Special Focus Institutions

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,641

2.09% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,794

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

57.7%

175,166 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

847,887

70.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.2%

82,600 Graduates

About

Special Focus Institutions is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Special Focus Institutions were Registered Nursing (20,824 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (4,664 degrees), and Talmudic Studies (1,896 degrees).

In 2016, 305,653 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Special Focus Institutions. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (140,307 degrees), 2.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50533 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Special Focus Institutions is $13,641, which is $2,631 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $13,971, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $13,641, which is $2,601 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $13,971, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3 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 $19,794.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,641

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Institutions was $13,971, which is 102% of the cost for in-state students, which was $13,641. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Special Focus Institutions is $3 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $2,601 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$19,794

2016 Value

2.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Special Focus Institutions had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,794. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Special Focus Institutions grew by 2.2%.

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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

$8,494

Room and Board

$1,197

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Special Focus Institutions was of $8,494 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,197. The cost of room and board increased by 4.86% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Special Focus Institutions received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.6% with respect to 2015, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Special Focus Institutions received 175,166 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.11% annual decline. Out of those 175,166 applicants, 101,055 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.7% acceptance rate.

There were 847,887 students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions in 2016, and 33.3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Special Focus Institutions has an overall enrollment yield of 35.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

101,055

Accepted Out of 175,166

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Special Focus Institutions was 57.7% (101,055 admissions from 175,166 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 58.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.11%, while admissions declined by -2.78%.

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SAT Scores

33.3%

Submission Percentage

7,609

Scores Submitted

33.3% of enrolled first-time students at Special Focus Institutions in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Special Focus Institutions has a total enrollment of 847,887 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Institutions is 600,013 students and the part-time enrollment is 247,874. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Asian, 2.48% Two or More Races, 0.673% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.362% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.1%), followed by White Male (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (25%) and Asian Female (6.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Special Focus Institutions, both undergraduate and graduate, is 847,887 students. The full-time enrollment at Special Focus Institutions is 600,013 and the part-time enrollment is 247,874. This means that 70.8% of students enrolled at Special Focus Institutions are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 Special Focus Institutions was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (71%), Special Focus Institutions 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

    385,741

  2. Black or African American

    130,793

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    130,142

The enrolled student population at Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 15.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Asian, 2.48% Two or More Races, 0.673% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.362% 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, 65,200 students (7.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 87635 more women than men received degrees from Special Focus Institutions. The majority of degree recipients at Special Focus Institutions are white (140,307 degrees awarded). There were 2.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50533 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Special Focus Institutions is Registered Nursing (20,824 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (4,664 degrees) and Talmudic Studies (1,896 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Special Focus Institutions, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (16,314 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (25,499 degrees), and Communication Technologies (2,707 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 Special Focus Institutions are Registered nurses (1,249,196 people), Designers (195,370 people), Miscellaneous managers (165,096 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,692 people), and Medical & health services managers (140,170 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (16,314 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (25,499 degrees), Communication Technologies (2,707 degrees), Health (157,500 degrees), and Transportation (5,123 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 Special Focus Institutions are Marketing & sales managers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Physicians & surgeons

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (16,314 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (25,499 degrees), Communication Technologies (2,707 degrees), Health (157,500 degrees), and Transportation (5,123 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 Special Focus Institutions are Hospitals (1,441,229 people), Elementary & secondary schools (364,423 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (232,846 people), Outpatient care centers (199,833 people), and Offices of physicians (173,394 people).

The most specialized majors at Special Focus Institutions are Theology (16,314 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (25,499 degrees), Communication Technologies (2,707 degrees), Health (157,500 degrees), and Transportation (5,123 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 Special Focus Institutions.

Most Common

  1. 20824 degrees awarded

  2. 4664 degrees awarded

  3. 1896 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Special Focus Institutions was Registered Nursing with 20824 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 109,009

  2. 196,644

In 2016, 109,009 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Institutions, which is 0.554 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (196,644).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 5597 degrees were awarded to men at Special Focus Institutions in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.94 times less than the 5954 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 28818 degrees were awarded to women at Special Focus Institutions in Registered Nursing, which is 6.4 times more than the 4505 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% of students graduating from Special Focus Institutions completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 (71.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Special Focus Institutions is Female and Asian (71.3% 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, 10.3% of graduates (8529 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    140,307 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    50,533 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    45,879 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Special Focus Institutions is white (140,307 degrees awarded). There were 2.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50533 degrees).

8.66% of degree recipients (26,464 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    86,407 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    53,900 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    35,420 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Special Focus Institutions is white female (86,407 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (53,900 degrees).

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Operations

Special Focus Institutions has an endowment valued at nearly $9.59M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $924M (9.64k%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all .

In 2015, Special Focus Institutions had a total expenditure of $6.62M. Of that $6.62M, they spent $2.52M on salaries and $6.62M on benefits.

Special Focus Institutions employs 8,524 Instructors, 6,910 Assistant professors, and 6,840 Professors. Most academics at Special Focus Institutions are Female Instructors (4,848), Male Professors(4,296), and Female Assistant professors (4,242).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions are: Management, with 22547 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 22090 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 13394 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.59M

2015 Endowment

4.86%

growth from 2014

Special Focus Institutions have a median endowment valued at about $9.59M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Special Focus Institutions grew 4.86% from the previous year.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.4B - Federal

  2. $738M - State

  3. $1.18B - Local

As of 2015, Special Focus Institutions received $4.4B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $738M from state grants and contracts, and $1.18B 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.

$2.52M

Salary Expenditure

$6.62M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Special Focus Institutions had a total expenditure of $6.62M. Of that $6.62M, they spent $2.52M on salaries and $6.62M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Special Focus Institutions as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.52M

2015 Salaries

3.82%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Special Focus Institutions paid a median of $2.52M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($6.62M) and a 3.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.26% decline from 2013 and a 1.44% growth from 2012.

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Instructional Salaries

$2.83B

Instructional Salaries

33,836

Number of Employees

In 2015, Special Focus Institutions paid a total of $2.83B to 33,836 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.7% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

8524 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

22547 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions were Instructor with 8,524 employees; Assistant professor with 6,910 employees; and Assistant professor with 6,840 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions were Management with 22,547 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 22,090 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 13,394 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Special Focus Institutions was Female Instructor with 4,848 employees, Male Professor with 4,296 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 4,242 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Special Focus Institutions.

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