Aquinas College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,746

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,441

After Financial Aid

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.5%

1,875 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,716

78.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

59.5%

223 Graduates

About

Aquinas College is a higher education institution located in Kent County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Aquinas College were General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (35 degrees), and General Psychology (25 degrees).

In 2017, 452 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aquinas College. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (397 degrees), 18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aquinas College is $30,746, which is $10,013 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aquinas College is $30,746, which is $10,013 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,441.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,746

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Aquinas College was $30,746. The cost of tuition at Aquinas College is $10,013 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,441

2017 Value

2.05%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Aquinas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,441. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Aquinas College grew by 2.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,327

Room and Board

$890

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aquinas College was of $7,327 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $890. The cost of room and board increased by 2.43% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.06% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Aquinas College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.1% with respect to 2016, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Aquinas College received 1,875 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.91% annual growth. Out of those 1,875 applicants, 1,397 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,716 students enrolled at Aquinas College in 2017, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Aquinas College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,397

Accepted Out of 1,875

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Aquinas College was 74.5% (1,397 admissions from 1,875 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 91.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.91%, while admissions declined by -10.3%.

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SAT Scores

74%

Submission Percentage

233

Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Aquinas College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Aquinas College has a total enrollment of 1,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Aquinas College is 1,346 students and the part-time enrollment is 370. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Aquinas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.3% White, 6.64% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Black or African American, 2.33% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0583% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aquinas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.4%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Aquinas College is 1,346 and the part-time enrollment is 370. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Aquinas College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Aquinas College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Aquinas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,310

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    114

  3. Black or African American

    63

The enrolled student population at Aquinas College is 76.3% White, 6.64% Hispanic or Latino, 3.67% Black or African American, 2.33% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 0.35% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0583% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 121 students (7.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 152 more women than men received degrees from Aquinas College. The majority of degree recipients at Aquinas College are white (397 degrees awarded). There were 18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Aquinas College is General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (35 degrees) and General Psychology (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Aquinas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Aquinas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (306,781 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (179,197 people), Postsecondary teachers (171,610 people), Other managers (159,052 people), and Secondary school teachers (125,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and English (18 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 Aquinas College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and English (18 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 Aquinas College are Elementary & secondary schools (567,832 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (330,445 people), Legal services (147,187 people), Computer Systems Design (145,249 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (144,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Aquinas College are Language & Linguistics (28 degrees awarded), History (13 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and English (18 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 Aquinas College.

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aquinas College was General Business Administration & Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 302

In 2017, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Aquinas College, which is 0.497 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Aquinas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Aquinas College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Aquinas College 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 59% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Aquinas College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.14% 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

    397 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aquinas College is white (397 degrees awarded). There were 18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

1.99% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    265 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    132 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Aquinas College is white female (265 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (132 degrees).

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Operations

Aquinas College has an endowment valued at nearly $40.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.03M (14.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Aquinas College had a total salary expenditure of $34.8M. Aquinas College employs 37 Associate professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Aquinas College are Male Associate professors (20), Female Associate professors(17), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aquinas College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, Service, with 35 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.8M

2017 Endowment

7.67%

growth from 2016

Aquinas College has an endowment valued at about $40.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Aquinas College grew 7.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.72M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.65M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Aquinas College received $2.65M 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

$14.7M

2017 Salaries

2.92%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Aquinas College paid a median of $14.7M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($34.8M) and a 2.92% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.576% decline from 2015 and a 2.53% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.77M

Instructional Salaries

86

Number of Employees

In 2017, Aquinas College paid a total of $4.77M to 86 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

37 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aquinas College were Associate professor with 37 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aquinas College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees; Service with 35 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aquinas College was Male Associate professor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Aquinas College.

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