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SUNY at Purchase College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Purchase, NY

SUNY at Purchase College – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,901

Average annual cost of attendance: $18,597

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $21,875

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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SUNY at Purchase College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $12,819

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $15,069

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $21,371

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $23,276

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $24,792


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by SUNY at Purchase College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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SUNY at Purchase College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 60%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 81%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $35,200

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 52%

SUNY at Purchase College Admissions

SUNY at Purchase College Acceptance Rate: 44%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 470 to 570

SAT Critical Reading: 500 to 610

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 21 to 29

ACT Math: 19 to 26

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to SUNY at Purchase College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

SUNY at Purchase College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 33%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 51%

Typical student debt: $21,875

Typical monthly loan payment: $233

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Majors at SUNY at Purchase College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at SUNY at Purchase College:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 7%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 5%
  • History – 2%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 15%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 5%
  • Social Sciences – 11%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 46%

For more information about the various majors at SUNY at Purchase College, visit their website.

SUNY at Purchase College Diversity


Overall Composition at SUNY at Purchase College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend SUNY at Purchase College full time:  93%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend SUNY at Purchase College part time:  7%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at SUNY at Purchase College:  11%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 11%

Hispanic: 19%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 5%

Unknown: 6%

White: 53%

SUNY at Purchase College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 12.6

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.