Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,520
26.3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,605
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.1%
64,522 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
861,678
44.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.3%
25,975 Graduates

About

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is a Carnegie Classification grouping of higher education institutions. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges were Registered Nursing (4,166 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (3,384 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (3,132 degrees).

In 2019, 230,702 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (107,334 degrees), 1.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56834 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is $8,520, which is $1,560 less than than the national median of $10,080. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $12,489, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,096 less than than the national median $14,585.

Costs

The median in-state tuition for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is $8,520, which is $1,630 less than than the national median in-state tuition of $10,150. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $12,489, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,096 less 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 $13,605.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,520
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was $12,489, which is 147% of the cost for in-state students, which was $8,520. The cost of out-of-state tuition at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is $2,096 more than than the overall (public and private) national median of $14,585, and the in-state tuition is $1,630 more than than the overall (public and private) national median $10,150.

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Average Net Price

$13,605
2019 Value
2.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,605. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges grew by 2.87%.

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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

$8,515
Room and Board
$1,232
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was of $8,515 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,232. The cost of room and board increased by 5.83% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.74% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70.5%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70.5% of undergraduate students at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.73% with respect to 2018, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges received 64,522 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.97% annual decline. Out of those 64,522 applicants, 47,149 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.1% acceptance rate.

There were 861,678 students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in 2019, and 49.4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges has an overall enrollment yield of 28.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
47,149
Accepted Out of 64,522

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was 73.1% (47,149 admissions from 64,522 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -6.97%, while admissions declined by -5.23%.

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SAT Scores

49.4%
Submission Percentage
4,692
Scores Submitted

49.4% of enrolled first-time students at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges has a total enrollment of 861,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 382,487 students and the part-time enrollment is 479,191. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, 13.8% Black or African American, 4.01% Two or More Races, 3.54% Asian, 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.504% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%) and White Male (13.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, both undergraduate and graduate, is 861,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 382,487 and the part-time enrollment is 479,191. This means that 44.4% of students enrolled at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are enrolled full-time.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
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/Associates Colleges was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (63%), Baccalaureate/Associates 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
    379,266
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    224,430
  3. Black or African American
    118,854

The enrolled student population at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, 13.8% Black or African American, 4.01% Two or More Races, 3.54% Asian, 0.517% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.504% 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, 46,319 students (5.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 43394 more women than men received degrees from Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is white (107,334 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56834 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is Registered Nursing (4,166 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (3,384 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (3,132 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (2,265 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (75,665 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (7,186 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Police officers (135,784 people), Other managers (86,093 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (69,631 people), Software developers (39,683 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,540 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Science Technologies (2,265 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (75,665 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7,186 degrees), Protective Services (9,222 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (6,067 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/Associates Colleges are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Science Technologies (2,265 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (75,665 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7,186 degrees), Protective Services (9,222 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (6,067 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Justice, public order, & safety activities (330,529 people), Elementary & secondary schools (158,402 people), Computer Systems Design (65,412 people), Construction (62,412 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (60,243 people).

The most specialized majors at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Science Technologies (2,265 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (75,665 degrees), Engineering Technologies (7,186 degrees), Protective Services (9,222 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (6,067 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/Associates Colleges.
Most Common
  1. 4166 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 3384 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 3132 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was Registered Nursing with 4166 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

93,654
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
137,048
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 93,654 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, which is 0.683 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (137,048).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 25464 degrees were awarded to men at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.617 times less than the 41294 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 41294 degrees were awarded to women at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.62 times more than the 25464 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% of students graduating from Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the 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 (43.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is Female and Asian (43.9% 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, 6.71% of graduates (1744 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    107,334 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    56,834 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29,687 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is white (107,334 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (56834 degrees).

5.07% of degree recipients (11,706 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    62,202 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    45,132 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    34,108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is white female (62,202 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (45,132 degrees).

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Operations

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges has an endowment valued at nearly $10.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $146M (1.35k%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all .

In 2019, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges had a total salary expenditure of $30.7M. Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges employs 4,820 Instructors, 3,792 No academic ranks, and 2,666 Assistant professors. Most academics at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are Female Instructors (2,537), Male Instructors(2,283), and Female No academic ranks (2,123).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges are: Office and Administrative Support, with 8614 employees, Management, with 5414 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5251 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.8M
2019 Endowment
6.73%
growth from 2018

Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges have a median endowment valued at about $10.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges grew 6.73% from the previous year.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $252M - Federal
  2. $140M - State
  3. $120M - Local

As of 2019, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges received $252M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $140M from state grants and contracts, and $120M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.89M
2019 Salaries
29.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges paid a median of $9.89M in salaries, which represents 32.2% of their overall expenditure ($30.7M) and a 29.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 22.7% growth from 2017 and a 5.71% growth from 2016.

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Instructional Salaries

$1.09B
Instructional Salaries
16,631
Number of Employees

In 2019, Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges paid a total of $1.09B to 16,631 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% of all salaries paid.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
4820 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
8614 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges were Instructor with 4,820 employees; No academic rank with 3,792 employees; and No academic rank with 2,666 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges were Office and Administrative Support with 8,614 employees; Management with 5,414 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5,251 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges was Female Instructor with 2,537 employees, Male Instructor with 2,283 employees, and Female No academic rank with 2,123 employees.

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

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