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SUNY Sees Massive Increase in Applications

December 2, 2022

The State University of New York system is seeing huge success in getting students to apply earlier in the year.

This year, students had the opportunity to apply for free to up to five SUNY campuses, for a savings of $250. On average, each applicant applied to two SUNY campuses. At the same time, SUNY has seen increases in applications from potential students from other states. SUNY launched an out-of-state tuition-match option this application season, where applicants in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont are eligible to receive in-state tuition and fees at a SUNY institution. From that program alone, applications are up nearly 80 percent for the fall 2023 cycle, and across all states outside New York, applications are up about 70 percent.

SUNY has seen a more than 110 percent year-over-year increase—from 97,257 to 204,437—in fall 2023 applications.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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