Anderson University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,700
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,914
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.68%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.7%
3,951 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,567
79.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.4%
311 Graduates

About

Anderson University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Anderson University were General Psychology (30 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (29 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (22 degrees).

In 2019, 462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Anderson University. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (375 degrees), 15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Anderson University is $30,700, which is $8,674 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Anderson University is $30,700, which is $8,674 more 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 $22,914.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Anderson University was $30,700. The cost of tuition at Anderson University is $8,674 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$22,914
2019 Value
3.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Anderson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,914. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Anderson University grew by 3.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,945
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Anderson University was of $7,945 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.953% 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

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Anderson University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.38% with respect to 2018, when 94% 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.
7.68%
2017 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Anderson University was 7.68%, which represents 51 out of the 664 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

Anderson University received 3,951 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.05% annual growth. Out of those 3,951 applicants, 2,479 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,567 students enrolled at Anderson University in 2019, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Anderson University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,479
Accepted Out of 3,951

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Anderson University was 62.7% (2,479 admissions from 3,951 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 65%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.05%, while admissions declined by −0.562%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
271
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Anderson University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Anderson University has a total enrollment of 1,567 students. The full-time enrollment at Anderson University is 1,247 students and the part-time enrollment is 320. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Anderson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Anderson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.3% White, 7.66% Black or African American, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Two or More Races, 0.574% Asian, 0.128% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0638% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Anderson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Black or African American Male (3.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.9%), followed by White Female (29.4%) and Black or African American Male (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Anderson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,567 students. The full-time enrollment at Anderson University is 1,247 and the part-time enrollment is 320. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Anderson University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 Anderson University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Anderson University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,211
  2. Black or African American
    120
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72

The enrolled student population at Anderson University is 77.3% White, 7.66% Black or African American, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Two or More Races, 0.574% Asian, 0.128% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0638% 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, 44 students (2.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 84 more women than men received degrees from Anderson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Anderson University is white (375 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Anderson University is General Psychology (30 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (29 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Anderson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and History (9 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 Anderson University are Elementary & middle school teachers (163,496 people), Other managers (157,070 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (137,226 people), Clergy (133,618 people), and Secondary school teachers (123,989 people).

The most specialized majors at Anderson University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), History (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 Anderson University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Anderson University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), History (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 Anderson University are Elementary & secondary schools (413,331 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (259,078 people), Religious organizations (161,592 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,051 people), and Legal services (114,755 people).

The most specialized majors at Anderson University are Theology (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), History (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 Anderson University.
Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Anderson University was General Psychology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

189
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
273
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 189 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University, which is 0.692 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (273).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Anderson University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.08 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Anderson University in Registered Nursing, which is 31 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% of students graduating from Anderson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Anderson University is Male and Asian (100% 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, 2.25% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    375 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Anderson University is white (375 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (25 degrees).

3.46% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    222 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Anderson University is white female (222 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (153 degrees).

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Operations

Anderson University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.385%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Anderson University had a total salary expenditure of $44.6M. Anderson University employs 42 Professors, 42 Assistant professors, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Anderson University are Male Professors (29), Female Assistant professors(26), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Anderson University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 39 employees, and Management with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.2M
2019 Endowment
8.6%
decline from 2018

Anderson University has an endowment valued at about $32.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Anderson University declined 8.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.24M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.98M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Anderson University received $2.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.1M
2019 Salaries
3.21%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Anderson University paid a median of $18.1M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($44.6M) and a 3.21% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.05% decline from 2017 and a 16.3% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$6.37M
Instructional Salaries
112
Number of Employees

In 2019, Anderson University paid a total of $6.37M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Anderson University were Professor with 42 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Anderson University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees; and Management with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Anderson University was Male Professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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