Doctoral Universities

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,502

3.36% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,269

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

51%

5,866,784 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,592,316

78% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.4%

508,764 Graduates

About

Doctoral Universities is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Doctoral Universities were General Psychology (55,500 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (49,930 degrees), and Registered Nursing (49,278 degrees).

In 2017, 1,750,872 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Doctoral Universities. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (946,209 degrees), 4.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (194350 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Doctoral Universities is $11,502, which is $802 more than than the national median of $10,700. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $26,500, which is 230% of the cost for in-state students, and is $12,428 more than than the national median $14,072.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $11,502, which is $736 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,766. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $26,500, which is 230% of the cost for in-state students, and is $12,428 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 $17,269.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,502

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities was $26,500, which is 230% of the cost for in-state students, which was $11,502. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $12,428 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,072, and the in-state tuition is $736 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,766.

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Average Net Price

$17,269

2017 Value

4.41%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Doctoral Universities had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,269. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Doctoral Universities grew by 4.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,635

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Doctoral Universities was of $10,635 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.72% 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Doctoral Universities received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Doctoral Universities received 5,866,784 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.93% annual growth. Out of those 5,866,784 applicants, 2,993,147 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51% acceptance rate.

There were 6,592,316 students enrolled at Doctoral Universities in 2017, and 48.8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Doctoral Universities has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,993,147

Accepted Out of 5,866,784

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Doctoral Universities was 51% (2,993,147 admissions from 5,866,784 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.93%, while admissions grew by 3.25%.

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SAT Scores

48.8%

Submission Percentage

411,316

Scores Submitted

48.8% of enrolled first-time students at Doctoral Universities in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Doctoral Universities has a total enrollment of 6,592,316 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities is 5,139,378 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,452,938. This means that 78% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.57% Black or African American, 7.91% Asian, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Doctoral Universities in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.7%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.05%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Doctoral Universities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,592,316 students. The full-time enrollment at Doctoral Universities is 5,139,378 and the part-time enrollment is 1,452,938. This means that 78% of students enrolled at Doctoral Universities are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (83%), Doctoral Universities 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

    3,391,975

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    880,640

  3. Black or African American

    630,879

The enrolled student population at Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.57% Black or African American, 7.91% Asian, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% 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, 278,777 students (4.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 193712 more women than men received degrees from Doctoral Universities. The majority of degree recipients at Doctoral Universities are white (946,209 degrees awarded). There were 4.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (194350 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Doctoral Universities is General Psychology (55,500 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (49,930 degrees) and Registered Nursing (49,278 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Doctoral Universities, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (154,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (13,838 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9,494 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 Doctoral Universities are Software developers (384,774 people), Other managers (344,895 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (304,232 people), Civil engineers (231,722 people), and Mechanical engineers (173,114 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities are Engineering (154,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (13,838 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9,494 degrees), Math & Statistics (28,106 degrees), and Library Science (3,491 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 Doctoral Universities are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Sales managers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities are Engineering (154,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (13,838 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9,494 degrees), Math & Statistics (28,106 degrees), and Library Science (3,491 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 Doctoral Universities are Architectural, engineering & related services (515,486 people), Computer Systems Design (442,585 people), Construction (277,315 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (245,347 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (182,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Doctoral Universities are Engineering (154,260 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (13,838 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (9,494 degrees), Math & Statistics (28,106 degrees), and Library Science (3,491 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.

Most Common

  1. 55500 degrees awarded

  2. 49930 degrees awarded

  3. 49278 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Doctoral Universities was General Psychology with 55500 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 778,580

  2. 972,292

In 2017, 778,580 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities, which is 0.801 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (972,292).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 62988 degrees were awarded to men at Doctoral Universities in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 47435 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 53360 degrees were awarded to women at Doctoral Universities in Registered Nursing, which is 6.67 times more than the 8001 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Doctoral Universities completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 (82.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Doctoral Universities is Female and Asian (82.3% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 2.5% of graduates (12711 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    946,209 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    194,350 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    142,482 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Doctoral Universities is white (946,209 degrees awarded). There were 4.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (194350 degrees).

4.13% of degree recipients (72,357 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    523,177 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    423,032 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    117,239 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Doctoral Universities is white female (523,177 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (423,032 degrees).

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Operations

Doctoral Universities has an endowment valued at nearly $287M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.3B (15.5k%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all .

In 2017, Doctoral Universities had a total salary expenditure of $503M. Doctoral Universities employs 86,790 Professors, 67,640 Associate professors, and 63,052 Assistant professors. Most academics at Doctoral Universities are Male Professors (62,591), Male Associate professors(38,288), and Male Assistant professors (32,245).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities are: Office and Administrative Support, with 139855 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 118705 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 109379 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$287M

2017 Endowment

10.3%

growth from 2016

Doctoral Universities have a median endowment valued at about $287M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Doctoral Universities grew 10.3% from the previous year.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $38.5B - Federal

  2. $4.24B - State

  3. $822M - Local

As of 2017, Doctoral Universities received $38.5B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.24B from state grants and contracts, and $822M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$215M

2017 Salaries

6.61%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Doctoral Universities paid a median of $215M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($503M) and a 6.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.03% decline from 2015 and a 1.65% growth from 2014.

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Instructional Salaries

$28.9B

Instructional Salaries

273,668

Number of Employees

In 2017, Doctoral Universities paid a total of $28.9B to 273,668 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.5% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

86790 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

139855 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities were Professor with 86,790 employees; Associate professor with 67,640 employees; and Associate professor with 63,052 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Doctoral Universities were Office and Administrative Support with 139,855 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 118,705 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 109,379 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Doctoral Universities was Male Professor with 62,591 employees, Male Associate professor with 38,288 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32,245 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Doctoral Universities.

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