Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,344

0.891% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,884

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.9%

819,466 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,403,990

65.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.6%

61,011 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were General Business Administration & Management (19,499 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (17,382 degrees), and General Psychology (11,256 degrees).

In 2017, 352,151 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (175,301 degrees), 3.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (50297 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $13,344, which is $2,644 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,649, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,577 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $13,344, which is $2,578 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $19,649, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,577 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,072.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,884.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,344

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was $19,649, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, which was $13,344. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is $5,577 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $2,578 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$18,884

2017 Value

4.54%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,884. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity grew by 4.54%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,611

Room and Board

$1,238

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was of $9,611 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,238. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.13% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received 819,466 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.08% annual growth. Out of those 819,466 applicants, 532,226 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,403,990 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in 2017, and 53.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

532,226

Accepted Out of 819,466

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was 64.9% (532,226 admissions from 819,466 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.08%, while admissions grew by 4.97%.

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SAT Scores

53.4%

Submission Percentage

71,342

Scores Submitted

53.4% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has a total enrollment of 1,403,990 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 919,977 students and the part-time enrollment is 484,013. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.2% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 4.98% Asian, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.428% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,403,990 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 919,977 and the part-time enrollment is 484,013. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    634,733

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    232,605

  3. Black or African American

    223,759

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is 45.2% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 4.98% Asian, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.428% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 132,939 students (9.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 91795 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity. The majority of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are white (175,301 degrees awarded). There were 3.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (50297 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is General Business Administration & Management (19,499 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (17,382 degrees) and General Psychology (11,256 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (46,999 degrees awarded), Theology (4,163 degrees), and Psychology (21,571 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,952,315 people), Secondary school teachers (308,927 people), Education administrators (297,319 people), Social workers, all other (276,056 people), and Other managers (170,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Education (46,999 degrees awarded), Theology (4,163 degrees), Psychology (21,571 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,003 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11,466 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Education (46,999 degrees awarded), Theology (4,163 degrees), Psychology (21,571 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,003 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11,466 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Elementary & secondary schools (2,987,692 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (384,629 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (310,095 people), Individual & family services (243,970 people), and Outpatient care centers (206,817 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Education (46,999 degrees awarded), Theology (4,163 degrees), Psychology (21,571 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,003 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11,466 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

Most Common

  1. 19499 degrees awarded

  2. 17382 degrees awarded

  3. 11256 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was General Business Administration & Management with 19499 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 130,178

  2. 221,973

In 2017, 130,178 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity, which is 0.586 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (221,973).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19240 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.997 times less than the 19289 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 19625 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity in Registered Nursing, which is 6.68 times more than the 2937 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27.5%

100% Completion Time

51.5%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 27.5% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51.5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (65.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is Female and Asian (65.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 6.3% of graduates (3842 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    175,301 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    50,297 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    49,355 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white (175,301 degrees awarded). There were 3.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (50297 degrees).

7.85% of degree recipients (27,647 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    109,590 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    65,711 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    35,950 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity is white female (109,590 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65,711 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an endowment valued at nearly $69.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.43B (2.05k%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had a total expenditure of $181M. Of that $181M, they spent $70.9M on salaries and $181M on benefits.

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity employs 10,628 Assistant professors, 10,568 Associate professors, and 10,133 Professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are Male Professors (6,547), Female Assistant professors(5,688), and Male Associate professors (5,474).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity are: Office and Administrative Support, with 17666 employees, Management, with 14444 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11330 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$69.8M

2017 Endowment

4.86%

growth from 2016

Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity has an endowment valued at about $69.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity grew 4.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $217M 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. $653M - Federal

  2. $279M - State

  3. $19.9M - Local

As of 2017, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity received $653M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $279M from state grants and contracts, and $19.9M 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.

$70.9M

Salary Expenditure

$181M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity had a total expenditure of $181M. Of that $181M, they spent $70.9M on salaries and $181M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$70.9M

2017 Salaries

0.858%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity paid a median of $70.9M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($181M) and a 0.858% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0389% growth from 2015 and a 3.29% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.25B

Instructional Salaries

39,368

Number of Employees

In 2017, Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity paid a total of $3.25B to 39,368 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $64.9M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

10628 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

17666 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were Assistant professor with 10,628 employees; Associate professor with 10,568 employees; and Associate professor with 10,133 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity were Office and Administrative Support with 17,666 employees; Management with 14,444 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11,330 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity was Male Professor with 6,547 employees, Female Assistant professor with 5,688 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5,474 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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