Francis Marion University

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2015 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,568

3.16% growth from 2016

2016 Average Net Price

$10,070

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.91%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.6%

3,738 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,874

83% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.2%

296 Graduates

About

Francis Marion University is a higher education institution located in Florence County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Francis Marion University were Registered Nursing (89 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (89 degrees), and General Psychology (61 degrees).

In 2016, 705 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Francis Marion University. 72.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (393 degrees), 1.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (263 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Francis Marion University is $9,568, which is $-10,592 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Francis Marion University is $9,568, which is $-10,592 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,070.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,568

2015 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2015, the cost of tuition at Francis Marion University was $9,568. The cost of tuition at Francis Marion University is $-10,592 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,070

2016 Value

10%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Francis Marion University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,070. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Francis Marion University grew by 10%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,256

Room and Board

$1,067

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Francis Marion University was of $7,256 in 2015. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,067. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.89% between 2016 and 2015. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.89% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Francis Marion University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

3.91%

2015 Default Rate

49

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Francis Marion University was 3.91%, which represents 49 out of the 1253 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

Francis Marion University received 3,738 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.55% annual growth. Out of those 3,738 applicants, 2,301 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,874 students enrolled at Francis Marion University in 2016, and 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Francis Marion University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,301

Accepted Out of 3,738

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Francis Marion University was 61.6% (2,301 admissions from 3,738 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 58.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.55%, while admissions grew by 6.18%.

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SAT Scores

43%

Submission Percentage

316

Scores Submitted

43% of enrolled first-time students at Francis Marion University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Francis Marion University has a total enrollment of 3,874 students. The full-time enrollment at Francis Marion University is 3,216 students and the part-time enrollment is 658. This means that 83% of students enrolled at Francis Marion University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Francis Marion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 41.3% Black or African American, 2.56% Two or More Races, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, 1.14% Asian, 0.439% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0258% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Francis Marion University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (34.1%), followed by White Female (29.6%) and White Male (18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.3%) and White Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Francis Marion University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,874 students. The full-time enrollment at Francis Marion University is 3,216 and the part-time enrollment is 658. This means that 83% of students enrolled at Francis Marion University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Francis Marion University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Francis Marion University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,960

  2. Black or African American

    1,599

  3. Two or More Races

    99

The enrolled student population at Francis Marion University is 50.6% White, 41.3% Black or African American, 2.56% Two or More Races, 1.91% Hispanic or Latino, 1.14% Asian, 0.439% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0258% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 21 students (0.542%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 323 more women than men received degrees from Francis Marion University. The majority of degree recipients at Francis Marion University are white (393 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (263 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Francis Marion University is Registered Nursing (89 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (89 degrees) and General Psychology (61 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Francis Marion University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (89 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), and Psychology (83 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 Francis Marion University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,163,579 people), Physicians & surgeons (457,459 people), Secondary school teachers (392,510 people), Postsecondary teachers (355,801 people), and Education administrators (355,253 people).

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Biology (89 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), Psychology (83 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Education (110 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Biology (89 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), Psychology (83 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Education (110 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 Francis Marion University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,350,080 people), Hospitals (750,211 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (718,025 people), Outpatient care centers (230,983 people), and Offices of physicians (221,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Francis Marion University are Biology (89 degrees awarded), History (19 degrees), Psychology (83 degrees), English (26 degrees), and Education (110 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 Francis Marion University.

Most Common

  1. 89 degrees awarded

  2. 89 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Francis Marion University was Registered Nursing with 89 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 191

  2. 514

In 2016, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University, which is 0.372 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (514).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Francis Marion University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 82 degrees were awarded to women at Francis Marion University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.7 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Francis Marion University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Francis Marion University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.03% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    393 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    263 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Francis Marion University is white (393 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (263 degrees).

1.7% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    267 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    218 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Francis Marion University is white female (267 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (218 degrees).

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Operations

Francis Marion University has an endowment valued at nearly $27.4M, as of the end of the 2014 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $138k (0.504%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2014, Francis Marion University had a total expenditure of $61M. Of that $61M, they spent $31.1M on salaries and $62.5M on benefits.

Francis Marion University employs 70 Assistant professors, 64 Professors, and 57 Associate professors. Most academics at Francis Marion University are Male Professors (46), Female Assistant professors(44), and Male Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Francis Marion University are: Service, with 74 employees, Management, with 49 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.4M

2014 Endowment

4.93%

decline from 2015

Francis Marion University has an endowment valued at about $27.4M, as of the end of the 2014 fiscal year. The endowment of Francis Marion University declined 4.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.45M 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. $1.43M - Federal

  2. $7.2M - State

  3. $7.92k - Local

As of 2014, Francis Marion University received $1.43M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.2M from state grants and contracts, and $7.92k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$31.1M

Salary Expenditure

$62.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Francis Marion University had a total expenditure of $61M. Of that $61M, they spent $31.1M on salaries and $62.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$31.1M

2015 Salaries

3.22%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Francis Marion University paid a median of $31.1M in salaries, which represents 51% of their overall expenditure ($61M) and a 3.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.401% growth from 2013 and a 4.72% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.8M

Instructional Salaries

204

Number of Employees

In 2015, Francis Marion University paid a total of $13.8M to 204 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

70 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

74 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Francis Marion University were Assistant professor with 70 employees; Professor with 64 employees; and Professor with 57 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Francis Marion University were Service with 74 employees; Management with 49 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Francis Marion University was Male Professor with 46 employees, Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

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

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