CUNY Brooklyn College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
2022 Average Net Price
$5,972
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.16%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
54.5%
28,890 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
14,195
64% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.9%
725 Graduates

About

CUNY Brooklyn College is a higher education institution located in Kings County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at CUNY Brooklyn College were General Business Administration & Management (535 degrees awarded), General Psychology (508 degrees), and Accounting (286 degrees).

In 2022, 4,129 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at CUNY Brooklyn College. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,318 degrees), 1.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (875 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College is $6,930, which is $−17,066 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College is $6,930, which is $−17,066 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,972.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending CUNY Brooklyn College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College was $6,930. The cost of tuition at CUNY Brooklyn College is $−17,066 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$5,972
2022 Value
40.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 CUNY Brooklyn College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,972. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of CUNY Brooklyn College grew by 40.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,188
Room and Board
$1,364
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at CUNY Brooklyn College was of $17,188 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.37% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,364. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at CUNY Brooklyn College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.1% with respect to 2021, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.16%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at CUNY Brooklyn College was 1.16%, which represents 21 out of the 1809 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

CUNY Brooklyn College received 28,890 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.21% annual growth. Out of those 28,890 applicants, 15,758 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.5% acceptance rate.

There were 14,195 students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College in 2022.

CUNY Brooklyn College has an overall enrollment yield of 10.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
15,758
Accepted Out of 28,890

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of CUNY Brooklyn College was 54.5% (15,758 admissions from 28,890 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 51.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.21%, while admissions grew by 7.49%..

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Enrollment

CUNY Brooklyn College had a total enrollment of 14,195 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Brooklyn College is 9,085 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,110. This means that 64% of students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at CUNY Brooklyn College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27.2% White, 22.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21.9% Black or African American, 21.9% Asian, 2.99% Two or More Races, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0845% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (14.2%), followed by White Female (13.6%) and Asian Female (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (16%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at CUNY Brooklyn College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,195 students. The full-time enrollment at CUNY Brooklyn College is 9,085 and the part-time enrollment is 5,110. This means that 64% of students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at CUNY Brooklyn College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), CUNY Brooklyn College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,867 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,170 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    3,110 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at CUNY Brooklyn College is 27.2% White, 22.3% Hispanic or Latino, 21.9% Black or African American, 21.9% Asian, 2.99% Two or More Races, 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0845% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,009 more women than men received degrees from CUNY Brooklyn College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at CUNY Brooklyn College is white (1,318 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (875 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at CUNY Brooklyn College is General Business Administration & Management (535 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (508 degrees) and Accounting (286 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at CUNY Brooklyn College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (582 degrees awarded), Education (788 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (330 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,829,841 people), Secondary school teachers (599,898 people), Education administrators (363,234 people), Other managers (328,014 people), and Postsecondary teachers (296,018 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College in 2022 are Psychology (582 degrees awarded), Education (788 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (330 degrees), English (104 degrees), and History (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Psychology (582 degrees awarded), Education (788 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (330 degrees), English (104 degrees), and History (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,429,546 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (656,325 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (358,293 people), Computer Systems Design (247,220 people), and Legal services (225,749 people).

The most specialized majors at CUNY Brooklyn College are Psychology (582 degrees awarded), Education (788 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (330 degrees), English (104 degrees), and History (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by CUNY Brooklyn College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 535 degrees awarded
  2. 508 degrees awarded
  3. 286 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at CUNY Brooklyn College was General Business Administration & Management with 535 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,560
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,569
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,560 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Brooklyn College, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,569).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 273 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Brooklyn College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.787 times less than the 347 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 396 degrees were awarded to men at CUNY Brooklyn College in General Psychology, which is 3.54 times more than the 112 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from CUNY Brooklyn College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at CUNY Brooklyn College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,318 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    875 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    850 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at CUNY Brooklyn College is white (1,318 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (875 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    800 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    589 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    542 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at CUNY Brooklyn College is white female (800 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (589 degrees).

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Operations

CUNY Brooklyn College has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 91.9k (0.084%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, CUNY Brooklyn College had a total salary expenditure of 363M. CUNY Brooklyn College employs 206 Professors, 130 Associate professors and 62 Assistant professors. Most academics at CUNY Brooklyn College are Male Professor (121), Female Professor (85), and Male Associate professor (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 154 employees, Management, with 132 employees, and Service with 114 employees.

Endowment

$109M
2022 Endowment
11.3%
decline from 2021

CUNY Brooklyn College has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of CUNY Brooklyn College declined 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $62.8M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.27M - Federal
  2. $1.4M - State
  3. $3.05M - Local

As of 2022, CUNY Brooklyn College received $6.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.4M from state grants and contracts, and $3.05M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$153M
2022 Salaries
4.59%
growth from 2021

In 2022, CUNY Brooklyn College paid a median of $153M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($363M) and a 4.59% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.2M
Instructional Salaries
455
Number of Employees

In 2022, CUNY Brooklyn College paid a total of $52.2M to 455 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
206 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
154 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College were Professor with 206 employees, Associate professor with 130 employees, and Assistant professor with 62 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College were Office and Administrative Support with 154 employees, Management with 132 employees, and Service with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at CUNY Brooklyn College was Male Professor with 121 employees, Female Professor with 85 employees, and Male Associate professor with 68 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at CUNY Brooklyn College.

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