Binghamton University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,061
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.95%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
43%
38,116 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
18,148
88.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
81.7%
2,066 Graduates

About

Binghamton University is a higher education institution located in Broome County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Binghamton University were General Psychology (316 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (284 degrees), and Neuroscience (231 degrees).

In 2020, 5,378 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Binghamton University. 51.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,038 degrees), 5.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (579 degrees).

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

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Binghamton 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 $19,061.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students attending Binghamton University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Binghamton University was $7,070. The cost of tuition at Binghamton 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

$19,061
2020 Value
9.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Binghamton University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,061. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Binghamton University grew by 9.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,068
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Binghamton University was of $16,068 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.71% 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

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Binghamton University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.64% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.95%
2018 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Binghamton University was 1.95%, which represents 57 out of the 2929 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Binghamton University received 38,116 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.6% annual growth. Out of those 38,116 applicants, 16,402 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43% acceptance rate.

There were 18,148 students enrolled at Binghamton University in 2020, and 99% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Binghamton University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
16,402
Accepted Out of 38,116

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Binghamton University was 43% (16,402 admissions from 38,116 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 40.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.6%, while admissions grew by 7.87%.

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SAT Scores

99%
Submission Percentage
2,834
Scores Submitted

99% of enrolled first-time students at Binghamton University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Binghamton University has a total enrollment of 18,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Binghamton University is 16,051 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,097. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Binghamton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Binghamton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.9% White, 13.5% Asian, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.77% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.0882% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0276% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Binghamton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.3%), followed by White Female (28.9%) and Asian Female (8.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Asian Female (5.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Binghamton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Binghamton University is 16,051 and the part-time enrollment is 2,097. This means that 88.4% of students enrolled at Binghamton University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Binghamton University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Binghamton University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,150
  2. Asian
    2,458
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,980

The enrolled student population at Binghamton University is 55.9% White, 13.5% Asian, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.77% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.0882% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0276% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 136 more women than men received degrees from Binghamton University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Binghamton University is white (3,038 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (579 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Binghamton University is General Psychology (316 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (284 degrees) and Neuroscience (231 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Binghamton University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Biology (625 degrees), and Social Sciences (755 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 Binghamton University are Physicians (418,131 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (400,841 people), Other managers (355,459 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (333,139 people), and Postsecondary teachers (317,182 people).

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Biology (625 degrees), Social Sciences (755 degrees), Math & Statistics (187 degrees), and English (205 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 Binghamton University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Biology (625 degrees), Social Sciences (755 degrees), Math & Statistics (187 degrees), and English (205 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Elementary & secondary schools (710,884 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (653,312 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (578,107 people), Legal services (324,394 people), and Computer Systems Design (284,169 people).

The most specialized majors at Binghamton University are Language & Linguistics (142 degrees awarded), Biology (625 degrees), Social Sciences (755 degrees), Math & Statistics (187 degrees), and English (205 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 316 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 284 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 231 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Binghamton University was General Psychology with 316 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,621
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,757
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,621 degrees were awarded to men at Binghamton University, which is 0.951 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,757).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Binghamton University in Computer Science, which is 3.43 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 244 degrees were awarded to women at Binghamton University in General Psychology, which is 2.9 times more than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 72% of students graduating from Binghamton University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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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 Binghamton 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, 0.871% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,038 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    579 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    538 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Binghamton University is white (3,038 degrees awarded). There were 5.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (579 degrees).

1.54% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,579 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,459 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    304 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Binghamton University is white female (1,579 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,459 degrees).

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Operations

Binghamton University has an endowment valued at nearly $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.14M (5.31%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Binghamton University had a total salary expenditure of $580M. Binghamton University employs 231 Associate professors, 222 Assistant professors, and 181 Professors. Most academics at Binghamton University are Male Associate professors (136), Male Professors(127), and Male Assistant professors (114).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Binghamton University are: Service, with 288 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 284 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 245 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$116M
2020 Endowment
1.36%
decline from 2019

Binghamton University has an endowment valued at about $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Binghamton University declined 1.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $186M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $30.6M - Federal
  2. $5.29M - State
  3. $85.8k - Local

As of 2020, Binghamton University received $30.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.29M from state grants and contracts, and $85.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$212M
2020 Salaries
1.21%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Binghamton University paid a median of $212M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($580M) and a 1.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.32% growth from 2018 and a 6.37% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$75.8M
Instructional Salaries
748
Number of Employees

In 2020, Binghamton University paid a total of $75.8M to 748 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
231 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
288 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Binghamton University were Associate professor with 231 employees; Assistant professor with 222 employees; and Assistant professor with 181 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Binghamton University were Service with 288 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 284 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 245 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Binghamton University was Male Associate professor with 136 employees, Male Professor with 127 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 114 employees.

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

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