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 1,030 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,339 including undergraduate students.

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 1,030 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,339 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 209 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 3 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,042
$12,252 for New York Residents
Student Population1,030
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs209 graduate programs
(3 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 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 the 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.
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
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 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the 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: July 22, 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 $19,204 and the New York graduate tuition is $23,180 (public) / $24,827 (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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
New York Graduate Schools$21,026$24,911
Public$12,295$23,180
Private$24,827
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 Expenses
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 87 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, 649 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 Degree622561
Post Bachelor's Degree908
Post Master's Degree16180
Total873649
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 21 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other) program with 183 completers.
SUNY Buffalo State offers 87 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 649 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 561 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 8 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 80 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 [+] 5 completers-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication5-
Education [+] (2 completers) 248 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction50$38,000
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration21-
Urban Education and Leadership1-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Special Education and Teaching0$44,000
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs11-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs14-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs14-
Special Education and Teaching (other)0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching15-
Elementary Education and Teaching41-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Agricultural Teacher Education0$43,300
Art Teacher Education0-
Business Teacher Education2-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education5-
Foreign Language Teacher Education0-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education18-
Mathematics Teacher Education2-
Music Teacher Education13-
Reading Teacher Education21-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education12-
Social Studies Teacher Education5-
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education0-
Computer Teacher Education0-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Chemistry Teacher Education0-
Physics Teacher Education3-
Earth Science Teacher Education0-
Education (other)0-
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Industrial Engineering5-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Industrial Technology/Technician0-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)0-
English Language and Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Ecology4-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics0-
Applied Mathematics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 205 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0-
Systems Science and Theory0-
Museology/Museum Studies9-
Data Analytics, General13-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)183-
Physical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chemistry0-
Physics0-
Physical Sciences (other)0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 11 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies5-
6-
Social Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Applied Economics8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist33-
Business [+] 14 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management14-
Management Science0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)0-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total561
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 6 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration6-
Art Teacher Education0-
Social Studies Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Applied Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Data Analytics, General2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management0-
Total8
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 43 completers-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education13-
Educational Leadership and Administration16-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship1-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities0-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching3-
Technical Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor10-
Education (other)0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 19 completers-
Museology/Museum Studies1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)18-
Human Services [+] 3 completers-
Public Administration3-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 9 completers-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9-
Business [+] 6 completers-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration0-
Human Resources Development6-
Total80

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 8,339 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
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at SUNY Buffalo State. 376 students are aged 20 to 24 (36.50% of total students), 54 students are aged above 50 (5.24%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at SUNY Buffalo State.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,030283747
Age 20-2127522
Age 22-2434964285
Age 25-2929193198
Age 30-341415190
Age 35-39762452
Age 40-49922963
Age 50-64521735
Over 64202

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