Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,150

7.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,492

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

70.8%

65,029 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

926,874

44.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33%

32,746 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (3,909 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (3,165 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (2,753 degrees).

In 2016, 238,756 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (121,880 degrees), 2.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49432 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is $12,150, which is $1,140 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $12,800, which is 105% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,168 less than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $12,150, which is $1,110 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $12,800, which is 105% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,168 less than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $13,968.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,492.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,150

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was $12,800, which is 105% of the cost for in-state students, which was $12,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is $1,168 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $1,110 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$15,492

2016 Value

14%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,492. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges grew by 14%.

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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

$7,866

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was of $7,866 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 3.39% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.8% with respect to 2015, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges received 65,029 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.4% annual decline. Out of those 65,029 applicants, 46,065 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.8% acceptance rate.

There were 926,874 students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in 2016, and 52.2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 33.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

46,065

Accepted Out of 65,029

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was 70.8% (46,065 admissions from 65,029 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -114%, while admissions declined by -125%.

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SAT Scores

52.2%

Submission Percentage

4,610

Scores Submitted

52.2% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges has a total enrollment of 926,874 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 416,077 students and the part-time enrollment is 510,797. This means that 44.9% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 14.6% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 3.18% Asian, 0.617% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.541% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.9%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (17%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 926,874 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 416,077 and the part-time enrollment is 510,797. This means that 44.9% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (63%), Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges 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

    437,645

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    213,995

  3. Black or African American

    135,625

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 14.6% Black or African American, 3.31% Two or More Races, 3.18% Asian, 0.617% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.541% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates.

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, 48,535 students (5.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 47072 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges. The majority of degree recipients at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are white (121,880 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49432 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (3,909 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (3,165 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (2,753 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (1,288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74,173 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (8,417 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Software developers, applications & systems software (438,446 people), Miscellaneous managers (210,106 people), Police officers (132,426 people), Computer programmers (127,501 people), and Other Computer Occupations (126,449 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Science Technologies (1,288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74,173 degrees), Engineering Technologies (8,417 degrees), Protective Services (11,329 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12,293 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Science Technologies (1,288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74,173 degrees), Engineering Technologies (8,417 degrees), Protective Services (11,329 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12,293 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Computer Systems Design (539,589 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (332,630 people), Elementary & secondary schools (193,713 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (126,105 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (123,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Science Technologies (1,288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (74,173 degrees), Engineering Technologies (8,417 degrees), Protective Services (11,329 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (12,293 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 3909 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 95,842

  2. 142,914

In 2016, 95,842 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, which is 0.671 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (142,914).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 25598 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.63 times less than the 40611 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 40611 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.59 times more than the 25598 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

30.5%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30.5% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (41.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is Female and Asian (41.9% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 6.97% of graduates (2281 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    121,880 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    49,432 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    33,699 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is white (121,880 degrees awarded). There were 2.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49432 degrees).

5.19% of degree recipients (12,395 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    71,341 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    50,539 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    30,028 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is white female (71,341 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (50,539 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $8.94M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.7M (265%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all .

In 2015, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges had a total expenditure of $9.61M. Of that $9.61M, they spent $3.29M on salaries and $9.61M on benefits.

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges employs 5,549 Instructors, 3,863 No academic ranks, and 2,926 Assistant professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Female Instructors (2,976), Male Instructors(2,573), and Female No academic ranks (2,115).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 9220 employees, Management, with 5921 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5556 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.94M

2015 Endowment

11.8%

growth from 2014

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $8.94M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges grew 11.8% from the previous year.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $366M - Federal

  2. $120M - State

  3. $61.1M - Local

As of 2015, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges received $366M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $120M from state grants and contracts, and $61.1M 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.

$3.29M

Salary Expenditure

$9.61M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges had a total expenditure of $9.61M. Of that $9.61M, they spent $3.29M on salaries and $9.61M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$3.29M

2015 Salaries

5.92%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges paid a median of $3.29M in salaries, which represents 34.3% of their overall expenditure ($9.61M) and a 5.92% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 75.5% decline from 2013 and a 3.95% decline from 2012.

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Instructional Salaries

$1.1B

Instructional Salaries

18,155

Number of Employees

In 2015, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges paid a total of $1.1B to 18,155 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

5549 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

9220 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges were Instructor with 5,549 employees; No academic rank with 3,863 employees; and No academic rank with 2,926 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 9,220 employees; Management with 5,921 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5,556 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was Female Instructor with 2,976 employees, Male Instructor with 2,573 employees, and Female No academic rank with 2,115 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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