Alfred University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,108

3.23% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,075

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.56%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

62.8%

3,897 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,390

79% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60.8%

320 Graduates

About

Alfred University is a higher education institution located in Allegany County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Alfred University were Ceramic Arts & Ceramics (79 degrees awarded), General Psychology (44 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (23 degrees).

In 2016, 645 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Alfred University. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (353 degrees), 2.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Alfred University is $26,108, which is $5,948 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Alfred University is $26,108, which is $5,948 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,075.

In 2016, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,108

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Alfred University was $26,108. The cost of tuition at Alfred University is $5,948 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$22,075

2016 Value

5.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Alfred University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,075. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Alfred University grew by 5.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,960

Room and Board

$1,250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Alfred University was of $11,960 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.44% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Alfred University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.04% with respect to 2015, when 98% 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.

5.56%

2015 Default Rate

42

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Alfred University was 5.56%, which represents 42 out of the 755 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

Alfred University received 3,897 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.06% annual growth. Out of those 3,897 applicants, 2,447 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,390 students enrolled at Alfred University in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Alfred University has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,447

Accepted Out of 3,897

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Alfred University was 62.8% (2,447 admissions from 3,897 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.06%, while admissions declined by -1.73%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

373

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Alfred University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Alfred University has a total enrollment of 2,390 students. The full-time enrollment at Alfred University is 1,888 students and the part-time enrollment is 502. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Alfred University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Alfred University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.6% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 9.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Asian, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.418% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Alfred University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (34.3%), followed by White Female (30.8%) and Black or African American Male (5.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.6%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Alfred University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,390 students. The full-time enrollment at Alfred University is 1,888 and the part-time enrollment is 502. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Alfred University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Alfred University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Alfred University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,330

  2. Black or African American

    313

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    219

The enrolled student population at Alfred University is 55.6% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 9.16% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Asian, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.418% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 351 students (14.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 179 more women than men received degrees from Alfred University. The majority of degree recipients at Alfred University are white (353 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (125 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Alfred University is Ceramic Arts & Ceramics (79 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (44 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Alfred University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees awarded), Psychology (80 degrees), and Engineering (82 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 Alfred University are Miscellaneous managers (601,233 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (404,644 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,719 people), Postsecondary teachers (268,462 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (259,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Alfred University are Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees awarded), Psychology (80 degrees), Engineering (82 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 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 Alfred University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Alfred University are Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees awarded), Psychology (80 degrees), Engineering (82 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 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 Alfred University are Elementary & secondary schools (570,058 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,072 people), Computer Systems Design (507,827 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (479,762 people), and Hospitals (352,387 people).

The most specialized majors at Alfred University are Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees awarded), Psychology (80 degrees), Engineering (82 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 79 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Alfred University was Ceramic Arts & Ceramics with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 233

  2. 412

In 2016, 233 degrees were awarded to men at Alfred University, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (412).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Alfred University in Ceramic Arts & Ceramics, which is 0.426 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 61 degrees were awarded to women at Alfred University in Ceramic Arts & Ceramics, which is 2.35 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 38% of students graduating from Alfred University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Alfred University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 9.69% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    353 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Alfred University is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (125 degrees).

19.4% of degree recipients (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    220 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    133 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Alfred University is white female (220 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (133 degrees).

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Operations

Alfred University has an endowment valued at nearly $108M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.81M (1.67%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Alfred University had a total expenditure of $66M. Of that $66M, they spent $25.8M on salaries and $66M on benefits.

Alfred University employs 56 Professors, 38 Associate professors, and 35 Assistant professors. Most academics at Alfred University are Male Professors (33), Female Professors(23), and Male Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alfred University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 71 employees, Service, with 55 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$108M

2015 Endowment

0.833%

decline from 2014

Alfred University has an endowment valued at about $108M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Alfred University declined 0.833% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $79.1M higher 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.29M - Federal

  2. $14.1M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Alfred University received $5.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.1M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$25.8M

Salary Expenditure

$66M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Alfred University had a total expenditure of $66M. Of that $66M, they spent $25.8M on salaries and $66M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$25.8M

2015 Salaries

0.795%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Alfred University paid a median of $25.8M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($66M) and a 0.795% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.657% decline from 2013 and a 3.04% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.71M

Instructional Salaries

150

Number of Employees

In 2015, Alfred University paid a total of $9.71M to 150 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

56 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

71 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Alfred University were Professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 38 employees; and Associate professor with 35 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Alfred University were Office and Administrative Support with 71 employees; Service with 55 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Alfred University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Professor with 23 employees, and Male Associate professor with 21 employees.

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

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