Husson University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,530

2.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,429

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.13%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

86.3%

2,476 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,648

75.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.1%

246 Graduates

About

Husson University is a higher education institution located in Penobscot County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Husson University were General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees awarded), General Health Services (62 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (62 degrees).

In 2017, 882 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Husson University. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (767 degrees), 25.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Husson University is $16,530, which is $-4,203 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Husson University is $16,530, which is $-4,203 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,429.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,530

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Husson University was $16,530. The cost of tuition at Husson University is $-4,203 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,429

2017 Value

1.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Husson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,429. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Husson University grew by 1.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,560

Room and Board

$1,150

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Husson University was of $9,560 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 1.58% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Husson University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.44% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

8.13%

2016 Default Rate

76

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Husson University was 8.13%, which represents 76 out of the 935 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Husson University received 2,476 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.65% annual growth. Out of those 2,476 applicants, 2,136 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,648 students enrolled at Husson University in 2017, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Husson University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,136

Accepted Out of 2,476

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Husson University was 86.3% (2,136 admissions from 2,476 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 80.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.65%, while admissions grew by 8.21%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

515

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Husson University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Husson University has a total enrollment of 3,648 students. The full-time enrollment at Husson University is 2,754 students and the part-time enrollment is 894. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Husson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Husson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.2% White, 3.95% Black or African American, 1.75% Asian, 1.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.302% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Husson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (36.8%) and Black or African American Male (3.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Husson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,648 students. The full-time enrollment at Husson University is 2,754 and the part-time enrollment is 894. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Husson University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and 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 Husson University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Husson University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,070

  2. Black or African American

    144

  3. Asian

    64

The enrolled student population at Husson University is 84.2% White, 3.95% Black or African American, 1.75% Asian, 1.64% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 0.302% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.192% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 144 more women than men received degrees from Husson University. The majority of degree recipients at Husson University are white (767 degrees awarded). There were 25.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Husson University is General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (62 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (62 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Husson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (98 degrees), and Legal (22 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 Husson University are Registered nurses (1,381,249 people), Accountants & auditors (1,099,967 people), Other managers (662,126 people), Financial managers (424,929 people), and Chief executives & legislators (320,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (98 degrees), Legal (22 degrees), Business (266 degrees), and Health (304 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Husson University are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (98 degrees), Legal (22 degrees), Business (266 degrees), and Health (304 degrees).

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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 Husson University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,711,209 people), Elementary & secondary schools (673,766 people), Banking & related activities (491,703 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (463,687 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (441,135 people).

The most specialized majors at Husson University are Communication Technologies (51 degrees awarded), Protective Services (98 degrees), Legal (22 degrees), Business (266 degrees), and Health (304 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Husson University was General Business Administration & Management with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 369

  2. 513

In 2017, 369 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University, which is 0.719 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (513).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Husson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 97 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Husson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from Husson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Husson University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    767 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Husson University is white (767 degrees awarded). There were 25.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

0.34% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    457 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    310 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Husson University is white female (457 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (310 degrees).

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Operations

Husson University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.62M (15.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Husson University had a total salary expenditure of $53.5M. Husson University employs 57 Assistant professors, 41 Associate professors, and 22 Instructors. Most academics at Husson University are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Associate professors(27), and Male Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Husson University are: Service, with 79 employees, Management, with 61 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.3M

2017 Endowment

22.5%

growth from 2016

Husson University has an endowment valued at about $17.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Husson University grew 22.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $917k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Husson University received $917k 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

Salary Expenditure

$26.4M

2017 Salaries

4.86%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Husson University paid a median of $26.4M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($53.5M) and a 4.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.79% growth from 2015 and a 0% growth from N/A.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.22M

Instructional Salaries

130

Number of Employees

In 2017, Husson University paid a total of $9.22M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

57 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

79 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Husson University were Assistant professor with 57 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Husson University were Service with 79 employees; Management with 61 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 24 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Husson University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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