Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,967
7.45% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,426
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
67.7%
470,796 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
487,387
70.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
44.6%
32,354 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields were General Business Administration & Management (8,033 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (6,143 degrees), and General Psychology (3,779 degrees).

In 2020, 101,483 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (58,214 degrees), 4.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14124 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is $18,967, which is $8,946 more than than the national median of $10,021. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,452, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,917 more than than the national median $14,535.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is $18,967, which is $8,767 more than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,200. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $20,452, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,917 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 $18,426.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,967
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was $20,452, which is 108% of the cost for in-state students, which was $18,967. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is $5,917 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,535, and the in-state tuition is $8,767 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,200.

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Average Net Price

$18,426
2020 Value
0.125%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,426. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields grew by 0.125%.

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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

$9,000
Room and Board
$1,223
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was of $9,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,223. The cost of room and board increased by 0.897% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.49% with respect to 2019, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields received 470,796 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.76% annual decline. Out of those 470,796 applicants, 318,652 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 487,387 students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in 2020, and 45.1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
318,652
Accepted Out of 470,796

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was 67.7% (318,652 admissions from 470,796 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 66.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.76%, while admissions declined by −0.48%.

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SAT Scores

45.1%
Submission Percentage
23,466
Scores Submitted

45.1% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has a total enrollment of 487,387 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is 344,456 students and the part-time enrollment is 142,931. This means that 70.7% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.7% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Black or African American, 4.02% Two or More Races, 3.66% Asian, 0.785% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.332% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28%), followed by White Male (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (19.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, both undergraduate and graduate, is 487,387 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is 344,456 and the part-time enrollment is 142,931. This means that 70.7% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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: Diverse Fields was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    247,040
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    77,810
  3. Black or African American
    76,904

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is 50.7% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 15.8% Black or African American, 4.02% Two or More Races, 3.66% Asian, 0.785% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.332% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 22,280 students (4.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 20685 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is white (58,214 degrees awarded). There were 4.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14124 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is General Business Administration & Management (8,033 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (6,143 degrees) and General Psychology (3,779 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (1,300 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,483 degrees), and Biology (5,300 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: Diverse Fields are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,490,424 people), Secondary school teachers (532,192 people), Physicians (400,835 people), Education administrators (273,513 people), and Special education teachers (204,889 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Theology (1,300 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,483 degrees), Biology (5,300 degrees), Communication Technologies (471 degrees), and Education (9,229 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: Diverse Fields are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Theology (1,300 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,483 degrees), Biology (5,300 degrees), Communication Technologies (471 degrees), and Education (9,229 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: Diverse Fields are Elementary & secondary schools (2,795,813 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (539,662 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,143 people), Offices of physicians (225,842 people), and Outpatient care centers (146,822 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Theology (1,300 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (3,483 degrees), Biology (5,300 degrees), Communication Technologies (471 degrees), and Education (9,229 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: Diverse Fields.
Most Common
  1. 8033 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 6143 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3779 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was General Business Administration & Management with 8033 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

40,399
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
61,084
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 40,399 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields, which is 0.661 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61,084).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 5244 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.09 times more than the 4800 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 5873 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields in Registered Nursing, which is 6.09 times more than the 964 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43.5% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (55.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is Female and White (55.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 2.81% of graduates (908 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    58,214 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    14,124 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    13,420 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is white (58,214 degrees awarded). There were 4.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (14124 degrees).

3.97% of degree recipients (4,027 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    35,288 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    22,926 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    8,653 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields is white female (35,288 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (22,926 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has an endowment valued at nearly $14.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $354M (2.38k%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields had a total salary expenditure of $26.6M. Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields employs 6,092 Assistant professors, 4,799 Associate professors, and 4,177 Professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are Female Assistant professors (3,230), Male Assistant professors(2,862), and Male Professors (2,647).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields are: Management, with 6579 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 6086 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5985 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.9M
2020 Endowment
2.01%
decline from 2019

Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields has an endowment valued at about $14.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields declined 2.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $524M - Federal
  2. $209M - State
  3. $14.3M - Local

As of 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields received $524M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $209M from state grants and contracts, and $14.3M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.6M
2020 Salaries
0.459%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields paid a median of $10.6M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($26.6M) and a 0.459% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.35% growth from 2018 and a 2.35% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.23B
Instructional Salaries
18,361
Number of Employees

In 2020, Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields paid a total of $1.23B to 18,361 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
6092 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
6579 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields were Assistant professor with 6,092 employees; Associate professor with 4,799 employees; and Associate professor with 4,177 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields were Management with 6,579 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 6,086 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 5,985 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields was Female Assistant professor with 3,230 employees, Male Assistant professor with 2,862 employees, and Male Professor with 2,647 employees.

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

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