Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State University of New York is a coeducational, public college under the State University of New York system (SUNY). It was founded in 1912 as New York State School of Agriculture. The college offers more than 30 degree programs in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of over 350 acres. Farmingdale enrolls more than 6,000 students per year. The college is composed of the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering Technologies
  • School of Health Sciences

Farmingdale fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They are members of the NCAA Division III. They are nicknamed the Rams.

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Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale , NY 11735-1021
General Phone: (516) 420-2000

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Farmingdale State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management262business management, accounting technology, business and related services
Liberal Arts188liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine176registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Engineering Technician123architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Security and Law Enforcement75criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Medical Support and Technology61dental hygienist, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering53information science
Media53communication and journalism
Landscaping and Horticulture23ornamental horticulture
Transportation22commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Construction Trades18construction trades
Mathematics10applied mathematics
Medicine4health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Farmingdale State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years395
Associate's degree52310
Bachelor's degree54416

Farmingdale State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Farmingdale State College had a total enrollment of 6,447 students (5,485 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 10%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 23%
22-24 20%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York99%

Farmingdale State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 86 %

Farmingdale State College Room and Board (2007)

Farmingdale State College offers campus housing for 550 of its 5,485 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Farmingdale, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Farmingdale State College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430510
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing420500

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Farmingdale State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,375
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,635
Room and board $ 10,844
Room charge $ 6,644
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,200
Books and supplies $ 1,186
Other expenses $ 2,027

Financial Aid:
Farmingdale State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 285800)

Farmingdale State College Faculty

Farmingdale State College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2539
Non-tenured and not on tenure track65

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$115,7160*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$107,8372*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$98,15722$88,685
Associate professoracademic year20$74,57519$72,244
Assistant professoracademic year34$63,48837$61,793
Lectureracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year98$80,98879$71,645

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Farmingdale State College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Skyline Conference
Baseball Skyline Conference
Track Skyline Conference

Farmingdale State College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Applied Mathematics

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Farmingdale State College Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 19%Farmingdale State College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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