Southwestern University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,450
3.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$31,014
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.85%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
44.8%
5,557 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,483
98.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
71.6%
272 Graduates

About

Southwestern University is a higher education institution located in Williamson County, TX. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southwestern University were General Business (60 degrees awarded), General Psychology (34 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (27 degrees).

In 2022, 420 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (261 degrees), 2.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (101 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern University is $48,450, which is $20,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern University is $48,450, which is $20,120 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,014.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$48,450
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwestern University was $48,450. The cost of tuition at Southwestern University is $20,120 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$31,014
2022 Value
8.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwestern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,014. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwestern University grew by 8.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,310
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern University was of $12,310 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.12% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Southwestern University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.85%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern University was 1.85%, which represents 5 out of the 271 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southwestern University received 5,557 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.8% annual growth. Out of those 5,557 applicants, 2,489 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,483 students enrolled at Southwestern University in 2022. 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,489
Accepted Out of 5,557

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern University was 44.8% (2,489 admissions from 5,557 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 51%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.8%, while admissions grew by 2.51%..

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage (2022)
170
Scores Submitted (2022)

39% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern University had a total enrollment of 1,483 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern University is 1,465 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Southwestern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.9% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.53% Black or African American, 4.92% Two or More Races, 4.05% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0674% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,483 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern University is 1,465 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 98.8% of students enrolled at Southwestern University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 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 Southwestern University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Southwestern University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    829 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    397 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    82 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern University is 55.9% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 5.53% Black or African American, 4.92% Two or More Races, 4.05% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0674% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 10 students (0.674%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 60 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern University is white (261 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (101 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern University is General Business (60 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (34 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (27 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (445,116 people), Other managers (297,063 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,774 people), Postsecondary teachers (170,516 people), and Secondary school teachers (139,128 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University in 2022 are History (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Social Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southwestern University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are History (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Social Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southwestern University are Elementary & secondary schools (545,977 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,237 people), Legal services (349,480 people), Computer Systems Design (224,996 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (219,765 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern University are History (17 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Social Sciences (61 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern University was General Business with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

180
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
240
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (240).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University in General Business, which is 2 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern University in General Psychology, which is 3.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 66% of students graduating from Southwestern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwestern University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.368% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    261 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    101 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern University is white (261 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (101 degrees).

0.714% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    153 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern University is white female (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (108 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern University has an endowment valued at nearly $366M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.04M (0.284%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Southwestern University had a total salary expenditure of 65.2M. Southwestern University employs 42 Professors, 32 Associate professors and 25 Instructors. Most academics at Southwestern University are Female Professor (22), Male Professor (20), and Female Instructor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 62 employees, Management, with 49 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

Endowment

$366M
2022 Endowment
0.419%
growth from 2021

Southwestern University has an endowment valued at about $366M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern University grew 0.419% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $317M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.4M
2022 Salaries
1.67%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwestern University paid a median of $25.4M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($65.2M) and a 1.67% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.45M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwestern University paid a total of $9.45M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern University were Professor with 42 employees, Associate professor with 32 employees, and Instructor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 62 employees, Management with 49 employees, and Service with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern University was Female Professor with 22 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwestern University.

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