Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,438
3.52% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$23,919
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
48.5%
892,879 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
400,393
92.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
71.2%
69,583 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were General Psychology (6,832 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (6,731 degrees), and General Economics (5,209 degrees).

In 2017, 103,774 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (68,713 degrees), 8.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8427 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $38,438, which is $27,738 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $38,438, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $24,366 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $38,438, which is $27,672 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $38,438, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $24,366 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 $23,919.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,438
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was $38,438, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $38,438. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $24,366 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $27,672 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$23,919
2017 Value
1.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,919. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus grew by 1.6%.

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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

$10,565
Room and Board
$1,020
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was of $10,565 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,020. The cost of room and board increased by 3.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.17% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received 892,879 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.224% annual growth. Out of those 892,879 applicants, 433,477 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.5% acceptance rate.

There were 400,393 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2017, and 47.7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
433,477
Accepted Out of 892,879

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 48.5% (433,477 admissions from 892,879 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.224%, while admissions grew by 0.409%.

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SAT Scores

47.7%
Submission Percentage
36,203
Scores Submitted

47.7% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has a total enrollment of 400,393 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 371,591 students and the part-time enrollment is 28,802. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 11% Black or African American, 8.88% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.636% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.2%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (23%) and Black or African American Female (7.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 400,393 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 371,591 and the part-time enrollment is 28,802. This means that 92.8% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    247,053
  2. Black or African American
    44,096
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    35,544

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 61.7% White, 11% Black or African American, 8.88% Hispanic or Latino, 4.13% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.636% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.122% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 17,205 students (4.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 17970 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. The majority of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are white (68,713 degrees awarded). There were 8.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8427 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is General Psychology (6,832 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (6,731 degrees) and General Economics (5,209 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,766 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,841 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3,775 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Elementary & middle school teachers (243,991 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (203,957 people), Postsecondary teachers (145,054 people), Other managers (121,645 people), and Secondary school teachers (89,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,766 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,841 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), History (2,940 degrees), and English (5,136 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,766 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,841 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), History (2,940 degrees), and English (5,136 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Elementary & secondary schools (447,003 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (277,224 people), Legal services (164,135 people), Computer Systems Design (96,529 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (94,160 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Cultural & Gender Studies (1,766 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,841 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), History (2,940 degrees), and English (5,136 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.
Most Common
  1. 6832 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6731 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5209 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was General Psychology with 6832 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 42,902
  2. 60,872

In 2017, 42,902 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, which is 0.705 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (60,872).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 3457 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Economics, which is 1.96 times more than the 1762 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 5422 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Psychology, which is 3.79 times more than the 1432 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 62% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges 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 (81.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is Female and Asian (81.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.91% of graduates (2724 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    68,713 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8,427 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8,018 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white (68,713 degrees awarded). There were 8.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8427 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (4,415 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    39,616 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    29,097 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    5,143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white female (39,616 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (29,097 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at nearly $112M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.83B (7.01k%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a total salary expenditure of $56.2M. Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus employs 9,618 Professors, 8,823 Assistant professors, and 8,718 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Male Professors (5,994), Female Assistant professors(4,711), and Male Associate professors (4,531).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are: Service, with 13145 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11785 employees, and Management with 10537 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$112M
2017 Endowment
4.22%
growth from 2016

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at about $112M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus grew 4.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $74.6M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $404M - Federal
  2. $89.6M - State
  3. $2.34M - Local

As of 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received $404M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $89.6M from state grants and contracts, and $2.34M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.2M
2017 Salaries
5.71%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a median of $23.2M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($56.2M) and a 5.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.05% decline from 2015 and a 3.88% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.58B
Instructional Salaries
31,042
Number of Employees

In 2017, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a total of $2.58B to 31,042 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (34.4%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
9618 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13145 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Professor with 9,618 employees; Assistant professor with 8,823 employees; and Assistant professor with 8,718 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Service with 13,145 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 11,785 employees; and Management with 10,537 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was Male Professor with 5,994 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,711 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4,531 employees.

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