SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY 14222

SUNY Buffalo State is one of the 45 public 4-year colleges in New York. Its campus is medium in size and located in Buffalo. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,806 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,192 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 66%).

Every year 47% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

SUNY Buffalo State's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,670, and fees were $1,306. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $16,320 and $1,306 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1948 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT880 to 1070
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $65

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$278
In State Students$278
Out of State Students$680
Graduate courses
In District Students$453
In State Students$453
Out of State Students$925

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,510 $12,510 $30,600
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $47,600
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $85,000
FNP 50 $22,650 $22,650 $46,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of SUNY Buffalo State's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 68% $4,704
Other Federal Grant 41% $207
State Grant & Scholarships 79% $3,211
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 82% $1,599
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,936
Private Loans 6% $11,955


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,283
$30,001 to $48,000$12,329
$48,001 to $75,000$17,160
$75,001 to $110,000$19,606
Over $110,000$20,536

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Relevant scholarships

Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must attend the Decker Sch of Nursing. Preference given to applicants who reside in Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, or Schoharie County in New York.

Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and residents of New York for one year or more. They must be registered nurses who are licensed in New York, and they must be accepted ...

New York State ENA September 11 Scholarship

Applicant must be a pre-hospital care provider, firefighter, or police officer who is studying for an undergraduate nursing degree.

Back to School Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years of age or older at the time of registration and who plans to enroll in a previously unattended institution in the ...

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association

Applicant must be an outstanding Horticulture student in the Nursery area.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.

SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

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