Farmingdale State College

  • Farmingdale State College plays a critical role not just in teaching its students, but in shaping them. At Farmingdale, you will enjoy small, personalized classes that prepare you for a successful career through the use of real-world technologies and critical thinking. Whether it's working alongside award-winning faculty in a research laboratory or experiencing a hands-on internship, Farmingdale is a place where knowledge is a path to achievement and discovery. The College prepares students to be real-life problem solvers in traditional as well as emerging fields so that, upon graduation, their contributions to the economic vitality of the region, state, and nation are demonstrated. The educational experience at the College is centered on building a foundation of knowledge along with an appreciation of culture, ethics, aesthetics, and diversity that empowers the graduate for continuous intellectual and personal development throughout life. The dedicated faculty and staff create a supportive environment in which teaching and learning take place through research and service.
School Highlights
  • Farmingdale State College serves 8,394 students (75% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
  • Farmingdale State College is one of 3 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
  • The nearest community college to Farmingdale State College is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown (1.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Farmingdale State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in New York for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 381 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Farmingdale State College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty381 staff81 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Farmingdale State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Farmingdale State College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,394 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:128:1
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# Full-Time Students6,287 students1,163 students
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# Part-Time Students2,107 students538 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
600451
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% Asian
6%
6%
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% Hispanic
12%
19%
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% Black
9%
17%
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% White
66%
49%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
Diversity Score0.540.69
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,100$35,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,483 is more than the state average of $5,512. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $17,133 is more than the state average of $10,202. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,483$5,512
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Out-State Tuition Fees$17,133$10,202
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,958$13,006
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,000$5,549
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Acceptance Rate47%70%
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SAT Total Avg.1,5101,466
SAT Reading495476
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SAT Math525505
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SAT Writing490485
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ACT Total Avg.2022
ACT Composite2022
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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