University of the Virgin Islands

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,631
2022 Average Net Price
$9,909
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.9%
612 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,636
60.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.6%
74 Graduates

About

University of the Virgin Islands is a higher education institution located in St. Thomas Island, VI. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of the Virgin Islands were Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2022, 269 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Virgin Islands. 72.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (182 degrees), 7.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Virgin Islands is $4,631, which is $−19,365 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of the Virgin Islands is $4,631, which is $−19,365 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,909.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending University of the Virgin Islands received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,631
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of the Virgin Islands was $4,631. The cost of tuition at University of the Virgin Islands is $−19,365 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,909
2022 Value
0.599%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of the Virgin Islands had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,909. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of the Virgin Islands grew by 0.599%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,637
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Virgin Islands was of $10,637 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
15%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at University of the Virgin Islands received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.82% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.44%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Virgin Islands was 3.44%, which represents 10 out of the 291 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of the Virgin Islands received 612 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.94% annual growth. Out of those 612 applicants, 593 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,636 students enrolled at University of the Virgin Islands in 2022. 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Virgin Islands has an overall enrollment yield of 42.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
593
Accepted Out of 612

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Virgin Islands was 96.9% (593 admissions from 612 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.94%, while admissions grew by 6.27%..

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage (2022)
90
Scores Submitted (2022)

36% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Virgin Islands in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Virgin Islands had a total enrollment of 1,636 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of the Virgin Islands is 985 students and the part-time enrollment is 651. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at University of the Virgin Islands are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Virgin Islands, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 6.97% White, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.489% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.428% Asian, and 0.0611% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of the Virgin Islands in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (49.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (45.1%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Virgin Islands in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,636 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Virgin Islands is 985 and the part-time enrollment is 651. This means that 60.2% of students enrolled at University of the Virgin Islands are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 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 the Virgin Islands was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of the Virgin Islands had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,115 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    196 enrolled students
  3. White
    114 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of the Virgin Islands is 68.2% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 6.97% White, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.489% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.428% Asian, and 0.0611% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 57 students (3.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 123 more women than men received degrees from University of the Virgin Islands. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the Virgin Islands is black or african american (182 degrees awarded). There were 7.91 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Virgin Islands is Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Virgin Islands, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (10 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees).

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 University of the Virgin Islands are Physicians (497,368 people), Other managers (292,180 people), Postsecondary teachers (284,708 people), Social workers, all other (252,649 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (227,132 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Virgin Islands in 2022 are Math & Statistics (10 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Psychology (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 the Virgin Islands are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of the Virgin Islands are Math & Statistics (10 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Psychology (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of the Virgin Islands are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (724,022 people), Elementary & secondary schools (681,552 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (626,572 people), Outpatient care centers (288,962 people), and Offices of physicians (267,212 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Virgin Islands are Math & Statistics (10 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Psychology (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of the Virgin Islands.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Virgin Islands was Registered Nursing with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

73
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Virgin Islands, which is 0.372 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 12 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Virgin Islands in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.429 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Virgin Islands in Registered Nursing, which is 16 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 7% of students graduating from University of the Virgin Islands completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of the Virgin Islands is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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 (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    182 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  3. White
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Virgin Islands is black or african american (182 degrees awarded). There were 7.91 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

2.23% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    128 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the Virgin Islands is black or african american female (128 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (54 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Virgin Islands has an endowment valued at nearly $53.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 2.07M (3.89%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of the Virgin Islands had a total salary expenditure of 78.1M. University of the Virgin Islands employs 57 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors and 17 Professors. Most academics at University of the Virgin Islands are Female Assistant professor (37), Male Assistant professor (20), and Male Professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Virgin Islands are: Business and Financial Operations, with 81 employees, Management, with 74 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

Endowment

$53.4M
2022 Endowment
38.9%
decline from 2021

University of the Virgin Islands has an endowment valued at about $53.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Virgin Islands declined 38.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.82M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.8M
2022 Salaries
18.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of the Virgin Islands paid a median of $38.8M in salaries, which represents 49.7% of their overall expenditure ($78.1M) and a 18.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.66M
Instructional Salaries
107
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of the Virgin Islands paid a total of $7.66M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
57 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Virgin Islands were Assistant professor with 57 employees, Associate professor with 23 employees, and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Virgin Islands were Business and Financial Operations with 81 employees, Management with 74 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Virgin Islands was Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of the Virgin Islands.

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