Farmingdale State College

2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021
Tel: (631)420-2000
  • 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 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Farmingdale State College is one of 4 community colleges within Nassau County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown (1.80 miles away).

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 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty381 staff85 staff
Farmingdale State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,394 has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,394 students1,688 students
Farmingdale State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:127:1
Farmingdale State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,287 students1,163 students
Farmingdale State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,107 students525 students
Farmingdale State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Farmingdale State College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Farmingdale State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Farmingdale State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Farmingdale State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Farmingdale State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Farmingdale State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Farmingdale State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Farmingdale State College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Farmingdale State College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.540.70
Farmingdale State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,100$35,300
Farmingdale State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,483 is more than the state average of $5,480. 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 $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,483$5,480
Farmingdale State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$17,133$9,953
Farmingdale State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%92%
Farmingdale State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,959$13,747
Farmingdale State College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,000$5,868
Farmingdale State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate47%70%
Farmingdale State College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,5101,466
SAT Reading495476
Farmingdale State College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math525505
Farmingdale State College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing490485
Farmingdale State College SAT Writing (2008-2016)
ACT Total Avg.2022
ACT Composite2022
Farmingdale State College ACT Composite (2013-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,480 per year for in-state students and $9,953 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,254 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.