The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College is a recognized leader in applied learning. With nearly 10,000 students, FSC is the State University of New York’s largest college of applied science and technology. Farmingdale is dedicated to student success and delivers exceptional student outcomes and opportunities through teaching, scholarship and applied research for Long Island, New York, and beyond. As one of the largest institutions in the State University of New York system, FSC’s commitment to student-centered learning and inclusiveness is unparalleled, preparing graduates to be exemplary citizens equipped to excel in a competitive, diverse, and technically dynamic society. Farmingdale was the first institution of public higher education on Long Island and has long been a cornerstone of the region’s economy with 96% of graduates working in New York State and 75% working on Long Island. Farmingdale prepares emerging leaders in the growing technology, engineering, business, and health care fields. Farmingdale State College is committed to inclusivity and excellence as part of our mission and culture. The College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. We seek candidates of all backgrounds who embrace these values and the broader mission of public higher education. Recently Farmingdale was ranked among the top ten baccalaureate colleges nationally by The Washington Monthly with particularly high scores for promoting both social mobility and service. The College is home to the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, which supports the development of biotech start-up companies and partners with surrounding businesses and research institutions along the growing Route 110 Business Corridor. Farmingdale’s Nexus Center for Applied Learning and career Development is a widely recognized leader in its field. Farmingdale State College is investing more than $250 million in new construction and millions more to ensure FSC has the top-of-the-line facilities and technology for our campus community. In addition, Farmingdale State College is the co-host of the NY Off-Shore Wind Training Institute. In 2020 the College earned Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in community engagement. The College is increasingly focused on expanding student engagement. In addition to the highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, Esports, and an extensive array of student clubs and organizations give FSC a strong culture of civic responsibility. For information, contact the Office for Marketing & Communications at 934-420-2400 or communications@farmingdale.edu or visit our website farmingdale.edu.

Fall 2015 First-time Full-time Cohort

6-year outcomes for undergraduate bachelor’s-seeking students as of 2021

First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 542

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53%
18%
5%
4%
20%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
49%
16%
13%
6%
16%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
33%
8%
31%
15%
13%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Farmingdale State College in the Fall of 2015. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Farmingdale State College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Farmingdale State College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Farmingdale State College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Farmingdale State College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Farmingdale State College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
 
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Farmingdale State College 0% 0% 2% 32% 48% 53%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Farmingdale State College 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Graduated from Farmingdale State College 0% 1% 3% 33% 49% 53%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 6% 14% 16%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 8% 16% 18%
Enrolled at Farmingdale State College 96% 80% 67% 31% 13% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 8% 15% 12% 4% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 11% 18% 15% 6% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 8% 11% 13% 16% 20%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2015

Number of students: 741

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69%
7%
1%
2%
21%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
66%
5%
8%
3%
18%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
26%
2%
59%
5%
8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Farmingdale State College in the Fall of 2015. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Farmingdale State College are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Farmingdale State College and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Farmingdale State College are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Farmingdale State College and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Farmingdale State College | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE IN FALL 2015 BY SUMMER 2021
 
2015-16
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2016-17
 
2017-18
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2018-19
 
2019-20
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2020-21
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Bachelor's degree from Farmingdale State College 3% 26% 54% 65% 68% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Farmingdale State College 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Farmingdale State College 3% 26% 54% 66% 68% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 5% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 2% 3% 5% 6% 7%
Enrolled at Farmingdale State College 92% 59% 22% 8% 2% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 5% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 5% 6% 3% 3% 2%
Current Status Unknown 3% 8% 15% 18% 21% 21%