SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
2019 Default Rate
0.226%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,185
77.6% Full-Time

About

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is a higher education institution located in Kings County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University were Medicine (189 degrees awarded), Physical Therapy (23 degrees), and Family Practice Nurse (19 degrees).

In 2022, 730 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. 71.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (250 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is $7,070, which is $−7,871 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is $7,070, which is $−7,872 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

In 2022, 58% of undergraduate students attending SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is $−7,872 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

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Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

58% of undergraduate students at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.226%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was 0.226%, which represents 1 out of the 442 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University had a total enrollment of 2,185 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is 1,696 students and the part-time enrollment is 489. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.1% White, 24.9% Asian, 23.2% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, and 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.2%), followed by Asian Female (17.2%) and Black or African American Female (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.9%), followed by Asian Female (16.4%) and Black or African American Female (16.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,185 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is 1,696 and the part-time enrollment is 489. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    636 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    543 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    506 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is 29.1% White, 24.9% Asian, 23.2% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Two or More Races, and 0.137% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 132 students (6.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 316 more women than men received degrees from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is white (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is Medicine (189 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Therapy (23 degrees) and Family Practice Nurse (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (726 degrees awarded), Biology (3 degrees), and Engineering (1 degrees).

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 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Registered nurses (1,525,988 people), Physicians (565,143 people), Other managers (528,096 people), Software developers (472,591 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (353,626 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in 2022 are Health (726 degrees awarded), Biology (3 degrees), Engineering (1 degrees), and Psychology (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Health (726 degrees awarded), Biology (3 degrees), Engineering (1 degrees), and Psychology (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,148,549 people), Elementary & secondary schools (755,584 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (686,640 people), Computer Systems Design (565,570 people), and Outpatient care centers (482,535 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Health (726 degrees awarded), Biology (3 degrees), Engineering (1 degrees), and Psychology (0 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 70 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was Family Practice Nurse with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

207
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
523
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 207 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, which is 0.396 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (523).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 99 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Medicine, which is 1.1 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Family Practice Nurse, which is 6.06 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    161 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is white (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (191 degrees).

3.97% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    172 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    166 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is white female (172 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (166 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at nearly $33M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 491k (1.49%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University had a total salary expenditure of 785M. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University employs 52 Assistant professors, 26 Associate professors and 5 Instructors. Most academics at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are Female Assistant professor (39), Female Associate professor (18), and Male Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are: Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 218 employees, Service, with 188 employees, and Management with 97 employees.

Endowment

$33M
2022 Endowment
31.6%
growth from 2021

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has an endowment valued at about $33M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University grew 31.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.3M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $31.4M - Federal
  2. $5.64M - State
  3. $3.41M - Local

As of 2022, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University received $31.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.64M from state grants and contracts, and $3.41M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$395M
2022 Salaries
0.095%
decline from 2021

In 2022, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University paid a median of $395M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($785M) and a 0.095% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.4M
Instructional Salaries
89
Number of Employees

In 2022, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University paid a total of $12.4M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 3.13% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Healthcare Practioners and Technical
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
218 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University were Assistant professor with 52 employees, Associate professor with 26 employees, and Instructor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University were Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 218 employees, Service with 188 employees, and Management with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University was Female Assistant professor with 39 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

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