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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 2019
Status Undergraduate Graduate Total
Full-Time 4,420 247 4,667
Part-Time 451 140 591
Part-Time & Full-Time 4,871 387 5,258
Demographics (Race and Ethnicity) - Fall 2019
Race/Ethnicity Undergraduate Graduate
Hispanic/Latino 586 25
Black/African American 502 11
White, Non-Hispanic 3,062 311
Asian 130 8
American Indian or Alaskan Native 28 *
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific 9 *
Multiple Races 81 *
Non Resident Alien 309 10
Unknown 164 18
  4,871 (Total) 387 (Total)

Note: * Denotes five or fewer in a category

Demographics (Gender) - Fall 2019
Gender Undergraduate Graduate Total
Male 2,037 103 2,140
Female 2,834 284 3,118
All Students 4,871 387 5,258
Academics - Fall 2019
Avg. Class Size Student/Faculty Ratio Geography Represented
22 16:1 57 countries
33 states
60 NYS counties

Right to Know

  • Percentage Receiving Pell (Fall 2018) = 39%
  • Six-Year Graduation Rate (Fall 2013 Entering Term) = 68%

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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