Adelphi University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,430

4.21% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,925

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.27%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.1%

11,851 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,978

79.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.2%

620 Graduates

About

Adelphi University is a higher education institution located in Nassau County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Adelphi University were Registered Nursing (375 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees), and General Psychology (69 degrees).

In 2017, 2,339 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Adelphi University. 74.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,280 degrees), 3.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (322 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Adelphi University is $35,430, which is $8,930 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Adelphi University is $35,430, which is $8,930 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,925.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,430

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Adelphi University was $35,430. The cost of tuition at Adelphi University is $8,930 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,925

2017 Value

0.605%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Adelphi University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,925. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Adelphi University grew by 0.605%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,886

Room and Board

$1,020

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Adelphi University was of $11,886 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,020. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.25% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 27.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Adelphi University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.41% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.

4.27%

2016 Default Rate

80

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Adelphi University was 4.27%, which represents 80 out of the 1873 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

Adelphi University received 11,851 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.101% annual decline. Out of those 11,851 applicants, 8,666 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.1% acceptance rate.

There were 7,978 students enrolled at Adelphi University in 2017, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Adelphi University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,666

Accepted Out of 11,851

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Adelphi University was 73.1% (8,666 admissions from 11,851 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.101%, while admissions grew by 3.92%.

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SAT Scores

68%

Submission Percentage

766

Scores Submitted

68% of enrolled first-time students at Adelphi University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Adelphi University has a total enrollment of 7,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Adelphi University is 6,329 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,649. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Adelphi University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Adelphi University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.7% White, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Black or African American, 9.51% Asian, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0376% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Adelphi University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.5%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Adelphi University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Adelphi University is 6,329 and the part-time enrollment is 1,649. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Adelphi University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Adelphi University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Adelphi University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,882

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,230

  3. Black or African American

    895

The enrolled student population at Adelphi University is 48.7% White, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Black or African American, 9.51% Asian, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0376% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 430 students (5.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1147 more women than men received degrees from Adelphi University. The majority of degree recipients at Adelphi University are white (1,280 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (322 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Adelphi University is Registered Nursing (375 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees) and General Psychology (69 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Adelphi University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (318 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), and Education (304 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 Adelphi University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,085,802 people), Secondary school teachers (358,587 people), Education administrators (332,990 people), Social workers, all other (284,965 people), and Other managers (228,141 people).

The most specialized majors at Adelphi University are Public Administration and Social Service (318 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), Education (304 degrees), Psychology (147 degrees), and English (43 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 Adelphi University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Adelphi University are Public Administration and Social Service (318 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), Education (304 degrees), Psychology (147 degrees), and English (43 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 Adelphi University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,226,982 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (496,426 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (376,488 people), Individual & family services (251,967 people), and Outpatient care centers (241,888 people).

The most specialized majors at Adelphi University are Public Administration and Social Service (318 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), Education (304 degrees), Psychology (147 degrees), and English (43 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 Adelphi University.

Most Common

  1. 375 degrees awarded

  2. 77 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Adelphi University was Registered Nursing with 375 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 596

  2. 1,743

In 2017, 596 degrees were awarded to men at Adelphi University, which is 0.342 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,743).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 126 degrees were awarded to men at Adelphi University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.35 times more than the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 324 degrees were awarded to women at Adelphi University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.35 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from Adelphi University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Adelphi University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 10.5% of graduates (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,280 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    322 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    264 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Adelphi University is white (1,280 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (322 degrees).

4.53% of degree recipients (106 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    977 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    303 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    249 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Adelphi University is white female (977 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (303 degrees).

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Operations

Adelphi University has an endowment valued at nearly $180M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.5M (11.9%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Adelphi University had a total expenditure of $209M. Of that $209M, they spent $103M on salaries and $209M on benefits.

Adelphi University employs 129 Associate professors, 86 Professors, and 66 Assistant professors. Most academics at Adelphi University are Female Associate professors (73), Male Associate professors(56), and Male Professors (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Adelphi University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 186 employees, Management, with 149 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$180M

2017 Endowment

8.17%

growth from 2016

Adelphi University has an endowment valued at about $180M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Adelphi University grew 8.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $107M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.96M - Federal

  2. $1.03M - State

  3. $309k - Local

As of 2017, Adelphi University received $2.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.03M from state grants and contracts, and $309k 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.

$103M

Salary Expenditure

$209M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Adelphi University had a total expenditure of $209M. Of that $209M, they spent $103M on salaries and $209M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$103M

2017 Salaries

4.06%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Adelphi University paid a median of $103M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($209M) and a 4.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.64% decline from 2015 and a 3.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36.9M

Instructional Salaries

335

Number of Employees

In 2017, Adelphi University paid a total of $36.9M to 335 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

129 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

186 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Adelphi University were Associate professor with 129 employees; Professor with 86 employees; and Professor with 66 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Adelphi University were Office and Administrative Support with 186 employees; Management with 149 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Adelphi University was Female Associate professor with 73 employees, Male Associate professor with 56 employees, and Male Professor with 51 employees.

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

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