Rochester College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,116

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,472

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.73%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

100%

404 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,168

66.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.5%

49 Graduates

About

Rochester College is a higher education institution located in Oakland County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rochester College were Mass Communication & Media Studies (46 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (39 degrees), and General Psychology (38 degrees).

In 2017, 268 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rochester College. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (180 degrees), 4.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester College is $21,116, which is $-4,078 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rochester College is $21,116, which is $-4,078 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,472.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,116

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rochester College was $21,116. The cost of tuition at Rochester College is $-4,078 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$17,472

2017 Value

0.274%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rochester College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,472. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rochester College grew by 0.274%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,573

Room and Board

$1,722

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester College was of $5,573 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,722. The cost of room and board increased by 1.85% 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

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Rochester College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 72% 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.

6.73%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rochester College was 6.73%, which represents 27 out of the 401 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

Rochester College received 404 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 48.4% annual decline. Out of those 404 applicants, 404 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 100% acceptance rate.

There were 1,168 students enrolled at Rochester College in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rochester College has an overall enrollment yield of 42.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

404

Accepted Out of 404

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rochester College was 100% (404 admissions from 404 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -48.4%, while admissions declined by -9.62%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

113

Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Rochester College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rochester College has a total enrollment of 1,168 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester College is 775 students and the part-time enrollment is 393. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at Rochester College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rochester College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.4% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.63% Hispanic or Latino, 0.856% Asian, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rochester College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (9.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (46.2%), followed by White Female (15.4%) and Asian Male (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rochester College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,168 students. The full-time enrollment at Rochester College is 775 and the part-time enrollment is 393. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at Rochester College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

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 Rochester College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Rochester College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    729

  2. Black or African American

    180

  3. Two or More Races

    30

The enrolled student population at Rochester College is 62.4% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.63% Hispanic or Latino, 0.856% Asian, 0.171% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 177 students (15.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 74 more women than men received degrees from Rochester College. The majority of degree recipients at Rochester College are white (180 degrees awarded). There were 4.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rochester College is Mass Communication & Media Studies (46 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (39 degrees) and General Psychology (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rochester College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Communications (46 degrees), and Psychology (41 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 Rochester College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,039,783 people), Secondary school teachers (325,643 people), Education administrators (318,575 people), Other managers (267,501 people), and Postsecondary teachers (184,167 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester College are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Communications (46 degrees), Psychology (41 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), and Education (41 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 Rochester College are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rochester College are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Communications (46 degrees), Psychology (41 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), and Education (41 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 Rochester College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,126,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,238 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (378,275 people), Outpatient care centers (195,579 people), and Individual & family services (187,242 people).

The most specialized majors at Rochester College are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Communications (46 degrees), Psychology (41 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (14 degrees), and Education (41 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 Rochester College.

Most Common

  1. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rochester College was Mass Communication & Media Studies with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 97

  2. 171

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester College, which is 0.567 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (171).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Rochester College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.11 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Rochester College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 38 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% of students graduating from Rochester College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rochester College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 42.9% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    180 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rochester College is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 4.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (43 degrees).

16% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    120 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rochester College is white female (120 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (60 degrees).

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Operations

Rochester College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.76M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $183k (4.87%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Rochester College had a total salary expenditure of $13.5M. Rochester College employs 17 Associate professors, 10 Professors, and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rochester College are Female Associate professors (11), Male Professors(8), and Male Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.76M

2017 Endowment

2.52%

growth from 2016

Rochester College has an endowment valued at about $3.76M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rochester College grew 2.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.4M lower 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. $160k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rochester College received $160k 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

$6.23M

2017 Salaries

0.591%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Rochester College paid a median of $6.23M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($13.5M) and a 0.591% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 85.6% growth from 2015 and a 46.9% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.02M

Instructional Salaries

37

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rochester College paid a total of $2.02M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

17 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

25 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rochester College were Associate professor with 17 employees; Professor with 10 employees; and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rochester College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rochester College was Female Associate professor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rochester College.

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