Ascent College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,200
19.9% growth from 2021
2019 Default Rate
16.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
99
1.01% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
16.7%
1 Graduates

About

Ascent College is a higher education institution located in Hampton city, VA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Ascent College were Divinity & Ministry (2 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 6 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ascent College. 83.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4 degrees), 4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ascent College is $7,200, which is $−7,741 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ascent College is $7,200, which is $−7,742 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Ascent College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ascent College was $7,200. The cost of tuition at Ascent College is $−7,742 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

100%
1 Year Growth

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Other Student Expenses

$10,539
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ascent College was of $10,539 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 12.5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
21%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Ascent College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 20.5% with respect to 2021, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
16.3%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ascent College was 16.3%, which represents 7 out of the 43 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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Enrollment

Ascent College had a total enrollment of 99 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ascent College is 1 students and the part-time enrollment is 98. This means that 1.01% of students enrolled at Ascent College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ascent College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.3% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 5.05% Asian, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.01% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.01% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Ascent College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

1.01%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ascent College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 99 students. The full-time enrollment at Ascent College is 1 and the part-time enrollment is 98. This means that 1.01% of students enrolled at Ascent College are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2021 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 Ascent College was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Ascent College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    30 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    16 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    5 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ascent College is 30.3% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 5.05% Asian, 4.04% Hispanic or Latino, 1.01% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 1.01% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Ascent College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ascent College is white (4 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Ascent College is Divinity & Ministry (2 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ascent College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (6 degrees awarded).

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 Ascent College are Clergy (75,499 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (9,354 people), Other managers (6,962 people), Postsecondary teachers (4,622 people), and Education administrators (4,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Ascent College in 2022 are Theology (6 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The most specialized majors at Ascent College are Theology (6 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 Ascent College are Religious organizations (82,746 people), Elementary & secondary schools (23,116 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,032 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,773 people), and Construction (8,294 people).

The most specialized majors at Ascent College are Theology (6 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ascent College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1 degrees awarded
  2. 1 degrees awarded
  3. 1 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ascent College was Religious & Sacred Music with 1 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1 degrees were awarded to men at Ascent College, which is 0.2 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1 degrees were awarded to men at Ascent College in Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 4 degrees were awarded to women at Ascent College in Divinity & Ministry. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

100%
100% Completion Time
100%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 100% of students graduating from Ascent College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 100% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 100% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ascent College is Female and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ascent College is white (4 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ascent College is white female (3 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (1 degrees).

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Operations

Ascent College has an endowment valued at nearly $54.5k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 792 (1.45%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Ascent College had a total salary expenditure of 657k. Ascent College employs 1 Instructors. Most academics at Ascent College are Male Instructor (1), and Female Instructor (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ascent College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 2 employees, and Management, with 1 employees.

Endowment

$54.5k
2022 Endowment
47.8%
growth from 2021

Ascent College has an endowment valued at about $54.5k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ascent College grew 47.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.6M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$433k
2022 Salaries
42.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Ascent College paid a median of $433k in salaries, which represents 65.9% of their overall expenditure ($657k) and a 42.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ascent College paid a total of $40k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.24% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ascent College was Instructor with 1 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ascent College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees, Management with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ascent College was Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Female Instructor with 0 employees.

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