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Education at SUNY Potsdam

What traits are you looking for in a education school? To help you decide if SUNY Potsdam is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's education program.

SUNY Potsdam is located in Potsdam, New York and has a total student population of 3,084. Of the 693 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam in 2021, 144 of them were education majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Education section at the bottom of this page.

SUNY Potsdam Education Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education

Online Classes Are Available at SUNY Potsdam

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

For those who are interested in distance learning, SUNY Potsdam does offer online courses in education for the following degree levels:

SUNY Potsdam Education Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the education progam at SUNY Potsdam compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The education major at SUNY Potsdam is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Education. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Education Master’s Degree Schools 174
Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools 347
Best Education Graduate Certificate Schools 379
Most Popular Online Education Schools 413
Best Value Education Schools 673
Best Education Master’s Degree Schools 674
Best Education Schools 728
Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools 732

In 2021, 103 students received their master’s degree in education from SUNY Potsdam. This makes it the #415 most popular school for education master’s degree candidates in the country.

Education Student Demographics at SUNY Potsdam

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the education majors at SUNY Potsdam.

SUNY Potsdam Education Bachelor’s Program

69% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 31% of education bachelor's degrees went to men and 69% went to women. The typical education bachelor's degree program is made up of only 19% men. So male students are more repesented at SUNY Potsdam since its program graduates 11% more men than average.


About 83% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in education at SUNY Potsdam are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 119
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

SUNY Potsdam Education Master’s Program

74% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 103 students who earned a master's degree in Education from SUNY Potsdam in 2020-2021, 26% were men and 74% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 19% men graduate in education each year. SUNY Potsdam does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 7% more men than average.


Of the students who received a education master's degree from SUNY Potsdam, 82% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a master's in education.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 84
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

SUNY Potsdam also has a doctoral program available in education. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Education

The following education concentations are available at SUNY Potsdam. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from SUNY Potsdam. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Teacher Education Subject Specific 125
Teacher Education Grade Specific 103
Curriculum & Instruction 16
Special Education 11
Instructional Media Design 3

Careers That Education Grads May Go Into

A degree in education can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for SUNY Potsdam.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Teacher Assistants 123,960 $31,330
Elementary School Teachers 82,590 $83,010
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Middle School Teachers 39,950 $83,490
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 31,840 $56,060


*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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