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Farmingdale State College Data & Information Overview

424 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
73% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Farmingdale State College Ranked?

#1,540 Best Colleges in Nation
#97 Best Colleges in NY
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Farmingdale State College was awarded 424 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement & firefighting.

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Overall Quality

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is ranked #1,540 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale also holds the #97 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale?

73% Acceptance Rate
44% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Farmingdale State College is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Farmingdale State College  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Farmingdale State College  ( 510 to 600 )
SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Farmingdale State College  ( 20 to 27 )

Learn more about Farmingdale State College admissions.

Farmingdale State College Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
32% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Farmingdale State College, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Farmingdale State College is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Farmingdale State College

80% Freshmen Retention
35% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Farmingdale State College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale have a four-year graduation rate of 35%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Farmingdale State College.

Farmingdale State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,860 Full-Time Undergraduates
47.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
40.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,948 undergraduates at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale with 7,860 being full-time and 2,088 being part-time.

How Much Does Farmingdale State College Cost?

$9,002 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
$20,768 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is $9,002. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,335 $6,411 $10,914 $12,441 $16,316

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $5,192 a year. That adds up to $20,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale Graduates Make?

$61,646 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale make about $61,646 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale students since it is 45% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Farmingdale State College make the most money.

Location of Farmingdale State College

New York State
7,860 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Farmingdale, New York, Farmingdale State College is a public institution. Farmingdale is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021
Phone: 934-420-2000

Farmingdale State College Majors

34 Majors With Completions
2,110 Undergraduate Degrees
25 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Farmingdale State College. Of these students, 2,110 received undergraduate degrees and 25 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 437 $38,873
Science, Technology & Society 293 $34,561
Computer Programming 158 $47,383
General Biology 92 $31,290
Nursing 77 $93,684
Mechanical Engineering Technology 76 $58,164
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 66 $29,582
Communication & Media Studies 62 NA
Air Transportation 62 $34,230
Construction Engineering Technology 61 $60,912

Learn more about the majors offered at Farmingdale State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale

65% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 6,043 students took at least one online class at Farmingdale State College. This is a decrease from the 9,928 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,043 1,061
2019-2020 9,928 6,365
2018-2019 2,464 310
2017-2018 2,252 263
2016-2017 1,965 216

Learn more about online learning at Farmingdale State College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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