Graduates earn 1,029 degrees, certificates from SUNY at Purchase College


About 48 percent of the 1,029 degrees and certificates handed out by SUNY at Purchase College in 2017-18 were to students in visual and performing arts programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Purchase conferred 450 bachelor's degrees and 40 master's degrees in visual and performing arts programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general studies, liberal arts and sciences, and other humanities. Data shows the school gave out 109 bachelor's degrees in general studies, liberal arts and sciences, and other humanities, followed by 100 bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies and 59 bachelor's degrees in fine and studio arts management.

The college enrolled 4,167 students for 2017-18, including 4,063 in undergraduate programs and 104 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Fine and Studio Arts Management
59
-
-
59
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
54
-
-
54
Dance, General
46
-
-
46
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
46
-
-
46
Graphic Design
33
-
-
33
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
32
-
-
32
Music, General
-
29
-
29
Playwriting and Screenwriting
28
-
-
28
Painting
26
-
-
26
Photography
21
-
-
21
Music Performance, General
15
-
4
19
Music Theory and Composition
18
-
-
18
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
11
6
-
17
Visual and Performing Arts, General
11
5
-
16
Jazz/Jazz Studies
15
-
-
15
Musical Theatre
13
-
-
13
Sculpture
11
-
-
11
Voice and Opera
7
-
-
7
Printmaking
4
-
-
4
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
-
-
-
-
Music, Other
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
450
40
4
494
48
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
109
-
-
109
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
100
-
-
100
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
209
-
-
209
20.3
Economics, General
28
-
-
28
Sociology
26
-
-
26
Social Sciences, Other
17
-
-
17
Anthropology
8
-
-
8
Political Science and Government, General
6
-
-
6
Social Sciences total
85
-
-
85
8.3
Psychology, General
55
-
-
55
Psychology total
55
-
-
55
5.3
Journalism
27
-
-
27
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
18
-
-
18
Mass Communication/Media Studies
3
-
-
3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
48
-
-
48
4.7
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
28
-
-
28
Biochemistry
4
-
-
4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
32
-
-
32
3.1
Creative Writing
15
-
-
15
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
14
-
-
14
English Language and Literature/Letters total
29
-
-
29
2.8
History, General
20
-
-
20
History total
20
-
-
20
1.9
Mathematics, General
14
-
-
14
Mathematics and Statistics total
14
-
-
14
1.4
Child Care and Support Services Management
-
-
9
9
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
-
9
9
0.9
Philosophy
9
-
-
9
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
9
-
-
9
0.9
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
7
-
7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
-
7
-
7
0.7
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
7
-
-
7
Natural Resources and Conservation total
7
-
-
7
0.7
Chemistry, General
6
-
-
6
Physics, General
-
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
6
-
-
6
0.6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
3
-
-
3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
3
-
-
3
0.3
Women's Studies
1
-
-
1
Latin American Studies
1
-
-
1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
2
-
-
2
0.2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
-
-
-
Education, General
-
-
-
-
Education total
-
-
-
-
-

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