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IPEDS ID: 196246
OPE ID: 00284900
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SUNY College at Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2681
General information:  (518) 564-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,968 (5,565 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 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
SUNY Plattsburgh has a new position dedicated to supporting students with disabilities.
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty286198
Research and public service11
Total graduate assistants-24
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
Books and supplies$1,000$1,100$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,550$10,184$10,526$10,9724.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,550$10,184$10,526$10,9724.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$19,116$20,735$21,309$22,0463.5%
Off Campus$19,116$20,735$21,309$22,0463.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,002$12,425$12,659$12,9502.3%
On Campus$28,166$29,985$30,759$31,6963.0%
Off Campus$28,166$29,985$30,759$31,6963.0%
Off Campus with Family$20,052$21,675$22,109$22,6002.2%
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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.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$10,370
In-state fees$1,327
Out-of-state tuition$20,190
Out-of-state fees$1,327
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
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 aid188492%————
Grant or scholarship aid77181%$4,984,771$6,465
Federal grants37139%$1,728,380$4,659
Pell grants34236%$1,546,867$4,523
Other federal grants24626%$181,513$738
State/local government grant or scholarships52154%$1,574,293$3,022
Institutional grants or scholarships75479%$1,682,098$2,231
Student loan aid62866%$4,097,702$6,525
Federal student loans62565%$3,399,458$5,439
Other student loans687%$698,244$10,268
  • 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 aid13,89169%$22,685,582$5,830
Pell grants2,01036%$8,586,836$4,272
Federal student loans3,61164%$24,258,895$6,718
  • 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$13,087$14,116$13,975
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$7,179$8,392$8,366
$30,001 – $48,000$10,301$12,008$11,694
$48,001 – $75,000$14,746$16,507$16,203
$75,001 – $110,000$16,806$18,593$18,787
$110,001 and more$17,370$19,253$19,596
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment5,968
Undergraduate enrollment5,565
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment541
Graduate enrollment403
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • 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: 62%
Part-time: 38%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 20%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 21%
Enrolled in some distance education: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 48%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants8,4523,2345,218
Percent admitted48%51%46%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%25%
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 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 Reading460560
SAT Math470560
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1924
ACT Math1925
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: 81%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
  • Interpret data with caution. SUNY Plattsburgh only had 1 first-time, part-time student 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, 65 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: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
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: 37%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 62%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 40%
6-year: 61%
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: 56%
Female: 65%
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: 50%
Asian: 64%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 59%
White: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 61%
Non-resident alien: 74%
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
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • 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
Area Studies, Other0---
Canadian Studies0---
Latin American Studies3---
Women's Studies7---
Category total10---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General44---
Botany/Plant Biology11---
Category total62---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General91---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other19---
Business/Commerce, General13---
Business/Managerial Economics0---
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other0---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies12---
Finance, General15---
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management48---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce11---
Management Information Systems, General9---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General19---
Resort Management0---
Category total276---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other15---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia4---
Mass Communication/Media Studies2---
Organizational Communication, General0---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other0---
Public Relations/Image Management28---
Radio and Television40---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6---
Category total113---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General9---
Computer Science0---
Information Technology17---
Category total26---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1-12
Curriculum and Instruction-11--
Education, Other-0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-9--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-40--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-4--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---14
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---0
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-0--
Elementary Education and Teaching705--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-5--
Reading Teacher Education-6--
Secondary Education and Teaching-51--
Special Education and Teaching, General00--
Category total70132-26
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing19---
English Language and Literature, General37---
Rhetoric and Composition0---
Category total56---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0---
Human Development and Family Studies, General24---
Category total24---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature7---
Spanish Language and Literature5---
Category total12---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer5---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist0-3-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist3---
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist8---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General22---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-13-2
Nursing Science30---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse45d---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-19--
Category total114d3232
History, General48---
Category total48---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other0---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies117---
Category total117---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies27---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies07--
Category total277--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General20---
Category total20---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-0--
Natural Sciences-2--
Category total-2--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science34---
Environmental Studies9---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General0---
Category total43---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other0---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies13---
Category total13---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total4---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3---
Geology/Earth Science, General11---
Physics, General10---
Category total24---
Educational Psychology-11--
Psychology, General114---
Category total11411--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work38---
Category total38---
Social Sciences
Economics, General8---
Political Science and Government, General23---
Social Sciences, Other-17d-5
Category total6717d-5
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General41---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2---
Music, General12---
Category total55---
Grand total1,333201333
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 72
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $13,891
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,619
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Ice Hockey2827
Track and Field, Indoor3732
Track and Field, Outdoor3129
Track and Field, X-Country1215
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1978 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics6/1/1978 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1991 - 9/30/1996Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1991 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs9/1/1943 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs10/19/2009 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs10/19/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations222357
Liquor law violations1876
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations111220
Liquor law violations911
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible863
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault202
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible653
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault102
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 rate5.6%7.0%6.0%
Number in default9611391
Number in repayment1,6941,6111,498
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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