Erskine College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,540
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$34,550
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.73%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
54.5%
1,227 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
694
83.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
59.5%
97 Graduates

About

Erskine College is a higher education institution located in Abbeville County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Erskine College were General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (23 degrees), and Athletic Trainer (10 degrees).

In 2017, 128 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Erskine College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (84 degrees), 4.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Erskine College is $32,540, which is $7,346 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Erskine College is $32,540, which is $7,346 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,550.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,540
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Erskine College was $32,540. The cost of tuition at Erskine College is $7,346 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$34,550
2017 Value
96%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Erskine College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,550. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Erskine College grew by 96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,725
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Erskine College was of $11,725 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.52% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.44% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Erskine College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 100% 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.
4.73%
2016 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Erskine College was 4.73%, which represents 8 out of the 169 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

Erskine College received 1,227 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 24.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,227 applicants, 669 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.5% acceptance rate.

There were 694 students enrolled at Erskine College in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Erskine College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
669
Accepted Out of 1,227

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Erskine College was 54.5% (669 admissions from 1,227 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 75.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 24.9%, while admissions declined by -10.2%.

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage
107
Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Erskine College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Erskine College has a total enrollment of 694 students. The full-time enrollment at Erskine College is 582 students and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at Erskine College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Erskine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Asian, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.72% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Erskine College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.5%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (57.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.4%) and White Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Erskine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 694 students. The full-time enrollment at Erskine College is 582 and the part-time enrollment is 112. This means that 83.9% of students enrolled at Erskine College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

49%
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 Erskine College was 49%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Erskine College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    382
  2. Black or African American
    92
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15

The enrolled student population at Erskine College is 55% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 2.16% Hispanic or Latino, 1.59% Asian, 1.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.72% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 18 more women than men received degrees from Erskine College. The majority of degree recipients at Erskine College are white (84 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Erskine College is General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (23 degrees) and Athletic Trainer (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Erskine College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), and Biology (23 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 Erskine College are Physicians (456,685 people), Postsecondary teachers (203,294 people), Other managers (173,083 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (158,803 people), and Other Physical Scientists (129,769 people).

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 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 Erskine College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Erskine College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (553,426 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (439,493 people), Elementary & secondary schools (294,813 people), Offices of physicians (214,776 people), and Scientific research & development services (165,031 people).

The most specialized majors at Erskine College are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 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 Erskine College.
Most Common
  1. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Erskine College was General Business Administration & Management with 25 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 55
  2. 73

In 2017, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College, which is 0.753 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (73).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Erskine College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.786 times less than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Erskine College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 56% of students graduating from Erskine College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Erskine College is Male and White (72.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate 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, 50.5% of graduates (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    84 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Erskine College is white (84 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

11.7% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    48 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Erskine College is white female (48 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (36 degrees).

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Operations

Erskine College has an endowment valued at nearly $38.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.83M (12.5%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Erskine College had a total salary expenditure of $17.4M. Erskine College employs 19 Professors, 15 Assistant professors, and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Erskine College are Male Professors (17), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erskine College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 25 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.6M
2017 Endowment
9.32%
growth from 2016

Erskine College has an endowment valued at about $38.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Erskine College grew 9.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.48M higher 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. $128k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Erskine College received $128k 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

$6.91M
2017 Salaries
23.2%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Erskine College paid a median of $6.91M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($17.4M) and a 23.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.43% decline from 2015 and a 7.28% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.15M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2017, Erskine College paid a total of $2.15M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
25 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Erskine College were Professor with 19 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Erskine College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Erskine College was Male Professor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7 employees.

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