University of Bridgeport

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,550

2.6% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,733

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

57.8%

6,969 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,658

68.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

28.8%

171 Graduates

About

University of Bridgeport is a higher education institution located in Fairfield County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Bridgeport were General Psychology (97 degrees awarded), General Studies (69 degrees), and General Human Services (52 degrees).

In 2016, 1,669 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Bridgeport. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (542 degrees), 1.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (272 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Bridgeport is $29,550, which is $9,390 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Bridgeport is $29,550, which is $9,390 more 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 $24,733.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,550

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Bridgeport was $29,550. The cost of tuition at University of Bridgeport is $9,390 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$24,733

2016 Value

0.828%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Bridgeport had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,733. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Bridgeport grew by 0.828%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,755

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Bridgeport was of $10,755 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.32% 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

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of Bridgeport received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.65% with respect to 2015, when 86% 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.

10.3%

2015 Default Rate

130

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Bridgeport was 10.3%, which represents 130 out of the 1260 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

University of Bridgeport received 6,969 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.97% annual growth. Out of those 6,969 applicants, 4,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,658 students enrolled at University of Bridgeport in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Bridgeport has an overall enrollment yield of 12.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,027

Accepted Out of 6,969

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Bridgeport was 57.8% (4,027 admissions from 6,969 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 51.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.97%, while admissions grew by 16.1%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

435

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at University of Bridgeport in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Bridgeport has a total enrollment of 5,658 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Bridgeport is 3,900 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,758. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at University of Bridgeport are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Bridgeport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.8% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Bridgeport in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (22.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%) and White Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.5%), followed by White Male (11.5%) and Black or African American Female (4.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Bridgeport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,658 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Bridgeport is 3,900 and the part-time enrollment is 1,758. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at University of Bridgeport are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 University of Bridgeport was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Bridgeport had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,684

  2. Black or African American

    1,234

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    710

The enrolled student population at University of Bridgeport is 29.8% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.707% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.159% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 207 more women than men received degrees from University of Bridgeport. The majority of degree recipients at University of Bridgeport are white (542 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (272 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Bridgeport is General Psychology (97 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (69 degrees) and General Human Services (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Bridgeport, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (251 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (68 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 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 University of Bridgeport are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,001,339 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (758,620 people), Miscellaneous managers (608,871 people), Secondary school teachers (322,997 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (321,867 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Bridgeport are Engineering (251 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (68 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), Education (193 degrees), and Psychology (97 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 University of Bridgeport are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Bridgeport are Engineering (251 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (68 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), Education (193 degrees), and Psychology (97 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 University of Bridgeport are Elementary & secondary schools (3,074,327 people), Computer Systems Design (905,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (533,173 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (441,562 people), and Hospitals (395,192 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Bridgeport are Engineering (251 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (68 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (159 degrees), Education (193 degrees), and Psychology (97 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 97 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Bridgeport was General Psychology with 97 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 731

  2. 938

In 2016, 731 degrees were awarded to men at University of Bridgeport, which is 0.779 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (938).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 109 degrees were awarded to men at University of Bridgeport in Computer Science, which is 2.18 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 95 degrees were awarded to women at University of Bridgeport in Dental Hygiene, which is 31.7 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 20% of students graduating from University of Bridgeport completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (44.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Bridgeport is Male and White (44.4% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    542 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Bridgeport is white (542 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (272 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    386 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    199 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    156 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Bridgeport is white female (386 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (199 degrees).

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Operations

University of Bridgeport has an endowment valued at nearly $33.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.21M (3.59%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Bridgeport had a total expenditure of $92.5M. Of that $92.5M, they spent $37.6M on salaries and $92.5M on benefits.

University of Bridgeport employs 50 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors, and 22 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Bridgeport are Male Associate professors (32), Female Assistant professors(25), and Female Associate professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Bridgeport are: Management, with 125 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 117 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.6M

2015 Endowment

9.52%

growth from 2014

University of Bridgeport has an endowment valued at about $33.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Bridgeport grew 9.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.75M 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. $1.31M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Bridgeport received $1.31M 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

Primary Expenses

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$37.6M

Salary Expenditure

$92.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Bridgeport had a total expenditure of $92.5M. Of that $92.5M, they spent $37.6M on salaries and $92.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$37.6M

2015 Salaries

8.87%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Bridgeport paid a median of $37.6M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($92.5M) and a 8.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.3% growth from 2013 and a 7.41% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.62M

Instructional Salaries

128

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Bridgeport paid a total of $9.62M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% 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

50 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

125 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Bridgeport were Associate professor with 50 employees; Assistant professor with 39 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Bridgeport were Management with 125 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 117 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Bridgeport was Male Associate professor with 32 employees, Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Female Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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