Assumption College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,510

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,387

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.45%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.7%

4,559 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,607

82.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.2%

438 Graduates

About

Assumption College is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Assumption College were Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (92 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (52 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (50 degrees).

In 2016, 801 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Assumption College. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (587 degrees), 5.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (109 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Assumption College is $35,510, which is $15,350 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Assumption College is $35,510, which is $15,350 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 $29,387.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,510

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Assumption College was $35,510. The cost of tuition at Assumption College is $15,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$29,387

2016 Value

3.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Assumption College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,387. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Assumption College grew by 3.36%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,264

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Assumption College was of $11,264 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.75% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Assumption College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2015, when 92% 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.

3.45%

2015 Default Rate

24

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Assumption College was 3.45%, which represents 24 out of the 696 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

Assumption College received 4,559 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.44% annual decline. Out of those 4,559 applicants, 3,544 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,607 students enrolled at Assumption College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Assumption College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,544

Accepted Out of 4,559

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Assumption College was 77.7% (3,544 admissions from 4,559 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.44%, while admissions declined by -1.94%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Assumption College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Assumption College has a total enrollment of 2,607 students. The full-time enrollment at Assumption College is 2,145 students and the part-time enrollment is 462. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at Assumption College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Assumption College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 7.02% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Black or African American, 2.22% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0767% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Assumption College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Assumption College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,607 students. The full-time enrollment at Assumption College is 2,145 and the part-time enrollment is 462. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at Assumption College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 Assumption College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Assumption College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,839

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    183

  3. Black or African American

    147

The enrolled student population at Assumption College is 70.5% White, 7.02% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Black or African American, 2.22% Asian, 1.84% Two or More Races, 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0767% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 275 students (10.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 265 more women than men received degrees from Assumption College. The majority of degree recipients at Assumption College are white (587 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (109 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Assumption College is Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (92 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (52 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Assumption College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (50 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), and Math & Statistics (23 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 Assumption College are Physicians & surgeons (453,475 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (409,757 people), Miscellaneous managers (318,254 people), Postsecondary teachers (309,752 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (227,730 people).

The most specialized majors at Assumption College are English (50 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), Math & Statistics (23 degrees), Psychology (69 degrees), and Biology (57 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 Assumption College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Assumption College are English (50 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), Math & Statistics (23 degrees), Psychology (69 degrees), and Biology (57 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 Assumption College are Elementary & secondary schools (832,331 people), Hospitals (675,094 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (608,028 people), Offices of physicians (207,275 people), and Outpatient care centers (205,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Assumption College are English (50 degrees awarded), History (24 degrees), Math & Statistics (23 degrees), Psychology (69 degrees), and Biology (57 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 Assumption College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Assumption College was Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions with 92 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 268

  2. 533

In 2016, 268 degrees were awarded to men at Assumption College, which is 0.503 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (533).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Assumption College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.05 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to women at Assumption College in Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions, which is 5.05 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 66% of students graduating from Assumption College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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 Assumption College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 8.45% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    587 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    109 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Assumption College is white (587 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (109 degrees).

13.6% of degree recipients (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    391 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    196 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Assumption College is white female (391 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (196 degrees).

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Operations

Assumption College has an endowment valued at nearly $101M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.4M (2.38%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Assumption College had a total expenditure of $68M. Of that $68M, they spent $29.5M on salaries and $68M on benefits.

Assumption College employs 61 Associate professors, 53 Assistant professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Assumption College are Male Associate professors (34), Male Assistant professors(30), and Female Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Assumption College are: Management, with 67 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$101M

2015 Endowment

0.295%

growth from 2014

Assumption College has an endowment valued at about $101M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Assumption College grew 0.295% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $72.2M 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. $3.03M - Federal

  2. $918k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Assumption College received $3.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $918k from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$29.5M

Salary Expenditure

$68M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Assumption College had a total expenditure of $68M. Of that $68M, they spent $29.5M on salaries and $68M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Assumption College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.5M

2015 Salaries

3.25%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Assumption College paid a median of $29.5M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($68M) and a 3.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.96% decline from 2013 and a 6.51% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M

Instructional Salaries

148

Number of Employees

In 2015, Assumption College paid a total of $11.2M to 148 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.9% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

67 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Assumption College were Associate professor with 61 employees; Assistant professor with 53 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Assumption College were Management with 67 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Assumption College was Male Associate professor with 34 employees, Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 27 employees.

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

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