Stephen F Austin State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,808

2.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,987

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.01%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

62.4%

11,382 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,742

80.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.2%

1,007 Graduates

About

Stephen F Austin State University is a higher education institution located in Nacogdoches County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephen F Austin State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (212 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (169 degrees), and Registered Nursing (136 degrees).

In 2016, 2,677 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephen F Austin State University. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,673 degrees), 3.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $5,808, which is $-14,352 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $5,808, which is $-14,352 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,987.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,808

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University was $5,808. The cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $-14,352 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,987

2016 Value

16.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Stephen F Austin State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,987. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Stephen F Austin State University grew by 16.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,868

Room and Board

$1,192

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephen F Austin State University was of $8,868 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,192. The cost of room and board did not change 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

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Stephen F Austin State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.62% with respect to 2015, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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9.01%

2015 Default Rate

317

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Stephen F Austin State University was 9.01%, which represents 317 out of the 3519 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

Stephen F Austin State University received 11,382 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 11,382 applicants, 7,108 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.4% acceptance rate.

There were 12,742 students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in 2016, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephen F Austin State University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,108

Accepted Out of 11,382

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephen F Austin State University was 62.4% (7,108 admissions from 11,382 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 61.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants stayed by 0%, while admissions grew by 1.43%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

1,689

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Stephen F Austin State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephen F Austin State University has a total enrollment of 12,742 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 10,204 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,538. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.6% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0785% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,742 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 10,204 and the part-time enrollment is 2,538. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Stephen F Austin State University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Stephen F Austin State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,464

  2. Black or African American

    2,303

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,104

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University is 58.6% White, 18.1% Black or African American, 16.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0785% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 101 students (0.793%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 841 more women than men received degrees from Stephen F Austin State University. The majority of degree recipients at Stephen F Austin State University are white (1,673 degrees awarded). There were 3.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (212 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (169 degrees) and Registered Nursing (136 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephen F Austin State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (193 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (222 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 Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (136,948 people), Miscellaneous managers (122,337 people), Registered nurses (55,368 people), Physicians & surgeons (54,685 people), and Postsecondary teachers (46,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (193 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (222 degrees), Human Sciences (127 degrees), and Agriculture (61 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 Stephen F Austin State University are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (193 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (222 degrees), Human Sciences (127 degrees), and Agriculture (61 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 Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & secondary schools (241,747 people), Hospitals (184,397 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (125,675 people), Outpatient care centers (58,548 people), and Construction (56,402 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (193 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (64 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (222 degrees), Human Sciences (127 degrees), and Agriculture (61 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 Stephen F Austin State University.

Most Common

  1. 212 degrees awarded

  2. 169 degrees awarded

  3. 136 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 212 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 918

  2. 1,759

In 2016, 918 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University, which is 0.522 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,759).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.11 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 196 degrees were awarded to women at Stephen F Austin State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 10.9 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% of students graduating from Stephen F Austin State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephen F Austin State University is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.98% of graduates (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,673 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    509 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    322 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephen F Austin State University is white (1,673 degrees awarded). There were 3.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (509 degrees).

1.57% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,082 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    591 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    364 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stephen F Austin State University is white female (1,082 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (591 degrees).

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Operations

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $114k (0.153%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Stephen F Austin State University had a total expenditure of $216M. Of that $216M, they spent $92.4M on salaries and $216M on benefits.

Stephen F Austin State University employs 137 Associate professors, 135 Assistant professors, and 132 Professors. Most academics at Stephen F Austin State University are Male Professors (95), Male Associate professors(79), and Female Assistant professors (69).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 193 employees, Service, with 173 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.3M

2015 Endowment

4.61%

growth from 2014

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at about $74.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephen F Austin State University grew 4.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.68M - Federal

  2. $10.1M - State

  3. $408k - Local

As of 2015, Stephen F Austin State University received $5.68M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.1M from state grants and contracts, and $408k 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.

$92.4M

Salary Expenditure

$216M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Stephen F Austin State University had a total expenditure of $216M. Of that $216M, they spent $92.4M on salaries and $216M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Stephen F Austin State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$92.4M

2015 Salaries

2.05%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Stephen F Austin State University paid a median of $92.4M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($216M) and a 2.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2013 and a 1.67% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.9M

Instructional Salaries

497

Number of Employees

In 2015, Stephen F Austin State University paid a total of $33.9M to 497 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

137 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

193 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Associate professor with 137 employees; Assistant professor with 135 employees; and Assistant professor with 132 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Office and Administrative Support with 193 employees; Service with 173 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University was Male Professor with 95 employees, Male Associate professor with 79 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 69 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Stephen F Austin State University.

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