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IPEDS ID: 191649
OPE ID: 00273200
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Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549
General information:  (516) 463-6600
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,814 (6,824 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
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)
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty512622
Research and public service00
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$35,950$37,400$38,900$40,4604.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,070$12,800$12,910$13,3303.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$16,760$16,900$17,105$17,8304.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$52,103$54,289$56,046$58,0353.5%
Off Campus$57,025$58,645$60,149$62,4703.9%
Off Campus with Family$40,115$41,595$42,894$44,4903.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
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 aid11,64096%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,61494%$36,067,647$22,347
Federal grants41424%$2,139,588$5,168
Pell grants41224%$1,836,648$4,458
Other federal grants21412%$302,940$1,416
State/local government grant or scholarships38623%$1,206,422$3,125
Institutional grants or scholarships1,56091%$32,721,637$20,975
Student loan aid96957%$9,447,897$9,750
Federal student loans94055%$5,338,367$5,679
Other student loans20412%$4,109,530$20,145
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • Not included in the reported figures: 168 students also received a total amount of $509,845 in outside scholarships.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,84885%$114,306,265$19,546
Pell grants1,63424%$7,233,441$4,427
Federal student loans3,69153%$25,452,182$6,896
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$30,947$30,606$30,459
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$28,184$26,809$26,524
$30,001 – $48,000$26,620$28,889$29,438
$48,001 – $75,000$31,444$32,280$33,005
$75,001 – $110,000$31,766$31,389$31,810
$110,001 and more$32,666$32,560$32,985
  • 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, 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 enrollment10,814
Undergraduate enrollment6,824
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment402
Graduate enrollment3,990
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 52%
Out-of-state: 41%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants27,99111,40116,590
Percent admitted61%56%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%11%9%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
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: 80%
Part-time students: 100%
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, 77 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: 60%
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
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 2007]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 63%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 57%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 100%
Asian: 61%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 48%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 61%
Non-resident alien: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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
African Studies1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization1---
Area Studies, Other2---
Asian Studies/Civilization2---
East Asian Studies0---
Japanese Studies0---
Women's Studies0---
Category total6---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General427--
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other4---
Human/Medical Genetics-0--
Molecular Medicine--1-
Category total5971-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Banking and Financial Support Services0---
Business Administration and Management, General6642d-0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other25---
Business Statistics-13--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-41--
Business/Commerce, General00--
Business/Managerial Economics6---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies11---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other00--
Finance, General68152-1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-22-0
International Business/Trade/Commerce166-0
Labor Studies1--0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management2---
Management Information Systems, General00-1
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other1724--
Marketing Research-7--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General9476-0
Category total408553d-4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies3---
Public Relations/Image Management8211--
Radio and Television39---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other594--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric217--
Category total28232--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0---
Computer and Information Sciences, Other2---
Computer Science147d--
Category total167d--
Administration of Special Education---0
Art Teacher Education22--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-3-5
Biology Teacher Education-3--
Business Teacher Education-1--
Chemistry Teacher Education-1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-4-1
Curriculum and Instruction-2--
Drama and Dance Teacher Education7---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching03--
Education, General--8d-
Education, Other4---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-12-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-8--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs-6--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities---0
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented---1d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-159
Educational/Instructional Technology-1d--
Elementary Education and Teaching014--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education05--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-1--
Foreign Language Teacher Education00--
French Language Teacher Education-1--
Health Teacher Education016--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-24d--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---17
Mathematics Teacher Education09--
Music Teacher Education206--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching218--
Physics Teacher Education-2--
Reading Teacher Education-943
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education01--
Secondary Education and Teaching---4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-0--
Social Studies Teacher Education08--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1--
Special Education and Teaching, General-8-2
Special Education and Teaching, Other-7d-4
Speech Teacher Education0---
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other---0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other33--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels07--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-18-3
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education---0
Category total38205d17d49d
Computer Engineering, General1---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering7---
Engineering Science27---
Industrial Engineering7---
Mechanical Engineering21---
Category total63---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-0--
Category total-0--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-6--
English Language and Literature, General672--
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)-0--
Category total678--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1---
Comparative Literature0---
French Language and Literature0---
German Language and Literature1---
Hebrew Language and Literature0---
Italian Language and Literature1---
Japanese Language and Literature1---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature62--
Category total242--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other32---
Art Therapy/Therapist-21--
Athletic Training/Trainer7---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist26---
Community Health and Preventive Medicine356--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General24---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-47-0
Health/Medical Physics-7--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other3---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-11-0
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-12-0
Physician Assistant936-0
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies3--8
Public Health, General-15--
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-11-0
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-52--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-0--
Category total139218348
History, General27---
Category total27---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology1014--
Category total1014--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-15--
International Law and Legal Studies-0--
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-1--
Category total-16305-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies10--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7---
Category total80--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-0--
Mathematics, General290--
Category total290--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies12---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other50--
Natural Sciences0---
Sustainability Studies3---
Category total202-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies2---
Category total2---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies2---
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total12---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General10---
Geology/Earth Science, General6---
Physics, General5---
Category total21---
Clinical Psychology-1211-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-333-
Psychology, General93---
Psychology, Other-000
School Psychology-12168
Category total9357308
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4---
Economics, General10---
Political Science and Government, General46---
Social Sciences, General2---
Category total1160--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3---
Dance, General9---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General29---
Fine/Studio Arts, General15---
Music, General26---
Category total82---
Grand total1,5221,12138769
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, 2014-2015
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: 36
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
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: $19,402
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,831
Full-time students: 75%
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 I-AAA MenWomen
Field Hockey25
Track and Field, X-Country720
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1940 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)8/1/2016 -  Pre-Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/16/1973 -  Accredited
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/16/1973 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/18/2003 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs3/18/2003 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs2/1/1975 - 12/31/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs2/1/1975 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology2/1/2005 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health10/7/2016 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree6/1/2010 -  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 schools1/1/1959 - 12/31/2009Resigned
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs(!)9/1/2009 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs(!)9/1/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations222
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations101
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible64
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault120
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible33
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 rate3.3%4.2%5.2%
Number in default98126166
Number in repayment2,9332,9773,161
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)