Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

SUNY Plattsburgh

Find Schools Near

SUNY Plattsburgh Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on SUNY Plattsburgh? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors SUNY Plattsburgh offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is SUNY Plattsburgh Ranked?

Value Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

SUNY Plattsburgh was awarded 45 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SUNY Plattsburgh as #514 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, SUNY Plattsburgh is ranked at #60.

See all of the rankings for SUNY Plattsburgh.

Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY Plattsburgh?

Acceptance Rate

SUNY Plattsburgh has an acceptance rate of 53%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for SUNY Plattsburgh.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 600. Math scores were between 520 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 530 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 520 to 590 )
SUNY Plattsburgh received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 21 to 25 )

Learn more about SUNY Plattsburgh admissions.

SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, SUNY Plattsburgh is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY Plattsburgh is 62%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  62 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Plattsburgh

Freshmen Retention Rate

SUNY Plattsburgh has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SUNY Plattsburgh the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 44%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Average Overall Diversity at SUNY Plattsburgh

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,871 undergraduates at SUNY Plattsburgh with 4,420 being full-time and 451 being part-time.

SUNY Plattsburgh Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

SUNY Plattsburgh scored 57.44 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  57.44 out of 100
Less Diverse
More Diverse

Get more detailed information on diversity and student demographics at SUNY Plattsburgh.

How Much Does SUNY Plattsburgh Cost?

The overall average net price of SUNY Plattsburgh is $14,393. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SUNY Plattsburgh

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,474 $11,923 $16,106 $17,835 $21,788

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY Plattsburgh, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Plattsburgh, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,929 a year. That adds up to $27,716 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Plattsburgh is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Get more details about paying for SUNY Plattsburgh.

How Much Money Do SUNY Plattsburgh Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SUNY Plattsburgh make around $42,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at SUNY Plattsburgh make the most money.

Location of SUNY Plattsburgh

Located in Plattsburgh, New York, SUNY Plattsburgh is a public institution. The surrounding location of Plattsburgh is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

Get more details about the location of SUNY Plattsburgh.


Contact details for SUNY Plattsburgh are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
Phone: 518-564-2000

SUNY Plattsburgh Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 60 majors graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh. Of these students, 1,538 received undergraduate degrees and 178 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 233 $36,900
Criminal Justice & Corrections 110 $30,700
General Psychology 106 $27,900
Nursing 85 $67,700
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 79 $26,500
Accounting 75 $36,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 60 NA
General Biology 51 $30,500
Marketing 51 $38,800
Computer Information Systems 43 $39,600

Learn more about the majors offered at SUNY Plattsburgh along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SUNY Plattsburgh

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,692 students took at least one online class at SUNY Plattsburgh. This is a decrease from the 1,966 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,692 405
2016-2017 1,966 339
2015-2016 1,786 241
2014-2015 1,696 271
2013-2014 1,521 266

Learn more about online learning at SUNY Plattsburgh.

If you’re considering SUNY Plattsburgh, here are some more schools you may be interested in knowing more about.

Curious on how these schools stack up against SUNY Plattsburgh? Pit them head to head with College Combat, our free interactive tool that lets you compare college on the features that matter most to you!

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You