Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,080

2.94% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,575

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

48.5%

890,923 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

403,726

93% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71%

70,285 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 Psychology (7,033 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (6,880 degrees), and General Economics (5,219 degrees).

In 2016, 103,683 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (69,984 degrees), 8.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8307 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $37,080, which is $26,070 more than than the national median of $11,010. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $37,080, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $23,112 more than than the national median $13,968.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Doctoral Universities is $37,080, which is $26,040 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $11,040. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $37,080, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $23,112 more 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 $23,575.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,080

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was $37,080, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, which was $37,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is $23,112 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $13,968, and the in-state tuition is $26,040 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $11,040.

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Average Net Price

$23,575

2016 Value

1.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,575. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus grew by 1.58%.

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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

$10,218

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was of $10,218 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.38% between 2015 and 2016. 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%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.08% with respect to 2015, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received 890,923 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.31% annual growth. Out of those 890,923 applicants, 431,749 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.5% acceptance rate.

There were 403,726 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2016, and 49.6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

431,749

Accepted Out of 890,923

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 48.5% (431,749 admissions from 890,923 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 48.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.31%, while admissions grew by 5.51%.

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SAT Scores

49.6%

Submission Percentage

35,268

Scores Submitted

49.6% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has a total enrollment of 403,726 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 375,356 students and the part-time enrollment is 28,370. This means that 93% 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 62.2% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 8.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Asian, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.661% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 403,726 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 375,356 and the part-time enrollment is 28,370. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    251,106

  2. Black or African American

    43,571

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34,590

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is 62.2% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 8.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Asian, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.661% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 19,001 students (4.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 18209 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus. The majority of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are white (69,984 degrees awarded). There were 8.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8307 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is General Psychology (7,033 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (6,880 degrees) and General Economics (5,219 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 (1,967 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,721 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3,846 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (244,796 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,492 people), Postsecondary teachers (152,088 people), Miscellaneous managers (129,701 people), and Secondary school teachers (80,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,967 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,721 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,846 degrees), History (3,180 degrees), and English (5,337 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 Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,967 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,721 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,846 degrees), History (3,180 degrees), and English (5,337 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 (431,824 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (289,745 people), Legal services (162,611 people), Hospitals (95,778 people), and Computer Systems Design (90,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Philosophy and Religious Studies (1,967 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (1,721 degrees), Language & Linguistics (3,846 degrees), History (3,180 degrees), and English (5,337 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. 7033 degrees awarded

  2. 6880 degrees awarded

  3. 5219 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was General Psychology with 7033 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 42,737

  2. 60,946

In 2016, 42,737 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus, which is 0.701 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (60,946).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 3374 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Economics, which is 1.82 times more than the 1850 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 5552 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus in General Psychology, which is 3.69 times more than the 1503 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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 (82.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is Female and Asian (82.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 3.86% of graduates (2712 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    69,984 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8,307 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7,461 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white (69,984 degrees awarded). There were 8.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8307 degrees).

4.38% of degree recipients (4,546 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    40,234 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    29,750 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    5,127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus is white female (40,234 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (29,750 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at nearly $110M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.41B (2.19k%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a total expenditure of $53.8M. Of that $53.8M, they spent $22.3M on salaries and $53.8M on benefits.

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus employs 9,538 Professors, 8,779 Associate professors, and 8,633 Assistant professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are Male Professors (6,003), Male Associate professors(4,603), and Female Assistant professors (4,575).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus are: Service, with 13240 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 12476 employees, and Management with 10544 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$110M

2015 Endowment

1.3%

growth from 2014

Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus has an endowment valued at about $110M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus grew 1.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.5M 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. $369M - Federal

  2. $76.9M - State

  3. $1.8M - Local

As of 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus received $369M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $76.9M from state grants and contracts, and $1.8M 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.

$22.3M

Salary Expenditure

$53.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus had a total expenditure of $53.8M. Of that $53.8M, they spent $22.3M on salaries and $53.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.3M

2015 Salaries

3.5%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a median of $22.3M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($53.8M) and a 3.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.89% growth from 2013 and a 1.32% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.46B

Instructional Salaries

30,571

Number of Employees

In 2015, Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus paid a total of $2.46B to 30,571 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

9538 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

13240 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Professor with 9,538 employees; Associate professor with 8,779 employees; and Associate professor with 8,633 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus were Service with 13,240 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 12,476 employees; and Management with 10,544 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus was Male Professor with 6,003 employees, Male Associate professor with 4,603 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 4,575 employees.

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