Athens State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,940

3.66% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

7.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,114

39.8% Full-Time

About

Athens State University is a higher education institution located in Limestone County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Athens State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (148 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (98 degrees), and Accounting (78 degrees).

In 2017, 790 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Athens State University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (632 degrees), 7.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (82 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Athens State University is $5,940, which is $-19,254 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Athens State University is $5,940, which is $-19,254 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,940

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Athens State University was $5,940. The cost of tuition at Athens State University is $-19,254 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

0%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Athens State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Athens State University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Athens State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Athens State University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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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.

7.5%

2016 Default Rate

67

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Athens State University was 7.5%, which represents 67 out of the 893 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

Athens State University has a total enrollment of 3,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Athens State University is 1,238 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,876. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Athens State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Athens State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% White, 13.9% Black or African American, 2.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Two or More Races, 1.61% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.867% Asian, and 0.0963% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Athens State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (55.7%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (28.6%) and White Male (25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Athens State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,114 students. The full-time enrollment at Athens State University is 1,238 and the part-time enrollment is 1,876. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Athens State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Athens State University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Athens State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,369

  2. Black or African American

    432

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    80

The enrolled student population at Athens State University is 76.1% White, 13.9% Black or African American, 2.57% Hispanic or Latino, 2.02% Two or More Races, 1.61% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.867% Asian, and 0.0963% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 266 more women than men received degrees from Athens State University. The majority of degree recipients at Athens State University are white (632 degrees awarded). There were 7.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (82 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Athens State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (148 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (98 degrees) and Accounting (78 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Athens State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and English (29 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 Athens State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,153,788 people), Accountants & auditors (1,130,699 people), Other managers (714,211 people), Financial managers (449,887 people), and Secondary school teachers (391,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Athens State University are Education (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), English (29 degrees), Business (301 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Athens State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Athens State University are Education (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), English (29 degrees), Business (301 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Athens State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,301,797 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (675,898 people), Banking & related activities (533,793 people), Computer Systems Design (525,403 people), and Insurance carriers (444,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Athens State University are Education (240 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), English (29 degrees), Business (301 degrees), and Math & Statistics (16 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 Athens State University.

Most Common

  1. 148 degrees awarded

  2. 98 degrees awarded

  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Athens State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 148 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 262

  2. 528

In 2017, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Athens State University, which is 0.496 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (528).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Athens State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.719 times less than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to women at Athens State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 13.8 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Athens State University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    632 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Athens State University is white (632 degrees awarded). There were 7.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (82 degrees).

3.8% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    422 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    210 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Athens State University is white female (422 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (210 degrees).

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Operations

Athens State University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.67M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $282k (7.67%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Athens State University had a total salary expenditure of $35.9M. Athens State University employs 32 Assistant professors, 27 Professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Athens State University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Professors(14), and Male Professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Athens State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.67M

2017 Endowment

7.56%

growth from 2016

Athens State University has an endowment valued at about $3.67M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Athens State University grew 7.56% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $412k - Federal

  2. $2.85M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Athens State University received $412k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.85M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M

2017 Salaries

6.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Athens State University paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($35.9M) and a 6.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.86% growth from 2015 and a 3.29% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.3M

Instructional Salaries

81

Number of Employees

In 2017, Athens State University paid a total of $6.3M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

47 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Athens State University were Assistant professor with 32 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Athens State University were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Management with 28 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Athens State University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

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

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