Avila University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,115
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,711
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.18%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
42%
1,963 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,414
85.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.5%
105 Graduates

About

Avila University is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Avila University were Registered Nursing (40 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (30 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (24 degrees).

In 2020, 443 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Avila University. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (277 degrees), 4.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Avila University is $21,115, which is $−1,415 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Avila University is $21,115, which is $−1,415 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,711.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Avila University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,115
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Avila University was $21,115. The cost of tuition at Avila University is $−1,415 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,711
2020 Value
9.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Avila University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,711. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Avila University grew by 9.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,342
Room and Board
$1,088
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Avila University was of $9,342 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,088. The cost of room and board increased by 1.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.49% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Avila University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.41% with respect to 2019, when 88% 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.
5.18%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Avila University was 5.18%, which represents 29 out of the 560 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Avila University received 1,963 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 14.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,963 applicants, 824 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42% acceptance rate.

There were 1,414 students enrolled at Avila University in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Avila University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
824
Accepted Out of 1,963

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Avila University was 42% (824 admissions from 1,963 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 41.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 14.7%, while admissions grew by 17%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Avila University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Avila University has a total enrollment of 1,414 students. The full-time enrollment at Avila University is 1,209 students and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Avila University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Avila University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.7% White, 23.6% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.84% Asian, 0.636% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.283% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Avila University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Black or African American Male (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Avila University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,414 students. The full-time enrollment at Avila University is 1,209 and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 85.5% of students enrolled at Avila University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2020 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 Avila University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Avila University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    773
  2. Black or African American
    334
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    179

The enrolled student population at Avila University is 54.7% White, 23.6% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.84% Asian, 0.636% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.283% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 145 more women than men received degrees from Avila University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Avila University is white (277 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Avila University is Registered Nursing (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (30 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Avila University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Psychology (73 degrees), and Communications (27 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 Avila University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,852,791 people), Software developers (470,074 people), Secondary school teachers (412,673 people), Other managers (343,158 people), and Education administrators (322,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Avila University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Psychology (73 degrees), Communications (27 degrees), Education (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Avila University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Avila University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Psychology (73 degrees), Communications (27 degrees), Education (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (30 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 Avila University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,134,002 people), Computer Systems Design (640,483 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (527,611 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (394,897 people), and Insurance carriers (218,102 people).

The most specialized majors at Avila University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (29 degrees awarded), Psychology (73 degrees), Communications (27 degrees), Education (53 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (30 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 Avila University.
Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Avila University was Registered Nursing with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

149
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
294
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Avila University, which is 0.507 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (294).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Avila University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 29 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Avila University in Registered Nursing, which is 12.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Avila University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Avila University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    277 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Avila University is white (277 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    209 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Avila University is white female (209 degrees awarded). There were 3.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (68 degrees).

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Operations

Avila University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $620k (5.49%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Avila University had a total salary expenditure of $28M. Avila University employs 26 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Avila University are Female Assistant professors (18), Female Associate professors(11), and Male Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Avila University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 36 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.3M
2020 Endowment
3.84%
growth from 2019

Avila University has an endowment valued at about $11.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Avila University grew 3.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.3M 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. $2.56M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Avila University received $2.56M 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

$12.1M
2020 Salaries
6.66%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Avila University paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($28M) and a 6.66% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.14% decline from 2018 and a 4.45% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.69M
Instructional Salaries
64
Number of Employees

In 2020, Avila University paid a total of $3.69M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Avila University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Avila University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees; Management with 25 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Avila University was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Avila University.

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