College of Our Lady of the Elms

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,960

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,573

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.32%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

79.5%

868 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,580

68.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

57.1%

113 Graduates

About

College of Our Lady of the Elms is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Registered Nursing (146 degrees awarded), Social Work (50 degrees), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (39 degrees).

In 2017, 614 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Our Lady of the Elms. 77.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (299 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (199 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $32,960, which is $12,227 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $32,960, which is $12,227 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,573.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,960

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms was $32,960. The cost of tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $12,227 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,573

2017 Value

9.53%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 College of Our Lady of the Elms had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,573. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of College of Our Lady of the Elms grew by 9.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,776

Room and Board

$1,150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Our Lady of the Elms was of $10,776 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 2.51% 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

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at College of Our Lady of the Elms received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.06% 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.

7.32%

2016 Default Rate

38

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at College of Our Lady of the Elms was 7.32%, which represents 38 out of the 519 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

College of Our Lady of the Elms received 868 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 26.9% annual growth. Out of those 868 applicants, 690 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,580 students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2017, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an overall enrollment yield of 25.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

690

Accepted Out of 868

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Our Lady of the Elms was 79.5% (690 admissions from 868 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 26.9%, while admissions grew by 31.9%.

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SAT Scores

94%

Submission Percentage

163

Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Our Lady of the Elms has a total enrollment of 1,580 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 1,076 students and the part-time enrollment is 504. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Our Lady of the Elms, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.42% Black or African American, 2.47% Asian, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (13.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.7%) and White Male (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,580 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 1,076 and the part-time enrollment is 504. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 College of Our Lady of the Elms was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), College of Our Lady of the Elms had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    845

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    185

  3. Black or African American

    133

The enrolled student population at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 53.5% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.42% Black or African American, 2.47% Asian, 0.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 360 students (22.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 340 more women than men received degrees from College of Our Lady of the Elms. The majority of degree recipients at College of Our Lady of the Elms are white (299 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (199 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Our Lady of the Elms is Registered Nursing (146 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (50 degrees) and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Our Lady of the Elms, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees awarded), Education (92 degrees), and Health (279 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,952,659 people), Registered nurses (1,346,633 people), Secondary school teachers (328,049 people), Education administrators (285,711 people), and Social workers, all other (213,232 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees awarded), Education (92 degrees), Health (279 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees awarded), Education (92 degrees), Health (279 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms are Elementary & secondary schools (2,994,742 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,567,484 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (422,191 people), Outpatient care centers (277,914 people), and Offices of physicians (219,176 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (50 degrees awarded), Education (92 degrees), Health (279 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms.

Most Common

  1. 146 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Our Lady of the Elms was Registered Nursing with 146 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 137

  2. 477

In 2017, 137 degrees were awarded to men at College of Our Lady of the Elms, which is 0.287 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (477).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 35 degrees were awarded to men at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services, which is 1.09 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 139 degrees were awarded to women at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Registered Nursing, which is 6.62 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from College of Our Lady of the Elms completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Our Lady of the Elms is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 7.96% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    299 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    199 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white (299 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (199 degrees).

32.4% of degree recipients (199 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    244 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white female (244 degrees awarded). There were 4.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (55 degrees).

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Operations

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an endowment valued at nearly $8.82M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.42M (16.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, College of Our Lady of the Elms had a total salary expenditure of $28.3M. College of Our Lady of the Elms employs 25 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 11 Lecturers. Most academics at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Female Associate professors (17), Female Assistant professors(13), and Female Lecturers (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.82M

2017 Endowment

7.5%

growth from 2016

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an endowment valued at about $8.82M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Our Lady of the Elms grew 7.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.5M - Federal

  2. $673k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, College of Our Lady of the Elms received $2.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $673k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.7M

2017 Salaries

0.0963%

growth from 2016

In 2017, College of Our Lady of the Elms paid a median of $12.7M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($28.3M) and a 0.0963% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.9% growth from 2015 and a 4.79% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.14M

Instructional Salaries

66

Number of Employees

In 2017, College of Our Lady of the Elms paid a total of $4.14M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Associate professor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms was Female Associate professor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Female Lecturer with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of Our Lady of the Elms.

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