Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,590

2.13% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,905

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.7%

637,368 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

761,115

71.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.9%

52,016 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were General Business Administration & Management (10,804 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (10,692 degrees), and General Psychology (7,551 degrees).

In 2016, 178,431 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (109,275 degrees), 4.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23274 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $20,590, which is $9,580 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,790, which is 106% of the cost for in-state students, and is $7,822 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $20,590, which is $9,550 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,790, which is 106% of the cost for in-state students, and is $7,822 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,905.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,590

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was $21,790, which is 106% of the cost for in-state students, which was $20,590. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is $7,822 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $9,550 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$18,905

2016 Value

1.71%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,905. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs grew by 1.71%.

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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

$9,000

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was of $9,000 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.41% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.25% with respect to 2015, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received 637,368 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.31% annual growth. Out of those 637,368 applicants, 431,493 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 761,115 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in 2016, and 46.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

431,493

Accepted Out of 637,368

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was 67.7% (431,493 admissions from 637,368 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 66.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.31%, while admissions grew by 6.49%.

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SAT Scores

46.4%

Submission Percentage

41,454

Scores Submitted

46.4% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has a total enrollment of 761,115 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 544,758 students and the part-time enrollment is 216,357. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.83% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 0.737% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.455% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 761,115 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 544,758 and the part-time enrollment is 216,357. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    422,098

  2. Black or African American

    111,240

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    105,784

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is 55.5% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.83% Asian, 2.82% Two or More Races, 0.737% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.455% 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, 47,926 students (6.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 43253 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs. The majority of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are white (109,275 degrees awarded). There were 4.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23274 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is General Business Administration & Management (10,804 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (10,692 degrees) and General Psychology (7,551 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (188 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,698 degrees), and Education (19,620 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: Medium Programs are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,971,129 people), Social workers (330,438 people), Secondary school teachers (317,676 people), Education administrators (292,436 people), and Counselors (279,544 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Applied Sciences (188 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,698 degrees), Education (19,620 degrees), Psychology (10,959 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (6,028 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Applied Sciences (188 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,698 degrees), Education (19,620 degrees), Psychology (10,959 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (6,028 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: Medium Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (3,040,883 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (371,372 people), Hospitals (369,682 people), Individual & family services (262,117 people), and Outpatient care centers (213,510 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Applied Sciences (188 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (4,698 degrees), Education (19,620 degrees), Psychology (10,959 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (6,028 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: Medium Programs.

Most Common

  1. 10804 degrees awarded

  2. 10692 degrees awarded

  3. 7551 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 10804 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 67,589

  2. 110,842

In 2016, 67,589 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (110,842).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 8657 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 8516 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 10741 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs in Registered Nursing, which is 7.51 times more than the 1430 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 30% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (59.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is Female and White (59.2% 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, 5.08% of graduates (2644 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    109,275 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    23,274 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18,967 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white (109,275 degrees awarded). There were 4.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23274 degrees).

6.07% of degree recipients (10,836 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    67,650 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    41,625 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    15,622 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs is white female (67,650 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (41,625 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $22.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $183M (826%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a total expenditure of $55.5M. Of that $55.5M, they spent $23.4M on salaries and $55.5M on benefits.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs employs 8,633 Assistant professors, 8,116 Associate professors, and 7,878 Professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are Male Professors (4,933), Female Assistant professors(4,790), and Male Associate professors (4,157).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 12613 employees, Management, with 9236 employees, and Service with 7716 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.2M

2015 Endowment

2.82%

growth from 2014

Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs has an endowment valued at about $22.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs grew 2.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.69M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $478M - Federal

  2. $259M - State

  3. $5.59M - Local

As of 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs received $478M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $259M from state grants and contracts, and $5.59M 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.

$23.4M

Salary Expenditure

$55.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs had a total expenditure of $55.5M. Of that $55.5M, they spent $23.4M on salaries and $55.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$23.4M

2015 Salaries

5.18%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs paid a median of $23.4M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($55.5M) and a 5.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.43% decline from 2013 and a 1.37% 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

$2.03B

Instructional Salaries

29,124

Number of Employees

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs paid a total of $2.03B to 29,124 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% 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

8633 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12613 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Assistant professor with 8,633 employees; Associate professor with 8,116 employees; and Associate professor with 7,878 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 12,613 employees; Management with 9,236 employees; and Service with 7,716 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs was Male Professor with 4,933 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,790 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4,157 employees.

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

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