Diversity, Equity & Inclusion By The Numbers
At Farmingdale State College, our story continues to evolve as we strive to build an even more diverse and inclusive environment. The data below shows where FSC is today. It showcases the areas where we have made great progress, and indicates the areas where the College can improve our efforts to make FSC a place where everyone feels welcome and valued.
Composition of FSC Students
Over half of FSC students are minorities.
|Total Minority Population||51%|
FSC is unusual in the share of students who identify as male attending the college.
FSC has a slightly higher average age for our undergraduate students than the SUNY-wide average.
69% of our students worked on paid employment while studying full-time.
|Percent of Students on Paid Employment|
Composition of FSC Faculty & Professional Staff
|Total Minority Population||23%|
Equity, Access & Inclusion
Closing the achievement gap and reaching more prospective students are among FSC's top priorities.
- # of Legal Permanent Residents: 450
- # of Countries Represented: 66
- # of Access Programs: 10
- Number Identifying as LGBTQUIA+: 9%
- Number of Students Receiving Assistance through the Office of Disability Services: 577 Students
- Number of Veterans: FSC has 136 Veterans on campus, among of the highest of any SUNY campus.
Our retention rates are impressive. Our minority retention rates are higher than the SUNY average.
First Year Retention Rate of Full Time First Time Baccalaureate Students (2020)
Access Program First Year Retention Rate
Students in Access programs have significantly higher retention and graduation rates at FSC.
|Program||First Year Retention Rate|
Our graduation rate is higher for underrepresented minorities than the SUNY average. However, the graduation rate of White and Asian students is lower than the SUNY average.
6 Year Graduation Rates of Full Time First Time Baccalaureate Students (2015 cohort)
Graduation Rate of Access Programs
The graduation rate of the majority of our access programs is significantly higher than the SUNY average.
|Program||6 Year Graduation Rate (2015 Cohort)|
Graduation Rate of Disability Services
Students who have identified as having a disability and received assistance from the Disability Services Center have slightly higher graduation rates than the national average.
Graduation Rate of Students Using Disability Services