Tribal Colleges

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,060

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,104

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

90.3%

483 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

16,621

57.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

16.3%

290 Graduates

About

Tribal Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tribal Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (109 degrees awarded), Native American Studies (58 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (38 degrees).

In 2017, 2,631 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tribal Colleges. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were american indian or alaska native (2,082 degrees), 4.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (439 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tribal Colleges is $3,060, which is $7,640 less than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,270, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $10,802 less than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $3,060, which is $7,496 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $3,270, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $10,802 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,104.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,060

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges was $3,270, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $3,270. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Tribal Colleges is $10,802 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $7,496 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$7,104

2017 Value

4.14%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tribal Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,104. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tribal Colleges grew by 4.14%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,920

Room and Board

$1,114

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tribal Colleges was of $6,920 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,114. The cost of room and board increased by 1.76% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 5.59% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

24.5%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Tribal Colleges received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.12% with respect to 2016, when 73.5% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Tribal Colleges received 483 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.36% annual decline. Out of those 483 applicants, 436 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.3% acceptance rate.

There were 16,621 students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in 2017, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tribal Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 56.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

436

Accepted Out of 483

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tribal Colleges was 90.3% (436 admissions from 483 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 92.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.36%, while admissions declined by -6.44%.

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SAT Scores

8%

Submission Percentage

13

Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at Tribal Colleges in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tribal Colleges has a total enrollment of 16,621 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 9,625 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,996. This means that 57.9% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 15.8% White, 2.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.66% Two or More Races, 0.89% Black or African American, 0.487% Asian, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tribal Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Female (51.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Male (34.4%) and White Female (5.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority American Indian or Alaska Native Male (32.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (30.9%) and White Female (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tribal Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,621 students. The full-time enrollment at Tribal Colleges is 9,625 and the part-time enrollment is 6,996. This means that 57.9% of students enrolled at Tribal Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 57.9% at similar Tribal Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%

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 Tribal Colleges was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Tribal Colleges (57%), Tribal Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    13,034

  2. White

    2,632

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    352

The enrolled student population at Tribal Colleges is 78.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 15.8% White, 2.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.66% Two or More Races, 0.89% Black or African American, 0.487% Asian, and 0.108% 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 Tribal Colleges is 78.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 15.8% White, and 2.12% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 67 students (0.403%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 679 more women than men received degrees from Tribal Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Tribal Colleges are american indian or alaska native (2,082 degrees awarded). There were 4.74 times more american indian or alaska native graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (439 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tribal Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (109 degrees awarded), followed by Native American Studies (58 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tribal Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (143 degrees awarded), Construction (175 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (81 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (85,345 people), Other managers (62,912 people), Construction managers (38,338 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (29,892 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (28,344 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (143 degrees awarded), Construction (175 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (81 degrees), Transportation (78 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (485 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 Tribal Colleges are Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Sales managers, Physicians, and Medical & health services managers

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (143 degrees awarded), Construction (175 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (81 degrees), Transportation (78 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (485 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (139,109 people), Construction (92,788 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (64,187 people), Air transportation (35,579 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (34,019 people).

The most specialized majors at Tribal Colleges are Cultural & Gender Studies (143 degrees awarded), Construction (175 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (81 degrees), Transportation (78 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (485 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 Tribal Colleges.

Most Common

  1. 109 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tribal Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 109 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 976

  2. 1,655

In 2017, 976 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges, which is 0.59 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,655).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Tribal Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.543 times less than the 151 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 159 degrees were awarded to women at Tribal Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.09 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Tribal Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Tribal Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tribal Colleges is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Tribal Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    2,082 degrees awarded

  2. White

    439 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native (2,082 degrees awarded). There were 4.74 times more american indian or alaska native recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (439 degrees).

0.266% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    1,298 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native Male

    784 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    277 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tribal Colleges is american indian or alaska native female (1,298 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more american indian or alaska native female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native male (784 degrees).

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Operations

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $2.92M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.41M (254%), compared to the 2.59% average return ($75.6k on $2.92M) across all Tribal Colleges.

In 2017, Tribal Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $10.9M. Tribal Colleges employs 714 Instructors, 87 No academic ranks, and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at Tribal Colleges are Male Instructors (358), Female Instructors(356), and Male No academic ranks (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 575 employees, Management, with 442 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 411 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.92M

2017 Endowment

0.256%

growth from 2016

Tribal Colleges has an endowment valued at about $2.92M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tribal Colleges grew 0.256% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $0 approximately the same as than the median endowment of Tribal Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Tribal Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $170M - Federal

  2. $6.29M - State

  3. $3.33M - Local

As of 2017, Tribal Colleges received $170M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.29M from state grants and contracts, and $3.33M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.36M

2017 Salaries

8.6%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Tribal Colleges paid a median of $4.36M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($10.9M) and a 8.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.5% growth from 2015 and a 4.53% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Tribal Colleges is 4.36M (39.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.4M

Instructional Salaries

884

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tribal Colleges paid a total of $44.4M to 884 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.01M (23.1%) for similar Tribal Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

714 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

575 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Instructor with 714 employees; No academic rank with 87 employees; and No academic rank with 47 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tribal Colleges were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 575 employees; Management with 442 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 411 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tribal Colleges was Male Instructor with 358 employees, Female Instructor with 356 employees, and Male No academic rank with 45 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Tribal Colleges.

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