Robert Morris University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,320

3.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,536

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.55%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

79.8%

7,164 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,199

75.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.3%

549 Graduates

About

Robert Morris University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Robert Morris University were Registered Nursing (124 degrees awarded), Accounting (93 degrees), and Other Engineering (89 degrees).

In 2016, 1,357 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Robert Morris University. 46.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,056 degrees), 17.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $27,320, which is $1,464 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Robert Morris University is $27,320, which is $1,464 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,536.

In 2016, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,320

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Robert Morris University was $27,320. The cost of tuition at Robert Morris University is $1,464 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$24,536

2016 Value

1.02%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Robert Morris University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,536. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Robert Morris University grew by 1.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,213

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Robert Morris University was of $9,213 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 1.42% 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

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Robert Morris University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.5% 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.

4.55%

2015 Default Rate

66

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Robert Morris University was 4.55%, which represents 66 out of the 1450 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Robert Morris University received 7,164 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.89% annual growth. Out of those 7,164 applicants, 5,720 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,199 students enrolled at Robert Morris University in 2016, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Robert Morris University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,720

Accepted Out of 7,164

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Robert Morris University was 79.8% (5,720 admissions from 7,164 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.89%, while admissions grew by 12%.

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SAT Scores

75%

Submission Percentage

663

Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Robert Morris University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Robert Morris University has a total enrollment of 5,199 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,940 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,259. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.8% White, 6.42% Black or African American, 2.67% Two or More Races, 2.15% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Asian, 0.0769% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0577% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Robert Morris University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (39.2%), followed by White Female (32.7%) and Black or African American Male (3.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Robert Morris University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,199 students. The full-time enrollment at Robert Morris University is 3,940 and the part-time enrollment is 1,259. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Robert Morris University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Robert Morris University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Robert Morris University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,786

  2. Black or African American

    334

  3. Two or More Races

    139

The enrolled student population at Robert Morris University is 72.8% White, 6.42% Black or African American, 2.67% Two or More Races, 2.15% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Asian, 0.0769% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0577% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 156 students (3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 99 fewer women than men received degrees from Robert Morris University. The majority of degree recipients at Robert Morris University are white (1,056 degrees awarded). There were 17.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Robert Morris University is Registered Nursing (124 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (93 degrees) and Other Engineering (89 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Robert Morris University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), and Engineering (111 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Miscellaneous managers (1,140,641 people), Accountants & auditors (1,106,101 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (858,852 people), Financial managers (456,487 people), and Chief executives & legislators (426,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), Engineering (111 degrees), Engineering Technologies (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 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 Robert Morris University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), Engineering (111 degrees), Engineering Technologies (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 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 Robert Morris University are Computer Systems Design (1,242,280 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (634,745 people), Banking & related activities (579,262 people), Elementary & secondary schools (569,130 people), and Construction (561,925 people).

The most specialized majors at Robert Morris University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (127 degrees awarded), Business (543 degrees), Engineering (111 degrees), Engineering Technologies (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 124 degrees awarded

  2. 93 degrees awarded

  3. 89 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Robert Morris University was Registered Nursing with 124 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 728

  2. 629

In 2016, 728 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (629).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Robert Morris University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.76 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 124 degrees were awarded to women at Robert Morris University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.64 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 46% of students graduating from Robert Morris University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Robert Morris University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 8.2% of graduates (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,056 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    61 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Robert Morris University is white (1,056 degrees awarded). There were 17.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (61 degrees).

3.91% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    551 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    505 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Robert Morris University is white male (551 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (505 degrees).

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Operations

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $938k (2.9%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Robert Morris University had a total expenditure of $124M. Of that $124M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $124M on benefits.

Robert Morris University employs 88 Professors, 60 Associate professors, and 46 Assistant professors. Most academics at Robert Morris University are Male Professors (53), Female Professors(35), and Male Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University are: Management, with 121 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 79 employees, and Service with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.4M

2015 Endowment

0.512%

growth from 2014

Robert Morris University has an endowment valued at about $32.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Robert Morris University grew 0.512% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $239M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $853k - Federal

  2. $2.01M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Robert Morris University received $853k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.01M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$51.1M

Salary Expenditure

$124M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Robert Morris University had a total expenditure of $124M. Of that $124M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $124M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$51.1M

2015 Salaries

8.07%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Robert Morris University paid a median of $51.1M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($124M) and a 8.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.55% growth from 2013 and a 1.1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.7M

Instructional Salaries

214

Number of Employees

In 2015, Robert Morris University paid a total of $20.7M to 214 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

88 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

121 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Professor with 88 employees; Associate professor with 60 employees; and Associate professor with 46 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Robert Morris University were Management with 121 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 79 employees; and Service with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Robert Morris University was Male Professor with 53 employees, Female Professor with 35 employees, and Male Associate professor with 32 employees.

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

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