Just because you’re enrolling at a polytechnic institute doesn’t mean you have to earn a STEM degree. As a student of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, you just may have decided to earn a degree in a health-related field, or you know that a business degree from this university will be just as valuable as one from any other. Students at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute earn bachelor’s, post baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and doctoral degrees focusing on research or scholarship.
Overview of SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Students at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute earn bachelor’s, post baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and doctoral degrees focusing on research or scholarship.
As you get to know your new home for the next few years, you can make your way out into the small suburb of Utica. There are plenty of interesting things to see and do. SUNY Polytechnic actually has three locations. Two are near Utica and the third is near Schenectady. You’ll also be pretty close to Albany, the capital of New York state.
As a student here, you’ll quickly see that the college’s population isn’t very big, only just over 3,000 students are enrolled each year. You can expect a reasonable student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1, which can make discussing classes with your professors much easier, though you might still have to set up office time with them rather than catching them after class.
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||13:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||June 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
For a recent academic year, your total expenses of attendance at SUNY Polytechnic Institute were $24,921 if you lived on-campus and $26,428 if you live off-campus. And, if you were an out-of-state student, your costs were $34,831 on-campus and $36,338 off-campus.
Universities charge all families the same amount, but they are eligible for varying amounts of financial aid based on their income. The average net price, which is the cost of attendance dafter financial aid is applied, means a family earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pays around $11,600. A family earning more than $110,001 pays around $18,990.
If you apply for financial aid, this can take quite a bit of the financial weight off of you and your parents. In a recent academic year, the average remaining money to be paid (average net price) was $14,420.
About 388 freshmen students applying for financial aid received an average award of $7,472 in grants and scholarships. A few less students (382) received institutional grants and scholarships, with their average award being $2,431.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$7,472|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||96%|
|Room & Board||$13,018|
- Tuition In-State - $8,503
- Tuition Out-of-State - $18,413
- Books and Supplies - $1,400
- Room & Board - $13,018
- Other - $2,000
You’re going to make an important decision during your first year of school. Will you stay or will you transfer to a different school? If you stay, the college will include you in a vital percentage known as the retention rate. For SUNY Polytechnic, this is 74%, which is excellent. This statistic lets you know that the majority of students found the classes, the teachers, and even the general school culture worth coming back for in their second year of school.
The 4-year graduation rate is 35% and the 6-year graduation rate is 52%. This is the percentage of first-time students attending full-time who graduate within these time frames. Some students make take longer because they are attending part-time and working, while others may switch majors in the middle of their academic career and need a couple more years to take their remaining major courses.
The five most popular degree programs at SUNY Polytechnic are computer and information sciences and related support services; engineering, engineering technology, and engineering-related fields; business, management, marketing, and related support services; and health professions and related programs.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services||112 Total Graduates / 21%|
|Computer and Information Sciences, General||67 Graduates|
|Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance||34 Graduates|
|Information Science/Studies||11 Graduates|
|All Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Majors||96 Total Graduates / 18%|
|Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician||43 Graduates|
|Civil Engineering Technology/Technician||30 Graduates|
|Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician||18 Graduates|
|Computer Engineering Technology/Technician||5 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||86 Total Graduates / 16%|
|Engineering, Other||26 Graduates|
|Civil Engineering, General||24 Graduates|
|Mechanical Engineering||16 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||13 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||75 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||47 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||60 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||44 Graduates|
|Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator||16 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||18%|
Outcome & Salary
Once you graduate from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and begin working (depending on your major), you should be able to earn a pretty decent annual salary. Graduate’s early-career salaries average around $52,800 and their mid-career salaries are around $93,700.
The 4-year cost of your education does a lot to determine your eventual return on investment (ROI). This cost is $93,900 on average. After working for 20 years a graduate’s ROI averages around $374,000 after the 4-year cost of education is subtracted.
This differs substantially from what high school graduates who don’t go to college tend to earn. Their national average salary is $37,960. Their 10-year projected income is $379,600 and their 20-year projected income is $759,200.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$53,800|
|College Grads Average Salary||$69,346|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$96,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$693,460|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,657,460|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$57,680|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$635,780|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,599,780|
|No Colleage Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$37,960|
|10 Year Projected Income||$379,600|
|20 Year Projected Income||$759,200|
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