The Sage Colleges

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,364

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,639

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.82%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

55.6%

1,813 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,525

63.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.9%

171 Graduates

About

The Sage Colleges is a higher education institution located in Rensselaer County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The Sage Colleges were Registered Nursing (88 degrees awarded), General Psychology (37 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

In 2017, 883 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Sage Colleges. 82.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (629 degrees), 8.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Sage Colleges is $28,364, which is $7,631 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The Sage Colleges is $28,364, which is $7,631 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,639.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,364

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The Sage Colleges was $28,364. The cost of tuition at The Sage Colleges is $7,631 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,639

2017 Value

2.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The Sage Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,639. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The Sage Colleges grew by 2.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,710

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Sage Colleges was of $9,710 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.04% 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

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at The Sage Colleges received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.49% with respect to 2016, when 89% 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.

5.82%

2016 Default Rate

51

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The Sage Colleges was 5.82%, which represents 51 out of the 876 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

The Sage Colleges received 1,813 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 14.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,813 applicants, 1,008 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,525 students enrolled at The Sage Colleges in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Sage Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,008

Accepted Out of 1,813

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Sage Colleges was 55.6% (1,008 admissions from 1,813 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -14.4%, while admissions declined by -17.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at The Sage Colleges in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The Sage Colleges has a total enrollment of 2,525 students. The full-time enrollment at The Sage Colleges is 1,598 students and the part-time enrollment is 927. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at The Sage Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Sage Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.7% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0792% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The Sage Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (53.4%), followed by White Male (10.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59.7%), followed by White Male (11.5%) and Black or African American Female (4.07%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Sage Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,525 students. The full-time enrollment at The Sage Colleges is 1,598 and the part-time enrollment is 927. This means that 63.3% of students enrolled at The Sage Colleges are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 The Sage Colleges was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), The Sage Colleges had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,609

  2. Black or African American

    272

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    192

The enrolled student population at The Sage Colleges is 63.7% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 7.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.8% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0792% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 274 students (10.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 579 more women than men received degrees from The Sage Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at The Sage Colleges are white (629 degrees awarded). There were 8.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Sage Colleges is Registered Nursing (88 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (37 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The Sage Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (161 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees), and Education (108 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 The Sage Colleges are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,085,743 people), Registered nurses (1,464,334 people), Physicians (556,708 people), Secondary school teachers (346,618 people), and Education administrators (333,599 people).

The most specialized majors at The Sage Colleges are Psychology (161 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees), Education (108 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), and Health (274 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 The Sage Colleges are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at The Sage Colleges are Psychology (161 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees), Education (108 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), and Health (274 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 The Sage Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (3,300,185 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,143,621 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (710,115 people), Outpatient care centers (432,666 people), and Offices of physicians (432,423 people).

The most specialized majors at The Sage Colleges are Psychology (161 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (76 degrees), Education (108 degrees), Biology (47 degrees), and Health (274 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 The Sage Colleges.

Most Common

  1. 88 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Sage Colleges was Registered Nursing with 88 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 152

  2. 731

In 2017, 152 degrees were awarded to men at The Sage Colleges, which is 0.208 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (731).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 31 degrees were awarded to men at The Sage Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.596 times less than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 107 degrees were awarded to women at The Sage Colleges in Other Psychology, which is 6.29 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 50% of students graduating from The Sage Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The Sage Colleges is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 11.1% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    629 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    73 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Sage Colleges is white (629 degrees awarded). There were 8.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (73 degrees).

8.27% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    530 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    99 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The Sage Colleges is white female (530 degrees awarded). There were 5.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (99 degrees).

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Operations

The Sage Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $35.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.23M (9.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, The Sage Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $52.9M. The Sage Colleges employs 55 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 19 Lecturers. Most academics at The Sage Colleges are Female Assistant professors (40), Female Associate professors(28), and Female Lecturers (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Sage Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.1M

2017 Endowment

8.78%

growth from 2016

The Sage Colleges has an endowment valued at about $35.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The Sage Colleges grew 8.78% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.97M 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. $471k - Federal

  2. $1.38M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, The Sage Colleges received $471k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.38M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.6M

2017 Salaries

2.86%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The Sage Colleges paid a median of $25.6M in salaries, which represents 48.4% of their overall expenditure ($52.9M) and a 2.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.89% growth from 2015 and a 3.01% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.67M

Instructional Salaries

132

Number of Employees

In 2017, The Sage Colleges paid a total of $7.67M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

62 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Sage Colleges were Assistant professor with 55 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Sage Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; Management with 56 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Sage Colleges was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Lecturer with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The Sage Colleges.

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