Claflin University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,528

2.97% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,241

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.42%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41.8%

9,387 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,978

97.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56%

237 Graduates

About

Claflin University is a higher education institution located in Orangeburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Claflin University were Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (41 degrees awarded), Sociology (34 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (28 degrees).

In 2016, 381 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claflin University. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (333 degrees), 41.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $15,528, which is $-8,887 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $15,528, which is $-8,887 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,241.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,528

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Claflin University was $15,528. The cost of tuition at Claflin University is $-8,887 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$17,241

2016 Value

20.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Claflin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,241. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Claflin University grew by 20.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,824

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claflin University was of $9,824 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.79% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.86% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Claflin University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2015, when 96% 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.

8.42%

2015 Default Rate

57

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Claflin University was 8.42%, which represents 57 out of the 677 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

Claflin University received 9,387 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 73.3% annual growth. Out of those 9,387 applicants, 3,926 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,978 students enrolled at Claflin University in 2016, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claflin University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,926

Accepted Out of 9,387

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claflin University was 41.8% (3,926 admissions from 9,387 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 41.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 73.3%, while admissions grew by 75.3%.

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SAT Scores

51%

Submission Percentage

248

Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Claflin University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claflin University has a total enrollment of 1,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,930 students and the part-time enrollment is 48. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.7% Black or African American, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Asian, 1.57% White, 1.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.202% Two or More Races, and 0.0506% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Claflin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (60.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (30.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (45.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.3%) and Asian Male (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,930 and the part-time enrollment is 48. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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 Claflin University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Claflin University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,775

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37

  3. Asian

    32

The enrolled student population at Claflin University is 89.7% Black or African American, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Asian, 1.57% White, 1.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.202% Two or More Races, and 0.0506% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 22 students (1.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 105 more women than men received degrees from Claflin University. The majority of degree recipients at Claflin University are black or african american (333 degrees awarded). There were 41.6 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claflin University is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (41 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (34 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Claflin University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Protective Services (50 degrees), and Biology (47 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 Claflin University are Miscellaneous managers (487,952 people), Physicians & surgeons (421,210 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (359,173 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (306,424 people), and Postsecondary teachers (234,996 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Protective Services (50 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Communications (28 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 Claflin University are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Protective Services (50 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Communications (28 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 Claflin University are Hospitals (663,314 people), Elementary & secondary schools (586,666 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (551,495 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (500,081 people), and Legal services (306,692 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Protective Services (50 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Communications (28 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 Claflin University.

Most Common

  1. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claflin University was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 138

  2. 243

In 2016, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University, which is 0.568 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (243).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 0.783 times less than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Claflin University in Sociology, which is 7.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 32% of students graduating from Claflin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Claflin University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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. Black or African American

    333 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

  3. White

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claflin University is black or african american (333 degrees awarded). There were 41.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

0.262% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    223 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    110 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Claflin University is black or african american female (223 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (110 degrees).

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Operations

Claflin University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $364k (1.44%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Claflin University had a total expenditure of $44.3M. Of that $44.3M, they spent $20.1M on salaries and $44.3M on benefits.

Claflin University employs 50 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 20 Instructors. Most academics at Claflin University are Female Assistant professors (27), Male Associate professors(26), and Male Assistant professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 51 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.3M

2015 Endowment

2.17%

growth from 2014

Claflin University has an endowment valued at about $25.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Claflin University grew 2.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.35M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.79M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Claflin University received $7.79M 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

Primary Expenses

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$20.1M

Salary Expenditure

$44.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Claflin University had a total expenditure of $44.3M. Of that $44.3M, they spent $20.1M on salaries and $44.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Claflin University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.1M

2015 Salaries

1.74%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Claflin University paid a median of $20.1M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($44.3M) and a 1.74% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.789% decline from 2013 and a 6.58% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.4M

Instructional Salaries

122

Number of Employees

In 2015, Claflin University paid a total of $7.4M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

50 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claflin University were Assistant professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 51 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claflin University was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 23 employees.

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

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