Stony Brook University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,478
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
48.9%
37,083 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
26,782
82.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
76.3%
2,174 Graduates

About

Stony Brook University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stony Brook University were General Psychology (497 degrees awarded), General Health Services (459 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (449 degrees).

In 2020, 7,961 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stony Brook University. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,981 degrees), 1.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1513 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $7,070, which is $−21,559 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stony Brook University is $7,070, which is $−21,559 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,478.

In 2020, 64% of undergraduate students attending Stony Brook University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Stony Brook University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at Stony Brook University is $−21,559 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$16,478
2020 Value
5.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Stony Brook University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,478. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Stony Brook University grew by 5.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,215
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stony Brook University was of $14,215 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 2.64% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Stony Brook University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.92% with respect to 2019, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.1%
2018 Default Rate
89
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Stony Brook University was 2.1%, which represents 89 out of the 4239 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Stony Brook University received 37,083 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.0108% annual growth. Out of those 37,083 applicants, 18,138 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.9% acceptance rate.

There were 26,782 students enrolled at Stony Brook University in 2020, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stony Brook University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
18,138
Accepted Out of 37,083

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stony Brook University was 48.9% (18,138 admissions from 37,083 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 44.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.0108%, while admissions grew by 10.8%.

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SAT Scores

88%
Submission Percentage
2,937
Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at Stony Brook University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stony Brook University has a total enrollment of 26,782 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,985 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,797. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.1% White, 23.3% Asian, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.21% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.0635% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0635% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Stony Brook University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (15.4%), followed by Asian Female (15.2%) and White Male (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.3%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Asian Female (6.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stony Brook University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26,782 students. The full-time enrollment at Stony Brook University is 21,985 and the part-time enrollment is 4,797. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Stony Brook University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Stony Brook University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Stony Brook University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,407
  2. Asian
    6,235
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,285

The enrolled student population at Stony Brook University is 35.1% White, 23.3% Asian, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.21% Black or African American, 2.53% Two or More Races, 0.0635% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0635% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,870 students (6.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 591 more women than men received degrees from Stony Brook University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stony Brook University is white (2,981 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1513 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stony Brook University is General Psychology (497 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (459 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (449 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stony Brook University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (599 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (281 degrees), and Biology (733 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Physicians (470,224 people), Other managers (448,338 people), Software developers (448,159 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (343,901 people), and Postsecondary teachers (300,922 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (599 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (281 degrees), Biology (733 degrees), Engineering (682 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (599 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (281 degrees), Biology (733 degrees), Engineering (682 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (577,609 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (560,825 people), Computer Systems Design (530,705 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (461,310 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (349,581 people).

The most specialized majors at Stony Brook University are Math & Statistics (599 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (281 degrees), Biology (733 degrees), Engineering (682 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 497 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 459 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 449 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stony Brook University was General Psychology with 497 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,685
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,276
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,685 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University, which is 0.862 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,276).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 391 degrees were awarded to men at Stony Brook University in Computer Science, which is 3.95 times more than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 400 degrees were awarded to women at Stony Brook University in General Psychology, which is 3.23 times more than the 124 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from Stony Brook University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stony Brook University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.13% of graduates (155 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,981 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,513 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    811 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stony Brook University is white (2,981 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1513 degrees).

6.61% of degree recipients (526 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,719 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,262 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    781 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stony Brook University is white female (1,719 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,262 degrees).

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Operations

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at nearly $279M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.6M (3.8%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Stony Brook University had a total salary expenditure of $3.11B. Stony Brook University employs 345 Professors, 310 Associate professors, and 186 Assistant professors. Most academics at Stony Brook University are Male Professors (262), Male Associate professors(181), and Female Associate professors (129).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 460 employees, Service, with 378 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 361 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$279M
2020 Endowment
5.09%
growth from 2019

Stony Brook University has an endowment valued at about $279M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Stony Brook University grew 5.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.6M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $168M - Federal
  2. $15.8M - State
  3. $231k - Local

As of 2020, Stony Brook University received $168M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.8M from state grants and contracts, and $231k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.25B
2020 Salaries
5.61%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Stony Brook University paid a median of $1.25B in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($3.11B) and a 5.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% growth from 2018 and a 12.6% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$124M
Instructional Salaries
969
Number of Employees

In 2020, Stony Brook University paid a total of $124M to 969 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.86% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
345 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
460 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Professor with 345 employees; Associate professor with 310 employees; and Associate professor with 186 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stony Brook University were Business and Financial Operations with 460 employees; Service with 378 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 361 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stony Brook University was Male Professor with 262 employees, Male Associate professor with 181 employees, and Female Associate professor with 129 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Stony Brook University.

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