Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$14,728

6.78% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,409

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

65.6%

2,261,425 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,332,411

67.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.4%

185,685 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs were General Business Administration & Management (54,576 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (39,613 degrees), and General Psychology (32,474 degrees).

In 2017, 842,601 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (477,309 degrees), 4.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106315 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is $14,728, which is $4,028 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,733, which is 141% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,661 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $14,728, which is $3,962 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,733, which is 141% of the cost for in-state students, and is $6,661 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,409.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,728

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was $20,733, which is 141% of the cost for in-state students, which was $14,728. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is $6,661 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $3,962 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$18,409

2017 Value

0.436%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,409. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs grew by 0.436%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,942

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was of $9,942 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.56% 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

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs received 2,261,425 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.36% annual growth. Out of those 2,261,425 applicants, 1,482,828 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,332,411 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in 2017, and 50.2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,482,828

Accepted Out of 2,261,425

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was 65.6% (1,482,828 admissions from 2,261,425 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.36%, while admissions grew by 4.45%.

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SAT Scores

50.2%

Submission Percentage

167,423

Scores Submitted

50.2% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has a total enrollment of 3,332,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is 2,250,059 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,082,352. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 5.22% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.532% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.273% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.6%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Black or African American Female (8.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,332,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is 2,250,059 and the part-time enrollment is 1,082,352. This means that 67.5% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,802,525

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    500,556

  3. Black or African American

    427,482

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is 54.1% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 5.22% Asian, 3.26% Two or More Races, 0.532% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.273% 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, 165,551 students (4.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 176567 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs. The majority of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are white (477,309 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106315 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is General Business Administration & Management (54,576 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (39,613 degrees) and General Psychology (32,474 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (97,211 degrees awarded), Library Science (1,668 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,517 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,969,423 people), Secondary school teachers (317,419 people), Education administrators (299,226 people), Social workers, all other (276,642 people), and Other managers (178,021 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Education (97,211 degrees awarded), Library Science (1,668 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,517 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24,986 degrees), and Psychology (45,040 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Nurse anesthetists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Education (97,211 degrees awarded), Library Science (1,668 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,517 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24,986 degrees), and Psychology (45,040 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (3,021,044 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (380,042 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (338,588 people), Individual & family services (239,348 people), and Outpatient care centers (230,931 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Education (97,211 degrees awarded), Library Science (1,668 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20,517 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24,986 degrees), and Psychology (45,040 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

Most Common

  1. 54576 degrees awarded

  2. 39613 degrees awarded

  3. 32474 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 54576 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 333,017

  2. 509,584

In 2017, 333,017 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs, which is 0.654 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (509,584).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 49157 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 46340 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 46340 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.943 times less than the 49157 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54.5% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (64.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is Female and Asian (64.7% 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, 4.21% of graduates (7816 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    477,309 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    106,315 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    95,375 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is white (477,309 degrees awarded). There were 4.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106315 degrees).

5.36% of degree recipients (45,154 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    290,865 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    186,444 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    66,981 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs is white female (290,865 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (186,444 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $42.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.57B (5.99k%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had a total expenditure of $119M. Of that $119M, they spent $49.5M on salaries and $119M on benefits.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs employs 28,102 Assistant professors, 27,318 Professors, and 26,949 Associate professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are Male Professors (16,920), Female Assistant professors(15,565), and Male Associate professors (13,805).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43152 employees, Management, with 31314 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24096 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.8M

2017 Endowment

14.5%

growth from 2016

Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs has an endowment valued at about $42.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs grew 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.69M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.12B - Federal

  2. $945M - State

  3. $107M - Local

As of 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs received $1.12B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $945M from state grants and contracts, and $107M 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.

$49.5M

Salary Expenditure

$119M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs had a total expenditure of $119M. Of that $119M, they spent $49.5M on salaries and $119M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.5M

2017 Salaries

2.76%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs paid a median of $49.5M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($119M) and a 2.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.51% decline from 2015 and a 4.09% 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

$8.15B

Instructional Salaries

104,193

Number of Employees

In 2017, Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs paid a total of $8.15B to 104,193 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.4M (33%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

28102 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43152 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs were Assistant professor with 28,102 employees; Professor with 27,318 employees; and Professor with 26,949 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 43,152 employees; Management with 31,314 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24,096 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs was Male Professor with 16,920 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15,565 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13,805 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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