SUNY Buffalo State Graduate Schools

SUNY Buffalo State (referred to as Buffalo State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Buffalo, NY. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State is $12,252 for New York residents and $24,042 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,036 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,118 including undergraduate students.

SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School Overview

SUNY Buffalo State (referred to as Buffalo State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Buffalo, NY. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1/1/1948 - Current).
Buffalo State Directory Information
School NameSUNY Buffalo State (Buffalo State)
Address1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone716-878-4000
Webhttps://suny.buffalostate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.suny.edu/Student/index.cfm
Financial Infohttps://financialaid.buffalostate.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State is $12,252 for New York residents and $24,042 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,036 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,118 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 71 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Buffalo State Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,042
$12,252 for New York Residents
Student Population1,036
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs71 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at SUNY Buffalo State is $12,252 for New York residents and $24,042 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $471 for New York residents and $963 for out-of-state students. SUNY Buffalo State offers the alternative tuition plans.
Buffalo State 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
New York Residents$12,252
Out-of-State$24,042
Tuition per Credit Hour
New York Residents$471
Out-of-State$963
SUNY Buffalo State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at Buffalo State
Distance Learning (Online Classes)3 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of SUNY Buffalo State is $12,252 for New York residents and $24,042 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 0.57% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
New York ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$10,870$759$22,210$759
2018-2019$11,090$787$22,650$787
2019-2020$11,310$833$23,100$833
2020-2021$11,310$805$23,100$805
2021-2022$11,310$942$23,100$942
The graduate school tuition & fees of Buffalo State is average compared to public graduate schools in New York. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the New York graduate tuition is $23,125 (public) / $24,812 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
SUNY Buffalo State$12,252$24,042
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
New York Graduate Schools$12,265$24,888
Public$12,265$23,125
Private$24,812
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $17,626 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at SUNY Buffalo State. On-campus living costs are increased by 4.13% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $17,626. Off-campus living costs are increased by 4.01% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$13,486$2,708$13,486$2,708
2018-2019$13,890$2,708$13,890$3,180
2019-2020$14,220$3,788$14,220$4,278
2020-2021$13,706$2,750$13,706$3,240
2021-2022$14,386$2,750$14,386$3,240
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $471 for New York residents and $963 for other students at SUNY Buffalo State. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
New York ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$453$925
2018-2019$462$944
2019-2020$471$963
2020-2021$471$963
2021-2022$471$963

Graduate Programs at Buffalo State

SUNY Buffalo State offers 76 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 720 students have completed their study at SUNY Buffalo State.
Offered Degrees at SUNY Buffalo State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree562676
Post Bachelor's Degree600
Post Master's Degree14144
Total763720
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at SUNY Buffalo State by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 12 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other) program with 294 completers.
SUNY Buffalo State offers 76 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 720 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 676 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 44 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication1-
Education [+] (4 completers) 217 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction17$38,000
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration31-
Educational/Instructional Technology6-
Special Education and Teaching0$44,000
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs10-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs23-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs18-
Special Education and Teaching (other)0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching25-
Elementary Education and Teaching10-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Agricultural Teacher Education0$43,300
Art Teacher Education4-
Business Teacher Education2-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education9-
Foreign Language Teacher Education2-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education13-
Mathematics Teacher Education5-
Music Teacher Education11-
Reading Teacher Education23-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education4-
Social Studies Teacher Education3-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0-
Computer Teacher Education0-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Physics Teacher Education1-
Earth Science Teacher Education0-
Education (other)0-
Engineering [+] 7 completers-
Engineering0-
Industrial Engineering7-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Industrial Technology/Technician0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)0-
English Language And Literature [+] 13 completers-
English Language and Literature13-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences8-
Ecology9-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Mathematics1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 331 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Systems Science and Theory32-
Museology/Museum Studies5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)294-
Physical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry0-
Physics0-
Physical Sciences (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 13 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies11-
Forensic Science and Technology2-
Social Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Applied Economics8-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 30 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist30-
Business [+] 25 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management25-
Management Science0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)0-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total676
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration0-
Art Teacher Education0-
Social Studies Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics0-
Applied Mathematics0-
Total0
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0-
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship0-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
Education (other)0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 11 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Museology/Museum Studies0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)11-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
0-
Public Administration4-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation10-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration4-
Total44

Graduate Student Population at Buffalo State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,030 students enrolled into SUNY Buffalo State graduate schools where it has total 9,118 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 451 full-time and 579 part-time graduate students. By gender, 283 male and 747 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,030283747
Full-time451111340
Part-tme579172407
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 759 White (73.69%), 127 Black/African American (12.33%), 67 Hispanic (6.50%), 21 Asian (2.04%), and 56 students with other races. 20 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,030283747
American Indian/Native American202
Asian21714
Black/African American1274483
Hispanic671354
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White759200559
Two More26620
Un-Known541
Non-resident Alien20812
SUNY Buffalo State offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 537 graduate students (52.14% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 328 graduate students (31.84% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,030
Enrolled Online Exclusively537
Enrolled Some Online Courses328
Not in Online Courses165

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