Farmingdale State College – State University of New York

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School Overview

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is a four-year public higher education institution in the city of Farmingdale on New York’s Long Island. FSC was founded in 1912 as the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island, a school that offered career training and advanced education in applied agriculture. Between 1912 and 2006 the institution changed its name 9 times, just about once every ten years. Prior to becoming Farmingdale State College, it was known as the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

FSC offers both two-year associate and four-year bachelor degrees in various disciplines. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in biology, business, engineering, aviation science, psychology, information systems, and health sciences. Associate degrees are offered various disciplines, including agriculture, business, computer information systems, engineering, health services, nursing and law enforcement, among many others. In addition to accredited degrees, students can pursue professional certificates in various technical fields and specialties.

General Information

Admission Office

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

(631) 420-2200

(800) 432-7646

Fax: (631) 420-2633

Contact: Jim Hall

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

(631) 420-2000

Total undergrads: 6,850

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,056

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,951


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 40%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services B
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
International Marketing C
Marketing Management C
Office Management C
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,B,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Software technology B
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,B
Automotive Engineering Technology A,B
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Computer Engineering B
Computer Hardware C
Computer Systems B,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B,C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,B

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance A
Dental Hygiene B
Health Services – General C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Practical C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Applied Mathematics B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Automotive Technology A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Science, Technology & Society B


Industrial/Organizational Psychology B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A
Security Services Management B
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Applied Economics B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Farmingdale State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (631) 420-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,996
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,532 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,538
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,448
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 74%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,536

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Farmingdale State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Farmingdale State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 331
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3310
Health Professions and Related Programs 144
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 2
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 1011381

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Farmingdale State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,538
Out-of-state $18,448
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,557
Out-of-state $18,099

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 974 74%
Grant or scholarship aid 785 60% $8,536
Student loan aid 385 29% $5,337

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,999 50% $7,256
Federal student loans 2,899 29% $6,021

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,952 3,665 3,287
Percent admitted 100% 58% 51%
Percent admitted who enrolled 21% 24% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Farmingdale State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,996
Undergraduate enrollment 9,939
Graduate enrollment 57

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Farmingdale State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Associate Degree Programs
    • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs
    • Licensed Practical Nursing Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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