McMurry University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,100

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,516

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

48%

1,884 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,074

86.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.1%

101 Graduates

About

McMurry University is a higher education institution located in Taylor County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at McMurry University were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (20 degrees awarded), Sociology (19 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (18 degrees).

In 2016, 208 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at McMurry University. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (134 degrees), 3.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at McMurry University is $26,100, which is $1,685 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at McMurry University is $26,100, which is $1,685 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,516.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,100

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at McMurry University was $26,100. The cost of tuition at McMurry University is $1,685 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$21,516

2016 Value

0.247%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 McMurry University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,516. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of McMurry University grew by 0.247%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,807

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at McMurry University was of $6,807 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 1.29% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at McMurry University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2015, when 90% 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.

11.4%

2015 Default Rate

47

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at McMurry University was 11.4%, which represents 47 out of the 412 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

McMurry University received 1,884 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 36.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,884 applicants, 905 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48% acceptance rate.

There were 1,074 students enrolled at McMurry University in 2016, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

McMurry University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

905

Accepted Out of 1,884

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of McMurry University was 48% (905 admissions from 1,884 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 36.7%, while admissions grew by 23.1%.

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SAT Scores

59%

Submission Percentage

167

Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at McMurry University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

McMurry University has a total enrollment of 1,074 students. The full-time enrollment at McMurry University is 932 students and the part-time enrollment is 142. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at McMurry University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at McMurry University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 16.5% Black or African American, 2.51% Two or More Races, 0.745% Asian, 0.745% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0931% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at McMurry University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (24%), followed by White Female (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at McMurry University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,074 students. The full-time enrollment at McMurry University is 932 and the part-time enrollment is 142. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at McMurry University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

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 McMurry University was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), McMurry University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    511

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    269

  3. Black or African American

    177

The enrolled student population at McMurry University is 47.6% White, 25% Hispanic or Latino, 16.5% Black or African American, 2.51% Two or More Races, 0.745% Asian, 0.745% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0931% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 3 students (0.279%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 14 more women than men received degrees from McMurry University. The majority of degree recipients at McMurry University are white (134 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at McMurry University is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (20 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (19 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at McMurry University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), and History (7 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 McMurry University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (387,645 people), Miscellaneous managers (311,532 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (279,190 people), Postsecondary teachers (192,352 people), and Chief executives & legislators (122,438 people).

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 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 McMurry University are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 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 McMurry University are Elementary & secondary schools (516,527 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (381,195 people), Legal services (314,995 people), Hospitals (210,978 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (203,865 people).

The most specialized majors at McMurry University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees), History (7 degrees), Math & Statistics (6 degrees), and Social Sciences (22 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at McMurry University was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 97

  2. 111

In 2016, 97 degrees were awarded to men at McMurry University, which is 0.874 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (111).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 12 degrees were awarded to men at McMurry University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.5 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 18 degrees were awarded to women at McMurry University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from McMurry University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at McMurry University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 14.9% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    134 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at McMurry University is white (134 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

1.44% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    69 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at McMurry University is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

McMurry University has an endowment valued at nearly $81.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5M (6.16%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, McMurry University had a total expenditure of $25.3M. Of that $25.3M, they spent $10M on salaries and $25.3M on benefits.

McMurry University employs 26 Professors, 19 Associate professors, and 17 Instructors. Most academics at McMurry University are Male Professors (20), Female Instructors(13), and Male Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at McMurry University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$81.3M

2015 Endowment

4.3%

growth from 2014

McMurry University has an endowment valued at about $81.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of McMurry University grew 4.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.6M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.38M - Federal

  2. $1.36M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, McMurry University received $2.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.36M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$10M

Salary Expenditure

$25.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, McMurry University had a total expenditure of $25.3M. Of that $25.3M, they spent $10M on salaries and $25.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$10M

2015 Salaries

8.56%

decline from 2014

In 2015, McMurry University paid a median of $10M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.3M) and a 8.56% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.61% decline from 2013 and a 3.76% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.16M

Instructional Salaries

78

Number of Employees

In 2015, McMurry University paid a total of $4.16M to 78 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

36 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at McMurry University were Professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at McMurry University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at McMurry University was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Instructor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 12 employees.

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

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