Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,235
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 600 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Farmingdale State College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,169 applications and 3,579 students were granted admission. Farmingdale State College is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 25% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 93% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT880 to 1060
ACT19 to 23

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Farmingdale State College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,320 and in-state students paid $6,470.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of Farmingdale State College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 33% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,460 (which is 0.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Farmingdale State College in 2016-2017, was 340, which is 34% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,054 (which is 4.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Farmingdale State College has enrolled a total of 9,235 students (6,942 students full-time and 2,293 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,235 students, 1,192 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 56% men and 44% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 134 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Hispanic: 18%

Black/African American: 10%

Asian: 8%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Farmingdale State College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 17% 637
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 14% 537
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 10% 386
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 10% 376
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 9% 329
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 184
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 162
Transportation And Materials Moving 3% 130
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 118
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 60

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Farmingdale State College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Farmingdale State College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,600. Last year, out of the total 1,651 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,519 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,577 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,404 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $38,600 $48,600
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 1,651 1,577

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Farmingdale State College.

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19.5 mile away
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