Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,131

2.6% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,324

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.1%

270,231 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

362,710

71.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.2%

24,152 Graduates

About

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were General Business Administration & Management (5,565 degrees awarded), General Psychology (4,627 degrees), and Registered Nursing (3,650 degrees).

In 2016, 82,709 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (50,512 degrees), 4.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10161 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $17,131, which is $6,121 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $18,936, which is 111% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,968 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $17,131, which is $6,091 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $18,936, which is 111% of the cost for in-state students, and is $4,968 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,324.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,131

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was $18,936, which is 111% of the cost for in-state students, which was $17,131. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is $4,968 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $6,091 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$18,324

2016 Value

0.707%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,324. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew by 0.707%.

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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

$8,374

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was of $8,374 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.53% 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

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.22% with respect to 2015, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received 270,231 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.68% annual growth. Out of those 270,231 applicants, 173,165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.1% acceptance rate.

There were 362,710 students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2016, and 46.6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

173,165

Accepted Out of 270,231

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was 64.1% (173,165 admissions from 270,231 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.68%, while admissions grew by 3.97%.

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SAT Scores

46.6%

Submission Percentage

18,703

Scores Submitted

46.6% of enrolled first-time students at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has a total enrollment of 362,710 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 260,797 students and the part-time enrollment is 101,913. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.8% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.74% Two or More Races, 0.649% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.7%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 362,710 students. The full-time enrollment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 260,797 and the part-time enrollment is 101,913. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    204,504

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    52,583

  3. Black or African American

    49,980

The enrolled student population at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is 56.4% White, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, 13.8% Black or African American, 3.03% Asian, 2.74% Two or More Races, 0.649% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.477% 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.

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, 17,443 students (4.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 19783 more women than men received degrees from Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. The majority of degree recipients at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are white (50,512 degrees awarded). There were 4.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10161 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is General Business Administration & Management (5,565 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (4,627 degrees) and Registered Nursing (3,650 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (1,521 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (905 degrees), and Psychology (5,458 degrees).

Workforce

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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Miscellaneous managers (245,035 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (205,422 people), Counselors (180,379 people), Social workers (138,729 people), and Clergy (125,279 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,521 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (905 degrees), Psychology (5,458 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (465 degrees), and Communications (3,271 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Financial analysts, Pharmacists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,521 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (905 degrees), Psychology (5,458 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (465 degrees), and Communications (3,271 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Elementary & secondary schools (474,635 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,449 people), Hospitals (245,431 people), Religious organizations (156,539 people), and Individual & family services (149,202 people).

The most specialized majors at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Theology (1,521 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (905 degrees), Psychology (5,458 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (465 degrees), and Communications (3,271 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

Most Common

  1. 5565 degrees awarded

  2. 4627 degrees awarded

  3. 3650 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was General Business Administration & Management with 5565 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 31,463

  2. 51,246

In 2016, 31,463 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs, which is 0.614 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (51,246).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 4133 degrees were awarded to men at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 3866 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 3866 degrees were awarded to women at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.935 times less than the 4133 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

45.5%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 26% of students graduating from Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45.5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46.5% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (59.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is Female and White (59.2% 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.

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, 3.64% of graduates (880 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    50,512 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,161 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10,130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white (50,512 degrees awarded). There were 4.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (10161 degrees).

4.62% of degree recipients (3,824 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    30,768 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    19,744 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    6,879 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs is white female (30,768 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (19,744 degrees).

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Operations

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at nearly $16.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $153M (925%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a total expenditure of $37.5M. Of that $37.5M, they spent $15.2M on salaries and $37.5M on benefits.

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs employs 4,440 Assistant professors, 3,786 Associate professors, and 3,234 Professors. Most academics at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are Female Assistant professors (2,341), Male Associate professors(2,125), and Male Assistant professors (2,099).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs are: Office and Administrative Support, with 5335 employees, Management, with 4612 employees, and Service with 3745 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.5M

2015 Endowment

11.6%

growth from 2014

Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs has an endowment valued at about $16.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $313M - Federal

  2. $87.2M - State

  3. $10.7M - Local

As of 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs received $313M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $87.2M from state grants and contracts, and $10.7M 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.

$15.2M

Salary Expenditure

$37.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs had a total expenditure of $37.5M. Of that $37.5M, they spent $15.2M on salaries and $37.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.2M

2015 Salaries

2.53%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a median of $15.2M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($37.5M) and a 2.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.21% decline from 2013 and a 0.269% 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

$904M

Instructional Salaries

13,476

Number of Employees

In 2015, Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs paid a total of $904M to 13,476 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

4440 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

5335 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Assistant professor with 4,440 employees; Associate professor with 3,786 employees; and Associate professor with 3,234 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs were Office and Administrative Support with 5,335 employees; Management with 4,612 employees; and Service with 3,745 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs was Female Assistant professor with 2,341 employees, Male Associate professor with 2,125 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2,099 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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