Union University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,480

3.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,162

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.73%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60%

2,634 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,377

66.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.5%

320 Graduates

About

Union University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Union University were Registered Nursing (139 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (103 degrees), and Social Work (34 degrees).

In 2017, 1,071 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Union University. 66.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (756 degrees), 3.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (211 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $30,480, which is $3,980 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Union University is $30,480, which is $3,980 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,162.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,480

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Union University was $30,480. The cost of tuition at Union University is $3,980 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$25,162

2017 Value

2.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Union University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,162. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Union University grew by 2.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,825

Room and Board

$1,250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Union University was of $9,825 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.58% 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

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Union University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

4.73%

2016 Default Rate

49

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Union University was 4.73%, which represents 49 out of the 1035 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

Union University received 2,634 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 30.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,634 applicants, 1,580 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 3,377 students enrolled at Union University in 2017, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Union University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,580

Accepted Out of 2,634

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Union University was 60% (1,580 admissions from 2,634 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 30.9%, while admissions grew by 25.5%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

46

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Union University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Union University has a total enrollment of 3,377 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 2,242 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,135. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.2% White, 21.3% Black or African American, 2.25% Asian, 2.13% Hispanic or Latino, 0.651% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Union University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.5%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (7.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.8%) and White Male (20.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Union University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,377 students. The full-time enrollment at Union University is 2,242 and the part-time enrollment is 1,135. This means that 66.4% of students enrolled at Union University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

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 Union University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Union University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,370

  2. Black or African American

    718

  3. Asian

    76

The enrolled student population at Union University is 70.2% White, 21.3% Black or African American, 2.25% Asian, 2.13% Hispanic or Latino, 0.651% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 355 more women than men received degrees from Union University. The majority of degree recipients at Union University are white (756 degrees awarded). There were 3.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (211 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Union University is Registered Nursing (139 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (103 degrees) and Social Work (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Union University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 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 Union University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,892,516 people), Registered nurses (1,345,367 people), Secondary school teachers (302,323 people), Education administrators (269,365 people), and Social workers, all other (209,529 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Education (221 degrees), and Health (302 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 Union University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Education (221 degrees), and Health (302 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 Union University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,886,754 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,555,876 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,914 people), Outpatient care centers (275,021 people), and Offices of physicians (213,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Union University are Theology (32 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (84 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Education (221 degrees), and Health (302 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 139 degrees awarded

  2. 103 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Union University was Registered Nursing with 139 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 358

  2. 713

In 2017, 358 degrees were awarded to men at Union University, which is 0.502 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (713).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Union University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 114 degrees were awarded to women at Union University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.56 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from Union University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Union University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (90% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.25% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    756 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    211 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Union University is white (756 degrees awarded). There were 3.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (211 degrees).

4.2% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    484 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Union University is white female (484 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

Union University has an endowment valued at nearly $40.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.46M (8.54%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Union University had a total salary expenditure of $64.9M. Union University employs 91 Professors, 73 Assistant professors, and 51 Associate professors. Most academics at Union University are Male Professors (64), Female Assistant professors(46), and Male Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, Service, with 40 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.5M

2017 Endowment

6.49%

growth from 2016

Union University has an endowment valued at about $40.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Union University grew 6.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $246M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $239k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Union University received $239k 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

$32.9M

2017 Salaries

0.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Union University paid a median of $32.9M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($64.9M) and a 0.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.212% decline from 2015 and a 4.24% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.2M

Instructional Salaries

228

Number of Employees

In 2017, Union University paid a total of $17.2M to 228 employees working as instructors, which represents 52.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

91 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

49 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Union University were Professor with 91 employees; Assistant professor with 73 employees; and Assistant professor with 51 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Union University were Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees; Service with 40 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Union University was Male Professor with 64 employees, Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Union University.

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