Special Focus Institutions

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,920
1.14% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,626
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
60.5%
185,628 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
792,554
70.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.8%
67,241 Graduates

About

Special Focus Institutions is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Institutions were Registered Nursing (25,543 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (3,522 degrees), and Talmudic Studies (2,119 degrees).

In 2019, 260,602 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Institutions. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (119,118 degrees), 2.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42291 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Institutions is $13,920, which is $3,840 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,500, which is 104% of the cost for in-state students, and is $85 less than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Special Focus Institutions is $13,920, which is $3,770 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $14,500, which is 104% of the cost for in-state students, and is $85 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,626.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,920
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Institutions was $14,500, which is 104% of the cost for in-state students, which was $13,920. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Institutions is $85 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $3,770 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$20,626
2019 Value
2.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Special Focus Institutions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,626. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Special Focus Institutions grew by 2.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,010
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Institutions was of $9,010 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 0.558% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Institutions received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Institutions received 185,628 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.06% annual decline. Out of those 185,628 applicants, 112,372 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.5% acceptance rate.

There were 792,554 students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions in 2019, and 40.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Institutions has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
112,372
Accepted Out of 185,628

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Institutions was 60.5% (112,372 admissions from 185,628 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 60.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.06%, while admissions declined by −0.359%.

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SAT Scores

40.4%
Submission Percentage
8,963
Scores Submitted

40.4% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Institutions in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Institutions has a total enrollment of 792,554 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Institutions is 558,337 students and the part-time enrollment is 234,217. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Black or African American, 7.5% Asian, 3.16% Two or More Races, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.361% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.6%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (23%) and Asian Female (7.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 792,554 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Institutions is 558,337 and the part-time enrollment is 234,217. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2019 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 Special Focus Institutions was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (72%), Special Focus Institutions had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    354,903
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    123,727
  3. Black or African American
    115,004

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, 14.5% Black or African American, 7.5% Asian, 3.16% Two or More Races, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.361% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 57,299 students (7.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 82932 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Institutions. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Special Focus Institutions is white (119,118 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42291 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Institutions is Registered Nursing (25,543 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (3,522 degrees) and Talmudic Studies (2,119 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Institutions, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (15,384 degrees awarded), Health (143,478 degrees), and Communication Technologies (2,017 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 Special Focus Institutions are Registered nurses (1,389,353 people), Other managers (151,593 people), Medical & health services managers (151,125 people), Pharmacists (134,977 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (130,975 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (15,384 degrees awarded), Health (143,478 degrees), Communication Technologies (2,017 degrees), Transportation (3,488 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (17,844 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 Special Focus Institutions are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (15,384 degrees awarded), Health (143,478 degrees), Communication Technologies (2,017 degrees), Transportation (3,488 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (17,844 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,489,491 people), Elementary & secondary schools (392,137 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (259,026 people), Outpatient care centers (240,556 people), and Offices of physicians (229,238 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (15,384 degrees awarded), Health (143,478 degrees), Communication Technologies (2,017 degrees), Transportation (3,488 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (17,844 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 Special Focus Institutions.
Most Common
  1. 25543 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 3522 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 2119 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Institutions was Registered Nursing with 25543 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

88,835
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
171,767
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 88,835 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Institutions, which is 0.517 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (171,767).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 5103 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Institutions in Registered Nursing, which is 0.155 times less than the 32941 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32941 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Institutions in Registered Nursing, which is 6.46 times more than the 5103 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 40% of students graduating from Special Focus Institutions completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 (71.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Institutions is Female and Asian (71.5% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.16% of graduates (3470 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    119,118 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    42,291 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    35,297 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Institutions is white (119,118 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42291 degrees).

7.15% of degree recipients (18,642 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    75,170 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    43,948 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    29,634 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Institutions is white female (75,170 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (43,948 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Institutions has an endowment valued at nearly $10.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.17B (21.4k%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all .

In 2019, Special Focus Institutions had a total salary expenditure of $6.84M. Special Focus Institutions employs 7,724 Instructors, 7,325 Assistant professors, and 6,358 Professors. Most academics at Special Focus Institutions are Female Instructors (4,624), Female Assistant professors(4,600), and Male Professors (3,944).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions are: Management, with 19340 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 17721 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10845 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.1M
2019 Endowment
0.706%
decline from 2018

Special Focus Institutions have a median endowment valued at about $10.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Institutions declined 0.706% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.67B - Federal
  2. $850M - State
  3. $1.3B - Local

As of 2019, Special Focus Institutions received $4.67B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $850M from state grants and contracts, and $1.3B from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.89M
2019 Salaries
4.27%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Special Focus Institutions paid a median of $2.89M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($6.84M) and a 4.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.06% growth from 2017 and a 0.0942% growth from 2016.

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Instructional Salaries

$2.58B
Instructional Salaries
30,071
Number of Employees

In 2019, Special Focus Institutions paid a total of $2.58B to 30,071 employees working as instructors, which represents 8.48% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
7724 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19340 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions were Instructor with 7,724 employees; Assistant professor with 7,325 employees; and Assistant professor with 6,358 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions were Management with 19,340 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 17,721 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10,845 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions was Female Instructor with 4,624 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,600 employees, and Male Professor with 3,944 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Special Focus Institutions.

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