Baccalaureate Colleges

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,500
3.77% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,596
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
56.6%
1,370,843 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
861,792
80.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.9%
100,492 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 (13,213 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (9,510 degrees), and General Psychology (9,364 degrees).

In 2020, 204,679 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (124,750 degrees), 5.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23105 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $27,500, which is $17,479 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $28,400, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,865 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Baccalaureate Colleges is $27,500, which is $17,300 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $28,400, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,865 more than than the national median out-of-state tuition of $14,535.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,596.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges was $28,400, which is 103% of the cost for in-state students, which was $27,500. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges is $13,865 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $17,300 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$21,596
2020 Value
0.911%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Baccalaureate Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,596. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges grew by 0.911%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,060
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges was of $10,060 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2019, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges received 1,370,843 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.43% annual decline. Out of those 1,370,843 applicants, 776,285 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.6% acceptance rate.

There were 861,792 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2020, and 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 20.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
776,285
Accepted Out of 1,370,843

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges was 56.6% (776,285 admissions from 1,370,843 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.43%, while admissions grew by 2.03%.

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage
56,375
Scores Submitted

48% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges has a total enrollment of 861,792 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 689,916 students and the part-time enrollment is 171,876. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.96% Asian, 0.758% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 861,792 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges is 689,916 and the part-time enrollment is 171,876. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 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
    472,538
  2. Black or African American
    118,510
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115,758

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.1% Two or More Races, 3.96% Asian, 0.758% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% 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, 37,049 students (4.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 40417 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges is white (124,750 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23105 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges is General Business Administration & Management (13,213 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (9,510 degrees) and General Psychology (9,364 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 (2,134 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (1,781 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (212,025 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (206,279 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,184 people), Other managers (116,860 people), and Secondary school teachers (109,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,134 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,781 degrees), History (3,597 degrees), and English (5,768 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, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,134 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,781 degrees), History (3,597 degrees), and English (5,768 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 (439,659 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (287,892 people), Legal services (166,226 people), Computer Systems Design (98,116 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (92,003 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges are Philosophy and Religious Studies (2,134 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (3,775 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,781 degrees), History (3,597 degrees), and English (5,768 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. 13213 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 9510 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9364 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges was General Business Administration & Management with 13213 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

82,131
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
122,548
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 82,131 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges, which is 0.67 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (122,548).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 8661 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 7188 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 7455 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges in General Psychology, which is 3.82 times more than the 1951 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41.5%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41.5% 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 53% 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 (73.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges is Female and Asian (73.7% graduation rate). Across all , 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, 2.5% of graduates (2516 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    124,750 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23,105 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    22,029 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges is white (124,750 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23105 degrees).

3.88% of degree recipients (7,940 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    74,321 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    50,429 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14,295 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges is white female (74,321 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (50,429 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $39.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.09B (5.25k%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all .

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $37.7M. Baccalaureate Colleges employs 14,562 Assistant professors, 13,427 Professors, and 13,202 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges are Male Professors (8,159), Female Assistant professors(7,836), and Male Associate professors (6,818).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges are: Management, with 16909 employees, Service, with 16639 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16273 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$39.8M
2020 Endowment
2.12%
decline from 2019

Baccalaureate Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $39.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges declined 2.12% 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. $1.17B - Federal
  2. $305M - State
  3. $16.1M - Local

As of 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges received $1.17B in grants and contracts from the federal government, $305M from state grants and contracts, and $16.1M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.4M
2020 Salaries
0.437%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a median of $15.4M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($37.7M) and a 0.437% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.64% growth from 2018 and a 3.94% growth from 2017.

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Instructional Salaries

$3.8B
Instructional Salaries
48,318
Number of Employees

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges paid a total of $3.8B to 48,318 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
14562 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
16909 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Assistant professor with 14,562 employees; Professor with 13,427 employees; and Professor with 13,202 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges were Management with 16,909 employees; Service with 16,639 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 16,273 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges was Male Professor with 8,159 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7,836 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6,818 employees.

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

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