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IPEDS ID: 196042
OPE ID: 00285800
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Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735-1021
General information:  (631) 420-2000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,648 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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, Navy, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty220526
Research and public service935
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,790$11,860$12,190$12,5002.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,193$14,193$14,193$14,1930.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$21,783$22,185$22,873$23,5082.8%
Off Campus$25,336$25,668$26,026$26,3511.2%
Off Campus with Family$11,143$11,475$11,833$12,1582.7%
On Campus$31,033$31,635$32,523$33,3582.6%
Off Campus$34,586$35,118$35,676$36,2011.5%
Off Campus with Family$20,393$20,925$21,483$22,0082.4%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Information regarding Farmingdale State College's tuition payment plan in on our website at
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid186583%————
Grant or scholarship aid58756%$3,803,168$6,479
Federal grants34733%$1,713,780$4,939
Pell grants34733%$1,559,342$4,494
Other federal grants586%$154,438$2,663
State/local government grant or scholarships58356%$1,669,287$2,863
Institutional grants or scholarships58356%$420,101$721
Student loan aid38136%$2,189,613$5,747
Federal student loans37135%$1,989,354$5,362
Other student loans242%$200,259$8,344
  • 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 aid13,97847%$23,837,606$5,992
Pell grants2,51230%$10,273,217$4,090
Federal student loans2,64932%$16,871,738$6,369
  • 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$9,282$8,146$8,346
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$3,767$2,600$2,241
$30,001 – $48,000$7,212$6,188$6,053
$48,001 – $75,000$12,057$10,684$10,269
$75,001 – $110,000$14,268$13,480$13,855
$110,001 and more$14,839$14,150$14,605
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,648
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,060
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%Student Gender:
Male: 57%
Female: 43%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants5,2562,8582,398
Percent admitted44%46%41%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%46%41%
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 2015 (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 Reading450530
SAT Math460550
ACT Composite1923
  • A portfolio review is required for Visual Communications majors and a pre-admission exam is required for Nursing majors.
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: 79%
Part-time students: 30%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 30%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 52%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 39%
White: 55%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 43%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Graduated 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 seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 35 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2009.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 45%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-9-
Ornamental Horticulture11-3
Category total1193
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-74-
Category total-74-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--1
Business Administration and Management, General23431
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0-
Category total23432
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-45-
Category total-45-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-81-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-05
Information Science/Studies--2
Category total-817
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician-13-
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician7--
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician-15-
Computer Software Technology/Technician-2-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician-30-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-35-
Industrial Technology/Technician-22-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-10-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician057-
Telecommunications Technology/Technician-2-
Category total7186-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-31-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician16--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist3812-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--19
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse4114-
Category total5815719
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science20--
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism-40-
Forensic Science and Technology-113-
Security and Loss Prevention Services-0-
Category total20153-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies199--
Category total199--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-12-
Category total-12-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society-134-
Category total-134-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-43-
Category total-43-
Applied Psychology-41-
Category total-41-
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-14-
Category total-14-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-14-
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-35-
Category total-49-
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General-32-
Category total-32-
Grand total2971,37331
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 186
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 23
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: $6,084
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,977
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor3220
Track and Field, Outdoor2313
Track and Field, X-Country1315
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1967 - 9/20/2012Terminated
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs7/9/2009 - 12/31/2013Resigned
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program6/30/2010 - 6/30/2015Resigned
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)2/6/1953 -  Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
RN Associate Degree Programs9/1/1962 - 9/1/2014Resigned
Licensed Practical Nursing Programs(!)11/1/2004 - 1/1/2014Resigned
RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs7/1/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession003
Drug law violations856
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations123
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault101
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault100
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.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate5.3%5.0%7.6%
Number in default665375
Number in repayment1,2431,055984
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)