Freed-Hardeman University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,950

2.09% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,684

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

95.3%

919 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,972

69% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.7%

210 Graduates

About

Freed-Hardeman University is a higher education institution located in Chester County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Freed-Hardeman University were Registered Nursing (26 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (19 degrees), and Biblical Studies (18 degrees).

In 2017, 411 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Freed-Hardeman University. 56.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (317 degrees), 8.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Freed-Hardeman University is $21,950, which is $1,217 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Freed-Hardeman University is $21,950, which is $1,217 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 $16,684.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,950

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Freed-Hardeman University was $21,950. The cost of tuition at Freed-Hardeman University is $1,217 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,684

2017 Value

1.16%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Freed-Hardeman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,684. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Freed-Hardeman University grew by 1.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,225

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Freed-Hardeman University was of $6,225 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.06% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Freed-Hardeman University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2016, 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.

5.8%

2016 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Freed-Hardeman University was 5.8%, which represents 30 out of the 517 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

Freed-Hardeman University received 919 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 16.2% annual growth. Out of those 919 applicants, 876 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,972 students enrolled at Freed-Hardeman University in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Freed-Hardeman University has an overall enrollment yield of 36%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

876

Accepted Out of 919

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Freed-Hardeman University was 95.3% (876 admissions from 919 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 96.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 16.2%, while admissions grew by 15%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Freed-Hardeman University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Freed-Hardeman University has a total enrollment of 1,972 students. The full-time enrollment at Freed-Hardeman University is 1,360 students and the part-time enrollment is 612. This means that 69% of students enrolled at Freed-Hardeman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Freed-Hardeman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 1.01% Two or More Races, 0.963% Hispanic or Latino, 0.71% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Freed-Hardeman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (49%), followed by White Male (35.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (24.2%) and White Male (23.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Freed-Hardeman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,972 students. The full-time enrollment at Freed-Hardeman University is 1,360 and the part-time enrollment is 612. This means that 69% of students enrolled at Freed-Hardeman University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Freed-Hardeman University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Freed-Hardeman University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,425

  2. Black or African American

    265

  3. Two or More Races

    20

The enrolled student population at Freed-Hardeman University is 72.3% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 1.01% Two or More Races, 0.963% Hispanic or Latino, 0.71% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% 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 54.4% 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, 179 students (9.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 55 more women than men received degrees from Freed-Hardeman University. The majority of degree recipients at Freed-Hardeman University are white (317 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Freed-Hardeman University is Registered Nursing (26 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (19 degrees) and Biblical Studies (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Freed-Hardeman University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), and Education (73 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 Freed-Hardeman University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,979,240 people), Secondary school teachers (320,000 people), Education administrators (302,515 people), Social workers, all other (278,490 people), and Other managers (184,330 people).

The most specialized majors at Freed-Hardeman University are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), Education (73 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 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 Freed-Hardeman University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Freed-Hardeman University are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), Education (73 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 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 Freed-Hardeman University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,037,710 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (386,720 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (346,997 people), Individual & family services (244,675 people), and Outpatient care centers (233,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Freed-Hardeman University are Theology (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (42 degrees), Education (73 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (18 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 Freed-Hardeman University.

Most Common

  1. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Freed-Hardeman University was Registered Nursing with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 178

  2. 233

In 2017, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Freed-Hardeman University, which is 0.764 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (233).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Freed-Hardeman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.86 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Freed-Hardeman University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from Freed-Hardeman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Freed-Hardeman University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (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, 3.33% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    317 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    36 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Freed-Hardeman University is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 8.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (36 degrees).

7.79% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    174 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    143 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Freed-Hardeman University is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (143 degrees).

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Operations

Freed-Hardeman University has an endowment valued at nearly $52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.45M (8.57%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Freed-Hardeman University had a total salary expenditure of $35.1M. Freed-Hardeman University employs 34 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Freed-Hardeman University are Male Assistant professors (23), Male Associate professors(18), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Freed-Hardeman University are: Service, with 39 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52M

2017 Endowment

10.6%

growth from 2016

Freed-Hardeman University has an endowment valued at about $52M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Freed-Hardeman University grew 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.8M higher 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. $375k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Freed-Hardeman University received $375k 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

$14.1M

2017 Salaries

5.74%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Freed-Hardeman University paid a median of $14.1M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($35.1M) and a 5.74% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.92% growth from 2015 and a 1.78% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.24M

Instructional Salaries

99

Number of Employees

In 2017, Freed-Hardeman University paid a total of $6.24M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.1% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

34 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Freed-Hardeman University were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Freed-Hardeman University were Service with 39 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Freed-Hardeman University was Male Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Freed-Hardeman University.

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