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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 2021
Status Undergraduate Graduate Total
Full-Time 3,860 250 4,110
Part-Time 463 165 628
Part-Time & Full-Time 4,323 415 4,738
Demographics (Race & Ethnicity) — Fall 2021
Race/Ethnicity Undergraduate Graduate
Hispanic/Latino 580 15
Black/African American 461 15
White, Non-Hispanic 2,764 344
Asian 103 9
American Indian or Alaskan Native 21 *
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific * *
Multiple Races 86 3
Non-Resident Alien 194 6
Unknown 109 21
  4,323 (Total) 415 (Total)

Note: * Denotes five or fewer in a category

Demographics (Gender) — Fall 2021
Gender Undergraduate Graduate Total
Male 1,739 129 1,868
Female 2,584 286 2,870
All Students 4,323 415 4,738
Academics — Fall 2021
Avg. Class Size Student/Faculty Ratio Geography Represented
23 16:1 45 Countries
27 U.S. states and territories
61 NYS counties

Right to Know


  • Percentage Receiving Pell (Fall 2021) = 36%
  • Six-Year Graduation Rate (Fall 2015 cohort) = 65%

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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