Adams State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,736
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,383
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.36%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
99.1%
1,765 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,114
61.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29%
125 Graduates

About

Adams State University is a higher education institution located in Alamosa County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Adams State University were General Business (98 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (41 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (36 degrees).

In 2019, 949 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Adams State University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (542 degrees), 2.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Adams State University is $5,736, which is $−16,290 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Adams State University is $5,736, which is $−16,290 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,383.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,736
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Adams State University was $5,736. The cost of tuition at Adams State University is $−16,290 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,383
2019 Value
0.518%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Adams State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,383. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Adams State University grew by 0.518%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,501
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Adams State University was of $9,501 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.211% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Adams State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 9.33% with respect to 2018, when 75% 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.
9.36%
2017 Default Rate
92
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Adams State University was 9.36%, which represents 92 out of the 983 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Adams State University received 1,765 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.95% annual growth. Out of those 1,765 applicants, 1,749 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,114 students enrolled at Adams State University in 2019, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Adams State University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,749
Accepted Out of 1,765

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Adams State University was 99.1% (1,749 admissions from 1,765 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 98.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.95%, while admissions grew by 4.42%.

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage
284
Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Adams State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Adams State University has a total enrollment of 3,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Adams State University is 1,905 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,209. This means that 61.2% of students enrolled at Adams State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Adams State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.8% White, 27.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.13% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.996% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.546% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Adams State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (19.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62.2%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Adams State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Adams State University is 1,905 and the part-time enrollment is 1,209. This means that 61.2% of students enrolled at Adams State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2019 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 Adams State University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Adams State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,583
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    846
  3. Black or African American
    191

The enrolled student population at Adams State University is 50.8% White, 27.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.13% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 0.996% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.546% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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, 290 students (9.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 169 more women than men received degrees from Adams State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Adams State University is white (542 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (228 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Adams State University is General Business (98 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (41 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Adams State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (212 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (303 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 Adams State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,650,520 people), Secondary school teachers (575,293 people), Education administrators (334,048 people), Other managers (246,815 people), and Special education teachers (239,548 people).

The most specialized majors at Adams State University are Psychology (212 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (303 degrees), Education (125 degrees), and English (20 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 Adams State University are Dentists, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Adams State University are Psychology (212 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (303 degrees), Education (125 degrees), and English (20 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 Adams State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,237,705 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (526,205 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (325,062 people), Outpatient care centers (216,805 people), and Individual & family services (182,352 people).

The most specialized majors at Adams State University are Psychology (212 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (303 degrees), Education (125 degrees), and English (20 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 Adams State University.
Most Common
  1. 98 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Adams State University was General Business with 98 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

390
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
559
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Adams State University, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (559).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Adams State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.805 times less than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 151 degrees were awarded to women at Adams State University in Counseling Psychology, which is 4.19 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Adams State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Adams State University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.2% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    542 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Adams State University is white (542 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (228 degrees).

6.01% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    330 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    212 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    149 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Adams State University is white female (330 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (212 degrees).

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Operations

Adams State University has an endowment valued at nearly $62.6k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $635k (1.01k%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Adams State University had a total salary expenditure of $49M. Adams State University employs 50 No academic ranks, 22 Professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Adams State University are Female No academic ranks (29), Male No academic ranks(21), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Adams State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 42 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$62.6k
2019 Endowment
0.543%
decline from 2018

Adams State University has an endowment valued at about $62.6k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Adams State University declined 0.543% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.59M - Federal
  2. $16M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Adams State University received $5.59M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23M
2019 Salaries
1.72%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Adams State University paid a median of $23M in salaries, which represents 47% of their overall expenditure ($49M) and a 1.72% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.45% decline from 2017 and a 3.66% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.84M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2019, Adams State University paid a total of $5.84M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Adams State University were No academic rank with 50 employees; Professor with 22 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Adams State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Adams State University was Female No academic rank with 29 employees, Male No academic rank with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

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