University Profile

Syracuse by the numbers


Fall 2016 statistics:

  • Total: 21,970
  • Full-time undergraduate: 14,607
  • Full-time graduate and law school: 4,546
  • Part-time graduate  and law school: 2,206
Degrees Conferred
  • Bachelor’s: 3,467
  • Master’s: 2,172
  • Professional doctoral degrees: 168
  • Research doctoral degrees: 144
  • Men: 45%
  • Women: 55%
  • Minorities: 25%
Support (2015-2016)
  • For academic year 2015–16, approximately two-thirds of Syracuse students received nearly $260 million in Syracuse University grants and scholarships. Overall, about 75 percent received some form of financial support totaling $380 million, including assistance from institutional, federal, state, or private sources.

Faculty and Staff
  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty: 920
  • Full-time non-tenure-track faculty: 245
  • Part-time non-tenure-track faculty: 592
  • Full-time faculty members who have earned Ph.D. or professional degrees: 90%
  • Full-time staff: 3,245
  • Part-time staff: 279
Notable Alumni
  • Joseph Biden L’68, former Vice President of the United States
  • Jim Brown ’57, actor and NFL running back; inductee, Football Hall of Fame and Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Dick Clark ’51, television icon and producer, American Bandstand host
  • Col. Eileen Collins ’78, first female space shuttle commander
  • Bob Costas ’74, sports announcer, NBC, HBO
  • Dennis Crowley ’98, entrepreneur, co-founder Foursquare
  • Vera Farmiga ’95, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress, film credits include Up in the AirThe Departed, and The Judge
  • Thom Filicia ’93, interior designer, author, television host
  • Ted Koppel ’60, former anchor of ABC News Nightline; managing editor, Discovery Channel; contributing columnist, The New York Times
  • Robert Mankoff ’66, author, editor; cartoonist The New Yorker
  • Donovan McNabb ’98, former professional football player, quarterbacked the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and Minnestoa Vikings
  • Jim Morin ’75, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
  • Jessie Mueller ’05, Tony Award-winning actress, Broadway credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Nice Work if You Can Get It
  • Chris Renaud ’89, Oscar-nominated director of Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2
  • His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud G’99, youngest person to fly on the space shuttle, first member of a royal family in space
  • Donna Shalala ’70, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and former president of University of Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin ’83, creator, NBC’s The Newsroom, playwright and screenwriter, The Social Network and Moneyball
  • Arielle Tepper Madover ’94, theatrical and film producer, recent productions: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Frost/Nixon
  • Vanessa L. Williams ’86, recording artist and actress
Library Holdings
  • Printed volumes: 3.5 million
  • Microforms: 16,260
  • Current periodicals/serials: 179,076
  • Electronic books: 348,958