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IPEDS ID: 196237
OPE ID: 00710900
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SUNY College at Old Westbury
223 Store Hill Rd, Old Westbury, New York 11568-0210
General information:  (516) 876-3000
Website:  www.oldwestbury.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,126 (4,809 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 to 1
Admissionswww.oldwestbury.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.suny.edu/student/
Financial Aidwww.oldwestbury.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.oldwestbury.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.oldwestbury.edu/veterans
Disability Serviceswww.oldwestbury.edu/academics/support/OSSD
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.oldwestbury.edu/academics/academic-affairs/ir/retention-graduation-data
Mission Statement
  SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small 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 – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty175219
Instructional174219
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees
In-state$7,883$8,143$8,368$8,122-2.9%
Out-of-state$17,533$17,923$18,278$18,032-1.3%
Books and supplies$2,500$2,500$2,500$2,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,020$11,530$11,530$11,5300.0%
Other$1,960$1,960$1,960$1,9600.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$17,000$17,000$17,000$17,0000.0%
Other$4,300$4,300$4,300$4,3000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,0000.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
In-state
On Campus$23,363$24,133$24,358$24,112-1.0%
Off Campus$31,683$31,943$32,168$31,922-0.8%
Off Campus with Family$13,383$13,643$13,868$13,622-1.8%
Out-of-state
On Campus$33,013$33,913$34,268$34,022-0.7%
Off Campus$41,333$41,723$42,078$41,832-0.6%
Off Campus with Family$23,033$23,423$23,778$23,532-1.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
In-state tuition$11,310
In-state fees$856
Out-of-state tuition$23,100
Out-of-state fees$856
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
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 aid151585%————
Grant or scholarship aid47478%$4,611,285$9,728
Federal grants39465%$2,175,380$5,521
Pell grants36660%$1,938,001$5,295
Other federal grants21035%$237,379$1,130
State/local government grant or scholarships45575%$1,726,683$3,795
Institutional grants or scholarships45575%$709,222$1,559
Student loan aid21536%$1,246,824$5,799
Federal student loans19833%$1,046,006$5,283
Other student loans315%$200,818$6,478
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,237$27,837,660$8,600
Pell grants2,413$12,120,557$5,023
Federal student loans1,640$9,820,832$5,988
  • 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.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$10,710$10,686$10,273
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 Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$7,801$6,772$6,839
$30,001 – $48,000$10,227$9,754$8,838
$48,001 – $75,000$14,153$13,629$13,452
$75,001 – $110,000$15,525$15,325$16,178
$110,001 and more$19,899$19,350$18,666
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment5,126
Undergraduate enrollment4,809
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment656
Graduate enrollment317
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 27%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 81%
25 and over: 19%
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 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 46%
Part-time: 54%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,7802,3453,435
Percent admitted53%52%54%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%19%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2020 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT51797%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing470550
SAT Math460550
  • out of the 535 students, one was an international student, one was a non-matriculated student, and 16 were special admits, which did not require standardized test scores.
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: 76%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 45 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 49%
Transfer-out rate: 36%
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 2012]
4-year: 23%
6-year: 47%
8-year: 48%
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 26%
6-year: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2012 or Fall 2014
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: 38%
Female: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 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:
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 51%
Hispanic/Latino: 41%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 40%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 42%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 36%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 60%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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
American/United States Studies/Civilization15---
Category total15---
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry7---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General66---
Category total73---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting9016d--
Business Administration and Management, General61---
Finance, General48---
Labor and Industrial Relations20---
Management Information Systems, General7---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General20---
Small Business Administration/Management-0--
Taxation-19-0
Category total24635d-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric61---
Category total61--0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General18---
Information Science/Studies00--
Category total180--
Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education13---
Biology Teacher Education14-0
Chemistry Teacher Education01-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs300--
Elementary Education and Teaching43---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-7-0
Mathematics Teacher Education14-0
Reading Teacher Education-19--
Secondary Education and Teaching---0
Social Studies Teacher Education216-0
Spanish Language Teacher Education04-0
Special Education and Teaching, General1---
Category total9155-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General35---
Category total35---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0---
Spanish Language and Literature12-0-
Category total12-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Behavioral Aspects of Health68---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-18--
Category total6818--
History
History, General35---
Category total35---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation-5--
Category total-5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies30---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies43--
Category total353--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General13---
Category total13---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General4---
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other0---
Category total4---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3---
Category total3---
Psychology
Psychology, General149---
Category total149---
Social Sciences
Criminology69---
Political Economy40---
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods-0--
Social Sciences, Other0---
Sociology, General34---
Category total1430--
Visual and Performing Arts
Digital Arts3---
Visual and Performing Arts, General15---
Category total18---
Grand total1,01911600
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
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
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1513
Golf9
Lacrosse17
Soccer2422
Softball19
Swimming1314
Track and Field, X-Country78
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)01/01/1976)01/01/2029
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPB) – Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (08/17/2017)07/01/2024
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (04/19/2007)12/31/2019
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/132505.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape203
d. Fondling111
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault102
i. Burglary252
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence154
b. Dating violence103
c. Stalking101
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.201
b. Drug abuse violations8115
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations321749
c. Liquor law violations31219
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape202
d. Fondling111
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault002
i. Burglary251
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence141
b. Dating violence103
c. Stalking001
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.001
b. Drug abuse violations001
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations1453
c. Liquor law violations21218
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate5.8%6.0%7.9%
Number in default646476
Number in repayment1,0951,064960
Aid Programs
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