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Institutional Effectiveness

Our office generates and disseminates official data on select topics for use by the SUNY Plattsburgh community and beyond. Internal data is used to assist university policy makers and planners in the quest for continuous quality improvement. Our office also coordinates the submission of mandated SUNY Systems Administration reports while providing data to external publications (U.S. News, etc.)

Quick Facts

These facts are designed to be a quick reference guide for frequently requested, publicly available official data.

Faculty and staff may access more detailed reports in the Institutional Effectiveness Google Drive folder using their Plattsburgh credentials. Note: Login is required.

Official Headcount - Fall 2018
Status Undergraduate Graduate Total
Full-Time 4,853 270 5,123
Part-Time 444 137 581
Part-Time & Full-Time 5,297 407 5,704
Demographics (Race and Ethnicity) - Fall 2018
Race/Ethnicity Undergraduate Graduate
Hispanic/Latino 598 24
Black/African American 502 11
White, Non-Hispanic 3,408 329
Asian 137 8
American Indian or Alaskan Native 28 *
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific 8 *
Multiple Races 91 *
Non Resident Alien 330 14
Unknown 195 13
  5,297 (Total) 407 (Total)

Note: * Denotes five or fewer in a category

Demographics (Gender) - Fall 2018
Gender Undergraduate Graduate Total
Male 3,016 299 5,123
Female 2,281 108 581
All Students 5,297 407 5,704
Academics - Fall 2018
Avg. Class Size Student/Faculty Ratio Geography Represented
22 16:1 66 countries
33 states
62 NYS counties

Right to Know

  • Percentage Receiving Pell (Fall 2017) = 39%
  • Six-Year Graduation Rate (Fall 2011 Entering Term) = 63%

Who Are We?

Erin Campbell, Research Associate

Erin joined the staff in July 2013 and previously worked in SUNY Plattsburgh's Office of Institutional Advancement for six years. She received her bachelor's degree from the College of Saint Rose in 2001 and her master's degree in Administration and Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2009.

Sara Phillips, Director

Sara Phillips joined the office in 2018. She is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton, having earned her bachelor and masters degree in anthropology there, before earning a Ph.D. in the same field at Tulane University. She enjoys bringing the anthropological perspective to issues of effectiveness, and still teaches the occasional course.

Our Mission

"The Office of Institutional Effectiveness serves as a resource to the university community providing systematic, timely, user-friendly official data and research services that can be used to enhance effective decision making, prepare mandated reports, and to measure institutional effectiveness."
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