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Colleges’ cost to educate students varies

RPI big spender at $71K per year

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Sending a child to college is a hefty investment for parents, who often find themselves examining costs and aid packages as much as educational options. The true cost of a private college education can vary widely, and local colleges expend between $25,000 and $71,000 per student per year. And contrary to what many think, the cost to run a public university can be just as high as running a private one. The total amount colleges ...

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January 20, 2013
8:30 a.m.

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School teachers can start at $38,000-$45,000 and 25-30 years later make $80,000-$90,000. I believe the average salary of a NYS teacher is somewhere around $57,000.

The average salary of SUNY Albany workers seems pretty good.


SUNY Albany even pays its workers more on average than the local private colleges. (I believe "workers" means - not just professors but administration.)

According to data the university provided to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, the salary average was $98,525 for that year, higher than any local private school except for RPI, which paid an average of $101,095 in 2010-11.


It costs about $18,000 a student on average in public schools in NYS. This is one of the highest costs in the nation I have read.

Costs a little bit more to educate college kids.


The Cost of College
College Total expenses Enrollment* Cost per student Student cost

RPI - $71,000 per student

Union - $67,000 per student

Skidmore - $58,000 per student

UAlbany - $49,000 per student

Siena - $39,000 per student

Sage - $27,000 per student

Saint Rose - $25,000 per student

* Full-time equivalent

January 20, 2013
6:28 p.m.

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surly you gest?