MCPHS University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,600

3.27% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$38,708

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.59%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.9%

5,526 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,208

89.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.9%

326 Graduates

About

MCPHS University is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at MCPHS University were Pharmacy (310 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (246 degrees), and Pre-Medical Studies (76 degrees).

In 2017, 2,131 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at MCPHS University. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (889 degrees), 1.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (464 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at MCPHS University is $31,600, which is $17,600 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at MCPHS University is $31,600, which is $17,600 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,708.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,600

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at MCPHS University was $31,600. The cost of tuition at MCPHS University is $17,600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$38,708

2017 Value

3.44%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 MCPHS University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,708. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of MCPHS University grew by 3.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,780

Room and Board

$1,028

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at MCPHS University was of $15,780 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,028. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at MCPHS University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.33% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.59%

2016 Default Rate

28

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at MCPHS University was 1.59%, which represents 28 out of the 1759 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

MCPHS University received 5,526 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.0181% annual decline. Out of those 5,526 applicants, 4,634 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,208 students enrolled at MCPHS University in 2017, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

MCPHS University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,634

Accepted Out of 5,526

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of MCPHS University was 83.9% (4,634 admissions from 5,526 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.0181%, while admissions declined by -0.75%.

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SAT Scores

76%

Submission Percentage

589

Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at MCPHS University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

MCPHS University has a total enrollment of 7,208 students. The full-time enrollment at MCPHS University is 6,478 students and the part-time enrollment is 730. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at MCPHS University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at MCPHS University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 21.8% Asian, 7.55% Black or African American, 5.62% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0971% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at MCPHS University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29%), followed by Asian Female (15.6%) and White Male (9.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.8%), followed by Asian Female (14.9%) and White Male (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at MCPHS University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,208 students. The full-time enrollment at MCPHS University is 6,478 and the part-time enrollment is 730. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at MCPHS University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at MCPHS University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), MCPHS University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,918

  2. Asian

    1,568

  3. Black or African American

    544

The enrolled student population at MCPHS University is 40.5% White, 21.8% Asian, 7.55% Black or African American, 5.62% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.194% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0971% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 767 students (10.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 801 more women than men received degrees from MCPHS University. The majority of degree recipients at MCPHS University are white (889 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (464 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at MCPHS University is Pharmacy (310 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (246 degrees) and Pre-Medical Studies (76 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at MCPHS University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (2,087 degrees awarded), Biology (33 degrees), and Psychology (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at MCPHS University are Registered nurses (1,409,142 people), Physicians (581,949 people), Postsecondary teachers (284,540 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (276,423 people), and Other managers (267,180 people).

The most specialized majors at MCPHS University are Health (2,087 degrees awarded), Biology (33 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (0 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at MCPHS University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at MCPHS University are Health (2,087 degrees awarded), Biology (33 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (0 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at MCPHS University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,046,120 people), Elementary & secondary schools (692,667 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (631,552 people), Offices of physicians (419,972 people), and Outpatient care centers (388,436 people).

The most specialized majors at MCPHS University are Health (2,087 degrees awarded), Biology (33 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by MCPHS University.

Most Common

  1. 310 degrees awarded

  2. 246 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at MCPHS University was Pharmacy with 310 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 665

  2. 1,466

In 2017, 665 degrees were awarded to men at MCPHS University, which is 0.454 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,466).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 346 degrees were awarded to men at MCPHS University in Pharmacy, which is 0.65 times less than the 532 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 532 degrees were awarded to women at MCPHS University in Pharmacy, which is 1.54 times more than the 346 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 47% of students graduating from MCPHS University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at MCPHS University is Female and Asian (75.6% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 18.7% of graduates (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    889 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    464 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    340 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at MCPHS University is white (889 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (464 degrees).

16% of degree recipients (340 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    641 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    293 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    248 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at MCPHS University is white female (641 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (293 degrees).

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Operations

MCPHS University has an endowment valued at nearly $848M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $92.5M (10.9%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, MCPHS University had a total salary expenditure of $158M. MCPHS University employs 121 Assistant professors, 80 Associate professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at MCPHS University are Female Assistant professors (94), Female Associate professors(44), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at MCPHS University are: Management, with 149 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 87 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$848M

2017 Endowment

27.8%

growth from 2016

MCPHS University has an endowment valued at about $848M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of MCPHS University grew 27.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $838M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $258k - Federal

  2. $589k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, MCPHS University received $258k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $589k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$78.5M

2017 Salaries

7.5%

growth from 2016

In 2017, MCPHS University paid a median of $78.5M in salaries, which represents 49.8% of their overall expenditure ($158M) and a 7.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% growth from 2015 and a 19.8% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.1M

Instructional Salaries

273

Number of Employees

In 2017, MCPHS University paid a total of $30.1M to 273 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.33M (32.3%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

121 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

149 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at MCPHS University were Assistant professor with 121 employees; Associate professor with 80 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at MCPHS University were Management with 149 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 87 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at MCPHS University was Female Assistant professor with 94 employees, Female Associate professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at MCPHS University.

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