Baker University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,600

3.25% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,680

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.88%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.8%

899 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,726

44.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.1%

111 Graduates

About

Baker University is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Baker University were General Business Administration & Management (156 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (68 degrees), and General Business (33 degrees).

In 2016, 930 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Baker University. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (705 degrees), 8.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Baker University is $27,600, which is $7,440 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Baker University is $27,600, which is $7,440 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,680.

In 2016, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,600

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Baker University was $27,600. The cost of tuition at Baker University is $7,440 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,680

2016 Value

6.83%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Baker University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,680. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Baker University grew by 6.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,470

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Baker University was of $8,470 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 7.44% 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

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Baker University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.37% with respect to 2015, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.88%

2015 Default Rate

54

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Baker University was 4.88%, which represents 54 out of the 1106 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Baker University received 899 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.443% annual decline. Out of those 899 applicants, 699 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,726 students enrolled at Baker University in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Baker University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

699

Accepted Out of 899

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Baker University was 77.8% (699 admissions from 899 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -0.443%, while admissions declined by -5.16%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

23

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Baker University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Baker University has a total enrollment of 2,726 students. The full-time enrollment at Baker University is 1,221 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,505. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Baker University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Baker University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.9% White, 8.11% Black or African American, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 1.69% Two or More Races, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.21% Asian, and 0.293% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Baker University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Black or African American Male (5.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Baker University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,726 students. The full-time enrollment at Baker University is 1,221 and the part-time enrollment is 1,505. This means that 44.8% of students enrolled at Baker University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Baker University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Baker University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,043

  2. Black or African American

    221

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    170

The enrolled student population at Baker University is 74.9% White, 8.11% Black or African American, 6.24% Hispanic or Latino, 1.69% Two or More Races, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.21% Asian, and 0.293% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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, 140 students (5.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 234 more women than men received degrees from Baker University. The majority of degree recipients at Baker University are white (705 degrees awarded). There were 8.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Baker University is General Business Administration & Management (156 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (68 degrees) and General Business (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Baker University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (251 degrees awarded), Business (493 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 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 Baker University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,070,454 people), Accountants & auditors (1,104,063 people), Miscellaneous managers (835,421 people), Financial managers (441,635 people), and Secondary school teachers (360,989 people).

The most specialized majors at Baker University are Education (251 degrees awarded), Business (493 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (13 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 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 Baker University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Baker University are Education (251 degrees awarded), Business (493 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (13 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 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 Baker University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,183,565 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,498 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (588,886 people), Hospitals (581,072 people), and Banking & related activities (506,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Baker University are Education (251 degrees awarded), Business (493 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (13 degrees), and Physical Sciences (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 156 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Baker University was General Business Administration & Management with 156 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 348

  2. 582

In 2016, 348 degrees were awarded to men at Baker University, which is 0.598 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (582).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 190 degrees were awarded to men at Baker University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.868 times less than the 219 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 219 degrees were awarded to women at Baker University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 190 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 41% of students graduating from Baker University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Baker University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.7% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    705 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Baker University is white (705 degrees awarded). There were 8.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (81 degrees).

6.24% of degree recipients (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    430 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    275 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Baker University is white female (430 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (275 degrees).

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Operations

Baker University has an endowment valued at nearly $37.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.45M (3.83%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Baker University had a total expenditure of $41.8M. Of that $41.8M, they spent $15.4M on salaries and $41.8M on benefits.

Baker University employs 26 Assistant professors, 23 Professors, and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Baker University are Female Assistant professors (16), Female Professors(12), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baker University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.9M

2015 Endowment

2.9%

decline from 2014

Baker University has an endowment valued at about $37.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Baker University declined 2.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.02M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $197k - Federal

  2. $790k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Baker University received $197k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $790k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$15.4M

Salary Expenditure

$41.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Baker University had a total expenditure of $41.8M. Of that $41.8M, they spent $15.4M on salaries and $41.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Baker University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.4M

2015 Salaries

2.36%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Baker University paid a median of $15.4M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($41.8M) and a 2.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.493% decline from 2013 and a 1.35% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.6M

Instructional Salaries

68

Number of Employees

In 2015, Baker University paid a total of $3.6M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

45 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Baker University were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Professor with 23 employees; and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Baker University were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Baker University was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Female Professor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Baker University.

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