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 9,970 students (77% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.

Top Rankings

Farmingdale State College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse FieldsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty381 staff88 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Farmingdale State College has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The Farmingdale State College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,970 students1,492 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:125:1
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# Full-Time Students7,716 students823 students
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# Part-Time Students2,254 students669 students
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# Undergraduate Students7,689 students848 students
# Graduate Students27 students27 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
615353
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% Asian
8%
7%
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% Hispanic
19%
23%
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% Black
9%
19%
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% White
59%
41%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score0.600.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,100$35,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,483 is more than the state average of $5,858. 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 $10,539. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,483$5,858
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Out-State Tuition Fees$17,133$10,539
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,700$12,935
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,880$5,500
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Acceptance Rate46%75%
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SAT Total Avg.1,5101,465
SAT Reading495475
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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: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Farmingdale State College is SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-Brown (1.8 miles away).
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