• 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 9,996 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,996 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,483
  • Out-state tuition: $17,133
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Farmingdale State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,046 teachers has grown by 175% over five years.
Farmingdale State College
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,046 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Farmingdale State College has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Farmingdale State College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,996 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,806 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,190 students
579 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
727 students
366 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
7,785 students
858 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
21 students
21 students
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NY All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,154 students
679 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
36 students
36 students
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NY All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
617 students
355 students
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% Asian
10%
8%
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% Hispanic
23%
24%
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% Black
10%
19%
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% White
51%
39%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score
0.67
0.74
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
4.29%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
7.37%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$52,100
$35,200
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Farmingdale State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NY by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,483 is more than the state average of $6,737. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $17,133 is more than the state average of $10,873. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,483
$6,737
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$17,133
$10,873
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
74%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,889
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
55%
75%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,510
1,465
SAT Reading
495
475
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SAT Math
525
505
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SAT Writing
490
485
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ACT Total Avg.
20
22
ACT Composite
20
22
This chart display the ACT Composite score of Farmingdale State College and the community college average ACT Composite score of NY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Farmingdale State College cost?

Farmingdale State College's tuition is approximately $7,483 for In-State students and $17,133 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Farmingdale State College?

The acceptance rate of Farmingdale State College is 55%, which is lower than the state average of 75%.

What is Farmingdale State College's ranking?

Farmingdale State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 9,996 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,483
  • Out-state tuition: $17,133
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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