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SUNY College at Plattsburgh – Tuition & Success Analysis

Plattsburgh, NY

SUNY College at Plattsburgh – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,146

Average annual cost of attendance: $14,991

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $21,500

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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SUNY College at Plattsburgh Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $8,930

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $10,885

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $17,366

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $19,742

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $20,454


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 College at Plattsburgh. 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 College at Plattsburgh Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 64%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 81%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $42,400

(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): 63%

SUNY College at Plattsburgh Admissions

SUNY College at Plattsburgh Acceptance Rate: 51%


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

SAT Math: 510 to 600

SAT Critical Reading: 480 to 610

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 20 to 26

ACT Math: 19 to 25

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

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

SUNY College at Plattsburgh Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 38%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 62%

Typical student debt: $21,500

Typical monthly loan payment: $229

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Majors at SUNY College at Plattsburgh


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

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 5%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 20%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 11%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 5%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 4%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 2%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 14%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 8%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 2%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 3%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 8%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 2%
  • Social Sciences – 4%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 3%

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

SUNY College at Plattsburgh Diversity


Overall Composition at SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend SUNY College at Plattsburgh full time:  94%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend SUNY College at Plattsburgh part time:  6%

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

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 8%

Hispanic: 11%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 4%

White: 67%

SUNY College at Plattsburgh Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.0

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: 2.8

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: 15.4

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.