state fees$919
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 aid11,15791%————
Grant or scholarship aid99178%$5,657,265$5,709
Federal grants50840%$2,183,128$4,297
Pell grants50440%$2,076,874$4,121
Other federal grants15913%$106,254$668
State/local government grant or scholarships66552%$1,732,718$2,606
Institutional grants or scholarships56444%$1,741,419$3,088
Student loan aid92773%$6,378,956$6,881
Federal student loans92373%$5,728,577$6,206
Other student loans675%$650,379$9,707
  • 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 aid14,86868%$27,091,556$5,565
Pell grants2,79839%$11,533,503$4,122
Federal student loans5,03470%$34,862,035$6,925
  • 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$13,411$14,851$15,558
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$7,694$9,229$9,951
$30,001 – $48,000$10,764$12,707$12,941
$48,001 – $75,000$15,344$16,929$17,132
$75,001 – $110,000$17,711$18,848$19,447
$110,001 and more$18,589$19,524$20,161
  • 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 enrollment8,117
Undergraduate enrollment7,328
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment795
Graduate enrollment789
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants10,3514,4815,870
Percent admitted49%50%48%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%30%30%
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 2013 (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 Reading520590
SAT Math520590
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: 78%
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, 64 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: 58%
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:
4-year: 38%
6-year: 57%
8-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 56%
Female: 59%
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: 43%
Asian: 52%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
White: 60%
Non-resident alien: 52%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization1--
Women's Studies2--
Category total3--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General51--
Zoology/Animal Biology36--
Category total100--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General19054-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other7--
Finance, General24--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General29--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General50--
Category total38565-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other--1
Category total--1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management51--
Radio and Television84--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric34--
Category total195--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-91
Computer and Information Sciences, General9--
Information Science/Studies5--
Category total1491
Agricultural Teacher Education14-
Art Teacher Education-11-
Biology Teacher Education42-
Business Teacher Education02-
Chemistry Teacher Education0--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-49
Curriculum and Instruction-15-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--35
Elementary Education and Teaching1299-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education168-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-3-
French Language Teacher Education1--
German Language Teacher Education21-
Health Teacher Education21-
Mathematics Teacher Education131-
Physics Teacher Education31-
Reading Teacher Education-52-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education21-
Social Studies Teacher Education321-
Spanish Language Teacher Education42-
Special Education and Teaching, General-9-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor11--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education4420-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0--
Category total26414744
Computer Software Engineering2--
Category total2--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing33--
English Language and Literature, General359-
Category total689-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-0-
Category total-0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other5--
French Language and Literature2--
German Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature5--
Category total16--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-24-
Category total-24-
History, General503-
Category total503-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies90--
Category total90--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General3--
Mathematics, General4--
Category total7--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science3--
International/Global Studies14--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other5--
Category total22--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General61--
Category total61--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total7--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General28--
Chemistry, General73-
Geology/Earth Science, General16--
Physics, General4--
Category total553-
Psychology, General187--
Psychology, Other--1
School Psychology-47
Category total18748
Social Sciences
Economics, General18--
Political Science and Government, General16--
Category total73--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General415-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production31--
Commercial and Advertising Art0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11--
Fine/Studio Arts, General14--
Graphic Design27--
Music, General7--
Category total1315-
Grand total1,73026954
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division III MenWomen
All Track Combined6968
Field Hockey18
Ice Hockey2417
Swimming and Diving2713
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1950 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1980 -  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 programs(!)3/1/2005 -  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 schools10/20/2001 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession211
Drug law violations108104112
Liquor law violations1186
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations324554
Liquor law violations852
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible556
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault237
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible556
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault032
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 Year20102009
Default rate7.1%7.6%
Number in default152162
Number in repayment2,1332,120
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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