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Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Syracuse, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

2,572 Master's Degrees
351 Doctor's Degrees

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Syracuse University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Syracuse is ranked #97 out of 807 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Syracuse also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Syracuse has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#165 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Syracuse.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Arts & Media Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Public Relations & Advertising Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Computer & Information Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Syracuse has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Information Science College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#14 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#148 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Syracuse University?

Location of Syracuse University

Contact details for Syracuse are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 South Crouse Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870
Website: https://www.syracuse.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/syracuseuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SyracuseU

Syracuse University Graduate Student Diversity

7,575 Graduate Students
49% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,575 graduate students at Syracuse, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Gender Diversity at  Syracuse

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Syracuse University graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Syracuse Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 341
Black or African American 610
Hispanic or Latino 526
White 3,420
International Students 2,277
Other Races/Ethnicities 401

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Syracuse University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 114 countries are represented at Syracuse. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Syracuse University

2,279 Took All Classes Online
3,070 Took At Least One Class Online
54.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at Syracuse. In 2017-2018, 3,070 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Syracuse has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Syracuse

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Syracuse University was 54.0%. This is the #307 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Syracuse regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Syracuse majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 13%
Business Administration & Management 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 15%
Computer & Information Sciences 13%
Computer Information Systems 49%
Education 2%
Electrical Engineering 22%
Engineering 0%
Library & Information Science 61%
Library Science 61%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 67%
Public Administration 13%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Syracuse ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Syracuse.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Computer & Information Sciences #1
Information Science #1
General Social Sciences #2
Computer Systems Networking #2
Information Technology #3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #3
Library & Information Science #4
Library Science #4
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #5
Liberal Arts General Studies #5
Social Sciences #6
Computer & Information Sciences #10
Teacher Education Subject Specific #13
Education #73
Business Administration & Management #83
Business, Management & Marketing #101

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Syracuse University Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 7 363 2 372
Public Administration 56 179 3 238
Computer Information Systems 0 213 3 216
Information Science 0 189 4 193
Law 0 0 179 179
Public Relations & Advertising 0 165 0 165
Other Computer & Information Sciences 148 0 0 148
Library & Information Science 0 106 0 106
International Relations & National Security 25 76 0 101
Accounting 0 94 0 94
Computer Engineering 0 89 0 89
Social Work 0 78 0 78
Journalism 0 73 0 73
Mechanical Engineering 0 58 7 65
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 63 0 63
Information Technology 44 14 0 58
Mental & Social Health Services 20 34 2 56
Electrical Engineering 0 42 8 50
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 39 5 46
Educational Administration 17 22 1 40
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 38 0 38
Special Education 0 33 2 35
Chemistry 17 3 15 35
Legal Research 0 34 0 34
Curriculum & Instruction 0 30 3 33
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 32 0 32
Applied Mathematics 0 29 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 0 28 0 28
Ethnic Studies 27 0 0 27
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 27 0 27
Civil Engineering 0 19 4 23
Engineering-Related Fields 2 20 0 22
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 21 0 21
Public Health 10 11 0 21
Dispute Resolution 21 0 0 21
Other Homeland Security 18 3 0 21
Education Philosophy 0 14 6 20
Mathematics 0 19 1 20
Arts & Media Management 0 20 0 20
Biomedical Engineering 0 16 3 19
Instructional Media Design 1 13 4 18
Physics 0 4 14 18
Museum Studies 0 17 0 17
Other Education 9 7 0 16
Writing Studies 0 13 3 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 12 3 15
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 12 3 0 15
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 14 0 14
Communication Sciences 0 3 11 14
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 14 0 14
Chemical Engineering 0 8 4 12
Religious Studies 2 4 6 12
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 6 6 12
Economics 1 6 5 12
Political Science & Government 0 6 6 12
Music 0 12 0 12
Computer Systems Networking 0 11 0 11
Area Studies 6 5 0 11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 11 0 11
Teaching English or French 4 6 0 10
Legal Professions (Other) 10 0 0 10
Statistics 0 10 0 10
Nutrition Science 0 10 0 10
Sociology 0 6 4 10
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 0 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 10 0 10
General Biology 0 1 8 9
Environmental Engineering 0 9 0 9
General Social Sciences 0 6 3 9
Geography & Cartography 1 4 4 9
Sustainability Science 8 0 0 8
General English Literature 3 3 1 7
History 0 4 3 7
General Psychology 0 7 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 6 0 6
Romance Languages 0 6 0 6
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 6 0 0 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 5 0 5
Student Counseling 2 3 0 5
Human Development & Family Studies 1 1 3 5
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 5 5
Anthropology 0 0 4 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 3 3
Philosophy 0 1 2 3
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 1 1
Systems Engineering 0 1 0 1
Historic Preservation 1 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 481 2,572 351 3,404

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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