Baccalaureate Colleges

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,500
4.58% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,401
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.2%
1,404,994 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
885,511
81.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.3%
103,232 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges were General Business Administration & Management (13,547 degrees awarded), General Psychology (9,881 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (9,606 degrees).

In 2019, 209,073 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (128,960 degrees), 5.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22831 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $26,500, which is $16,420 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $27,280, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $12,695 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Baccalaureate Colleges is $26,500, which is $16,350 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $27,280, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $12,695 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,585.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,401.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges was $27,280, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, which was $26,500. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $12,695 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $16,350 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$21,401
2019 Value
1.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Baccalaureate Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,401. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges grew by 1.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,882
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges was of $9,882 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.92% between 2018 and 2019. 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
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.12% with respect to 2018, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges received 1,404,994 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.594% annual decline. Out of those 1,404,994 applicants, 760,810 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.2% acceptance rate.

There were 885,511 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2019, and 51.8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 22.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
760,810
Accepted Out of 1,404,994

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges was 54.2% (760,810 admissions from 1,404,994 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 53.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.594%, while admissions declined by -0.0956%.

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SAT Scores

51.8%
Submission Percentage
73,384
Scores Submitted

51.8% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges has a total enrollment of 885,511 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 718,468 students and the part-time enrollment is 167,043. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 3.83% Asian, 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.241% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (7.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 885,511 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 718,468 and the part-time enrollment is 167,043. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 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 Colleges was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (73%), Baccalaureate 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
    486,679
  2. Black or African American
    124,277
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    116,338

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.87% Two or More Races, 3.83% Asian, 0.719% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.241% 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, 40,363 students (4.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 38131 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges is white (128,960 degrees awarded). There were 5.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22831 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (13,547 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (9,881 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (9,606 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,218 degrees awarded), History (3,728 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3,779 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 Colleges are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (208,783 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,671 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,442 people), Secondary school teachers (137,357 people), and Other managers (131,381 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,218 degrees awarded), History (3,728 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,779 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,804 degrees), and English (6,009 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 Colleges are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,218 degrees awarded), History (3,728 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,779 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,804 degrees), and English (6,009 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 Colleges are Elementary & secondary schools (431,251 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,809 people), Legal services (164,195 people), Computer Systems Design (105,917 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (86,582 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,218 degrees awarded), History (3,728 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,779 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,804 degrees), and English (6,009 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 Colleges.
Most Common
  1. 13547 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9881 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9606 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 13547 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

85,471
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
123,602
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 85,471 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges, which is 0.692 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (123,602).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 8847 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 7139 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 7880 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Psychology, which is 3.86 times more than the 2041 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 41% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52.5% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (73.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges is Female and Asian (73.8% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.35% of graduates (3454 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    128,960 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    22,831 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22,780 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges is white (128,960 degrees awarded). There were 5.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (22831 degrees).

3.7% of degree recipients (7,738 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    75,445 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    53,515 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14,107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges is white female (75,445 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (53,515 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $40.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.1B (10.1k%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all .

In 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $37.7M. Baccalaureate Colleges employs 15,312 Assistant professors, 13,745 Professors, and 13,287 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges are Male Professors (8,453), Female Assistant professors(8,191), and Male Assistant professors (7,121).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges are: Service, with 18099 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 17667 employees, and Management with 16881 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.7M
2019 Endowment
2.04%
growth from 2018

Baccalaureate Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $40.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges grew 2.04% from the previous year.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $769M - Federal
  2. $299M - State
  3. $16.7M - Local

As of 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges received $769M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $299M from state grants and contracts, and $16.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.5M
2019 Salaries
4.64%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a median of $15.5M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($37.7M) and a 4.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.94% growth from 2017 and a 2.58% growth from 2016.

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Instructional Salaries

$3.9B
Instructional Salaries
49,777
Number of Employees

In 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a total of $3.9B to 49,777 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
15312 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18099 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Assistant professor with 15,312 employees; Professor with 13,745 employees; and Professor with 13,287 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Service with 18,099 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 17,667 employees; and Management with 16,881 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges was Male Professor with 8,453 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8,191 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7,121 employees.

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

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