Calvary University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,276
2.13% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$13,671
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.78%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
74.4%
78 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
267
66.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
55.2%
16 Graduates

About

Calvary University is a higher education institution located in Cass County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Calvary University were Elementary Education & Teaching (7 degrees awarded), Biblical Studies (5 degrees), and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (5 degrees).

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Calvary University. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (33 degrees), 16.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvary University is $10,276, which is $-3,724 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Calvary University is $10,276, which is $-3,724 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,671.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,276
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Calvary University was $10,276. The cost of tuition at Calvary University is $-3,724 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$13,671
2017 Value
1.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Calvary University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,671. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Calvary University grew by 1.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,097
Room and Board
$794
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Calvary University was of $7,097 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $794. The cost of room and board increased by 3.89% 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

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Calvary University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.64% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.
7.78%
2016 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Calvary University was 7.78%, which represents 7 out of the 90 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Calvary University received 78 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 77.3% annual growth. Out of those 78 applicants, 58 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 267 students enrolled at Calvary University in 2017, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Calvary University has an overall enrollment yield of 74.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
58
Accepted Out of 78

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Calvary University was 74.4% (58 admissions from 78 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 97.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 77.3%, while admissions grew by 34.9%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
6
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Calvary University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Calvary University has a total enrollment of 267 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvary University is 178 students and the part-time enrollment is 89. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Calvary University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Calvary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.2% White, 8.99% Black or African American, 3.75% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 2.62% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Calvary University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (40.6%) and Two or More Races Female (4.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (27.8%), followed by White Female (16.7%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Calvary University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 267 students. The full-time enrollment at Calvary University is 178 and the part-time enrollment is 89. This means that 66.7% of students enrolled at Calvary University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Calvary University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Calvary University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    206
  2. Black or African American
    24
  3. Two or More Races
    10

The enrolled student population at Calvary University is 77.2% White, 8.99% Black or African American, 3.75% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 2.62% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.12% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 3 students (1.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 9 more women than men received degrees from Calvary University. The majority of degree recipients at Calvary University are white (33 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Calvary University is Elementary Education & Teaching (7 degrees awarded), followed by Biblical Studies (5 degrees) and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (5 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Calvary University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Education (8 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (2 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 Calvary University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,134,741 people), Accountants & auditors (1,131,984 people), Other managers (728,477 people), Financial managers (445,305 people), and Secondary school teachers (361,838 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvary University are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Education (8 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (2 degrees), and Business (6 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 Calvary University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Calvary University are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Education (8 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (2 degrees), and Business (6 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 Calvary University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,255,330 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (614,487 people), Banking & related activities (528,019 people), Computer Systems Design (505,041 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (492,354 people).

The most specialized majors at Calvary University are Theology (21 degrees awarded), Education (8 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (2 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (2 degrees), and Business (6 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 Calvary University.
Most Common
  1. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Calvary University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 7 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 15
  2. 24

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Calvary University, which is 0.625 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (24).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 4 degrees were awarded to men at Calvary University in Biblical Studies, which is 0.571 times less than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to women at Calvary University in Biblical Studies, which is 1.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Calvary University 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 50% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Calvary University is Female and Asian (100% 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, 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. White
    33 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Calvary University is white (33 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (2 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    19 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Calvary University is white female (19 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (14 degrees).

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Operations

Calvary University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.21M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $346k (28.7%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Calvary University had a total salary expenditure of $4.36M. Calvary University employs 5 Professors, 5 Associate professors, and 4 Assistant professors. Most academics at Calvary University are Male Professors (4), Female Associate professors(4), and Male Assistant professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvary University are: Management, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.21M
2017 Endowment
66.8%
growth from 2016

Calvary University has an endowment valued at about $1.21M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Calvary University grew 66.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.89M lower 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: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Calvary University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.59M
2017 Salaries
1.29%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Calvary University paid a median of $2.59M in salaries, which represents 59.3% of their overall expenditure ($4.36M) and a 1.29% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.01% growth from 2015 and a 2.1% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$567k
Instructional Salaries
15
Number of Employees

In 2017, Calvary University paid a total of $567k to 15 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
5 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Calvary University were Professor with 5 employees; Associate professor with 5 employees; and Associate professor with 4 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Calvary University were Management with 23 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Calvary University was Male Professor with 4 employees, Female Associate professor with 4 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2 employees.

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