Baccalaureate Colleges

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,999

2.25% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,691

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

53.2%

1,386,429 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

953,701

81% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

57.6%

104,537 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (13,530 degrees awarded), General Psychology (11,156 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (10,233 degrees).

In 2016, 205,927 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (132,427 degrees), 5.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22375 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $23,999, which is $12,989 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,415, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $10,447 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $23,999, which is $12,959 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $24,415, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $10,447 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 $20,691.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,999

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges was $24,415, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, which was $23,999. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $10,447 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $12,959 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$20,691

2016 Value

2.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Baccalaureate Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,691. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges grew by 2.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,022

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges was of $9,022 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 2.62% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2015, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges received 1,386,429 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.2% annual growth. Out of those 1,386,429 applicants, 738,208 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.2% acceptance rate.

There were 953,701 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2016, and 43.9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 24.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

738,208

Accepted Out of 1,386,429

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges was 53.2% (738,208 admissions from 1,386,429 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.2%, while admissions grew by 4.63%.

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SAT Scores

43.9%

Submission Percentage

62,993

Scores Submitted

43.9% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges has a total enrollment of 953,701 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 772,102 students and the part-time enrollment is 181,599. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 953,701 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 772,102 and the part-time enrollment is 181,599. This means that 81% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Baccalaureate Colleges was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (74%), Baccalaureate Colleges had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    530,685

  2. Black or African American

    133,057

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    118,160

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.69% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 53,832 students (5.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 37579 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges are white (132,427 degrees awarded). There were 5.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22375 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (13,530 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (11,156 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (10,233 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,331 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,757 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (4,194 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 are Elementary & middle school teachers (244,796 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,492 people), Postsecondary teachers (152,088 people), Miscellaneous managers (129,701 people), and Secondary school teachers (80,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,331 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,757 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4,194 degrees), History (4,046 degrees), and English (6,702 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 Baccalaureate Colleges are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,331 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,757 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4,194 degrees), History (4,046 degrees), and English (6,702 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 are Elementary & secondary schools (431,824 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (289,745 people), Legal services (162,611 people), Hospitals (95,778 people), and Computer Systems Design (90,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,331 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,757 degrees), Language & Linguistics (4,194 degrees), History (4,046 degrees), and English (6,702 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.

Most Common

  1. 13530 degrees awarded

  2. 11156 degrees awarded

  3. 10233 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 13530 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 84,174

  2. 121,753

In 2016, 84,174 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges, which is 0.691 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (121,753).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 8329 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 7343 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 8756 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Psychology, which is 3.59 times more than the 2439 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (74.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges is Female and Asian (74.1% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 3.89% of graduates (4069 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    132,427 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22,375 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19,648 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges is white (132,427 degrees awarded). There were 5.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22375 degrees).

4.15% of degree recipients (8,537 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    77,393 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    55,034 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    14,036 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges is white female (77,393 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (55,034 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $33.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.66B (7.9k%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all .

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges had a total expenditure of $34.6M. Of that $34.6M, they spent $13.3M on salaries and $34.6M on benefits.

Baccalaureate Colleges employs 15,685 Assistant professors, 14,025 Professors, and 13,890 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges are Male Professors (8,912), Female Assistant professors(8,239), and Male Associate professors (7,451).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 20183 employees, Service, with 18844 employees, and Management with 17546 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.6M

2015 Endowment

2.12%

growth from 2014

Baccalaureate Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $33.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges grew 2.12% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $697M - Federal

  2. $262M - State

  3. $19.6M - Local

As of 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges received $697M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $262M from state grants and contracts, and $19.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$13.3M

Salary Expenditure

$34.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges had a total expenditure of $34.6M. Of that $34.6M, they spent $13.3M on salaries and $34.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Baccalaureate Colleges as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.3M

2015 Salaries

2.9%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($34.6M) and a 2.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.25% decline from 2013 and a 2.63% growth from 2012.

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Instructional Salaries

$3.75B

Instructional Salaries

51,251

Number of Employees

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a total of $3.75B to 51,251 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

15685 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

20183 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Assistant professor with 15,685 employees; Professor with 14,025 employees; and Professor with 13,890 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 20,183 employees; Service with 18,844 employees; and Management with 17,546 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges was Male Professor with 8,912 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8,239 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7,451 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Baccalaureate Colleges.

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