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Issue 04 / 2021


Facts & Figures

RETENTION National average freshman retention rate per IPEDS/U.S. Department of Education is 60.6% * as of 2020 Freshman Retention Rate* 83% Six-Year Graduation Rate* 56% CURRENT COSTS $4,197 per semester NYS RESIDENTS $9,152 per semester OUT OF STATE OUTCOMES within six months of graduation Working full-time or part-time 82% Applied or accepted into graduate school or additional educational program 39% Working in their degree of study 81% FACULTY & INSTRUCTION 20:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio 23 Average Class Size ACADEMIC PROGRAMS STUDENT PROFILE Students who joined Farmingdale State College community in Fall 2020 Average for enrolled bachelor degree seeking freshman 1,105 SAT 89.5 GPA 22 ACT 11,080 Applications 8,229 Freshman 2,851 Transfer 2,807 Incoming Students 1,626 Freshman 1,181 Transfer STUDENT BODY 10,018 Our student body includes: 47% of students from minority populations 62% of students About 203 active duty or veteran military Students UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE 58% Men 42% Women Our students come from all over Long Island 4,068 Nassau 4,848 Suffolk 536 Queens INTERNATIONAL STUDY 1,000+ Programs offered through SUNY 46 Degree Programs 7 CERTIFICATES 40 Bachelor’s Degrees 31 Minors 5 Associate Degrees 1 Masters Degree WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT FARMINGDALE No. 2 in SUNY for lowest student-loan debt at the time of graduation.* Our nursing students had a 100% Pass Rate in the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.* Forbes ranked Farmingdale State College a “Best Value College” * FSC students graduate with the Lowest Debt in the SUNY System * Placed among the Top 25% of public colleges & universities in the US* INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 63 Skyline Championships Winner of Four Presidents’ Cups 15 Division III All-Americans Division III Intercollegiate Women’s Sports 9 Division III Intercollegiate Men’s Sports 9 STUDENT LIFE 70+ Student Clubs and Organizations Academic, Performing Arts, Cultural, Social Justice, and Greek FRATERNITIES 39 Intramural Teams 5 SORORITIES 4 ALUMNI 100,000+ Graduates Worldwide *1st quarter – 2020 *Business First – 2017 *LendEDU 2019 *Forbes Magazine 2019 *LendEDU – 2018 NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS Applied Gerontology Business Analytics Cannabis Production & Management Civil Engineering Technology Computer Science Computer Security Technology Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, and Corrections Geographic Information Systems Health Promotion and Wellness Interaction Design Nutrition Science Wind Turbine Technology Farmingdale State College ranked
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President John Nader, PhD

Vice President for
and Enrollment

Patrick Calabria

Senior Director
of Marketing

Jonathan Goldstein

Creative Director

Ru Jurow

Ru Jurow


José Donneys


Andy Duback
David Guarino
Jacqueline Schlossman

Contributing Writer
Peter Crescenti

Web Developer
Nicholas Raia

FSCNow is published annually by Farmingdale State College’s Office for Marketing & Communications.