Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,810
0.673% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,805
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
47.8%
920,855 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
389,338
92.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
71.3%
68,961 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were General Biological Sciences (6,135 degrees awarded), General Psychology (5,930 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (5,334 degrees).

In 2019, 104,241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. 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 (67,633 degrees), 7.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8707 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $39,810, which is $29,730 more than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $39,810, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $25,225 more than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $39,810, which is $29,660 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $39,810, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $25,225 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 $23,805.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,810
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was $39,810, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $39,810. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $25,225 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $29,660 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$23,805
2019 Value
1.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,805. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus grew by 1.27%.

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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

$11,115
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was of $11,115 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 2.08% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.962% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2018, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received 920,855 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.196% annual growth. Out of those 920,855 applicants, 440,620 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.8% acceptance rate.

There were 389,338 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2019, and 55.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

47.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
440,620
Accepted Out of 920,855

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 47.8% (440,620 admissions from 920,855 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 48.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.196%, while admissions declined by −1.49%.

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SAT Scores

55.4%
Submission Percentage
40,913
Scores Submitted

55.4% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has a total enrollment of 389,338 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 360,300 students and the part-time enrollment is 29,038. This means that 92.5% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 9.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.25% Asian, 3.99% Two or More Races, 0.654% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.9%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 389,338 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 360,300 and the part-time enrollment is 29,038. This means that 92.5% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81.5%
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: Arts & Sciences Focus was 81.5%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    235,965
  2. Black or African American
    42,260
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37,299

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 60.6% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 9.58% Hispanic or Latino, 4.25% Asian, 3.99% Two or More Races, 0.654% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 16,375 students (4.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 18895 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white (67,633 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8707 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is General Biological Sciences (6,135 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (5,930 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (5,334 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,881 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,773 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3,435 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: Arts & Sciences Focus 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: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,881 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,773 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,435 degrees), History (2,890 degrees), and English (4,791 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: Arts & Sciences Focus 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: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,881 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,773 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,435 degrees), History (2,890 degrees), and English (4,791 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: Arts & Sciences Focus 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: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,881 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,773 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,435 degrees), History (2,890 degrees), and English (4,791 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: Arts & Sciences Focus.
Most Common
  1. 6135 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 5930 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 5334 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was General Biological Sciences with 6135 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

42,673
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
61,568
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 42,673 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, which is 0.693 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61,568).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 3504 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.47 times more than the 2382 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 4736 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Psychology, which is 3.92 times more than the 1209 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 62% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges 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 (84.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is Female and Asian (84.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.58% of graduates (2469 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    67,633 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    8,707 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8,593 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white (67,633 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8707 degrees).

3.8% of degree recipients (3,966 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    39,293 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    28,340 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5,294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white female (39,293 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (28,340 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at nearly $121M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.79B (3.14k%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a total salary expenditure of $58.1M. Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus employs 9,463 Professors, 8,879 Assistant professors, and 8,489 Associate professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Male Professors (5,753), Female Assistant professors(4,795), and Male Associate professors (4,320).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are: Service, with 12990 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 10998 employees, and Management with 10341 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$121M
2019 Endowment
1.24%
decline from 2018

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at about $121M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus declined 1.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $80.1M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $435M - Federal
  2. $91M - State
  3. $1.85M - Local

As of 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received $435M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $91M from state grants and contracts, and $1.85M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.5M
2019 Salaries
2.26%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a median of $23.5M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($58.1M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.849% decline from 2017 and a 5.71% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.64B
Instructional Salaries
30,791
Number of Employees

In 2019, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a total of $2.64B to 30,791 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
9463 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12990 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Professor with 9,463 employees; Assistant professor with 8,879 employees; and Assistant professor with 8,489 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Service with 12,990 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 10,998 employees; and Management with 10,341 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was Male Professor with 5,753 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4,795 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4,320 employees.

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