Baccalaureate Colleges

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,782
3.26% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,749
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
53.4%
1,388,925 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
944,090
80.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
58.2%
103,654 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (13,411 degrees awarded), General Psychology (10,984 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (10,155 degrees).

In 2017, 208,037 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (130,678 degrees), 5.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22751 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $24,782, which is $14,082 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $25,194, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,122 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $24,782, which is $14,016 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $25,194, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,122 more 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 $20,749.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,782
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges was $25,194, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, which was $24,782. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $11,122 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $14,016 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$20,749
2017 Value
0.297%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Baccalaureate Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,749. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges grew by 0.297%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges was of $9,400 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2016, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges received 1,388,925 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.183% annual growth. Out of those 1,388,925 applicants, 741,451 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.4% acceptance rate.

There were 944,090 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2017, and 44.2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 24.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
741,451
Accepted Out of 1,388,925

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges was 53.4% (741,451 admissions from 1,388,925 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.183%, while admissions grew by 0.444%.

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SAT Scores

44.2%
Submission Percentage
66,448
Scores Submitted

44.2% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges has a total enrollment of 944,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 760,495 students and the part-time enrollment is 183,595. This means that 80.6% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Asian, 3.41% Two or More Races, 0.669% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Black or African American Female (8.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 944,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 760,495 and the part-time enrollment is 183,595. This means that 80.6% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Baccalaureate Colleges was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (73%), Baccalaureate 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. White
    518,352
  2. Black or African American
    131,958
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    118,593

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.66% Asian, 3.41% Two or More Races, 0.669% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 52,871 students (5.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 36379 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges are white (130,678 degrees awarded). There were 5.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22751 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (13,411 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (10,984 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (10,155 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,795 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4,173 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 Baccalaureate Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (243,991 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (203,957 people), Postsecondary teachers (145,054 people), Other managers (121,645 people), and Secondary school teachers (89,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,795 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4,173 degrees), History (3,788 degrees), and English (6,377 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 Baccalaureate Colleges are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,795 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4,173 degrees), History (3,788 degrees), and English (6,377 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 Baccalaureate Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (447,003 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (277,224 people), Legal services (164,135 people), Computer Systems Design (96,529 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (94,160 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,183 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,795 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4,173 degrees), History (3,788 degrees), and English (6,377 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 Baccalaureate Colleges.
Most Common
  1. 13411 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10984 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10155 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 13411 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 85,829
  2. 122,208

In 2017, 85,829 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges, which is 0.702 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (122,208).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 8534 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 7186 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 8691 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Psychology, which is 3.72 times more than the 2336 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 3.64% of graduates (3768 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    130,678 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    22,751 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21,232 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges is white (130,678 degrees awarded). There were 5.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22751 degrees).

3.98% of degree recipients (8,289 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    75,955 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    54,723 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14,153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges is white female (75,955 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (54,723 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $37.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.43B (22.7k%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all .

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $36.6M. Baccalaureate Colleges employs 15,845 Assistant professors, 14,117 Professors, and 13,721 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges are Male Professors (53,872), Female Assistant professors(48,324), and Male Assistant professors (44,764).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 19322 employees, Service, with 18686 employees, and Management with 17494 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.1M
2017 Endowment
8.43%
growth from 2016

Baccalaureate Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $37.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges grew 8.43% from the previous year.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $726M - Federal
  2. $287M - State
  3. $16M - Local

As of 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges received $726M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $287M from state grants and contracts, and $16M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.2M
2017 Salaries
2.58%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a median of $14.2M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($36.6M) and a 2.58% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.11% growth from 2015 and a 2.45% growth from 2014.

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Instructional Salaries

$3.91B
Instructional Salaries
51,577
Number of Employees

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a total of $3.91B to 51,577 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
15845 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19322 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Assistant professor with 15,845 employees; Professor with 14,117 employees; and Professor with 13,721 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 19,322 employees; Service with 18,686 employees; and Management with 17,494 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges was Male Professor with 53,872 employees, Female Assistant professor with 48,324 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 44,764 employees.

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

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