SUNY College At Plattsburgh

SUNY College At Plattsburgh

SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a four-year, public liberal arts college located in Plattsburgh, New York. It was established in 1889 and opened in 1890. The college is a part of the State University of New York system, and is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The college enrolls more than 6,000 students every semester. SUNY College at Plattsburgh offers more than 50 bachelors degrees and a wide variety of minors.

Plattsburgh State competes in more than 15 different intercollegiate sports at the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The sports teams also participate within the State University of New York Athletic Conference(SUNYAC). They are nicknamed the Cardinals.

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SUNY College at Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh , NY 12901-2681
General Phone: (518) 564-2000

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SUNY Plattsburgh Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching383curriculum and instruction, educational supervision, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, ...
Liberal Arts173Latin American studies, area studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, ...
Business and Management141business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, small business operations, finance, international business, marketing
Therapy and Counseling124psychology, educational psychology, mental health counseling
Media108mass communication, journalism, radio and television, public relations and advertising
Security and Law Enforcement73criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work70food and nutrition, family studies, social work
Science67biology, biochemistry, ecology, chemistry, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Hospitality55hotel management
Art Studies46art studies
Medical Support and Technology45speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management45conservation
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2parks and recreation studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Plattsburgh in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,10359
Master's degree27716
Post-master's certificate394

SUNY Plattsburgh Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Plattsburgh had a total enrollment of 6,259 students (6,072 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 32%
22-24 22%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

New York87%
(International Students)6%
New Jersey1%

SUNY Plattsburgh Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

SUNY Plattsburgh Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Plattsburgh offers campus housing for 2,991 of its 6,072 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math485580
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

SUNY Plattsburgh Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,429
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,689
Room and board $ 8,250
Room charge $ 5,350
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,400
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,987

Financial Aid:
SUNY Plattsburgh participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284900)

SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty

SUNY Plattsburgh has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3636
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2127

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$93,6110*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$84,1570*

*: 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 year62$83,12817$76,847
Associate professoracademic year55$67,21542$62,595
Assistant professoracademic year26$55,93332$52,529
Instructoracademic year2*3$53,455
Lectureracademic year19$49,27523$45,075
All faculty totalacademic year164$69,097117$58,234

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

SUNY Plattsburgh Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Track State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Plattsburgh Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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What Sets SUNY Plattsburgh Apart:

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