Brown University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,112
5.31% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,218
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.11%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
7.07%
38,674 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,333
94.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
95%
1,457 Graduates

About

Brown University is a higher education institution located in Providence County, RI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brown University were Computer Science (185 degrees awarded), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (144 degrees), and General Applied Mathematics (137 degrees).

In 2019, 3,296 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brown University. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,365 degrees), 3.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (402 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brown University is $57,112, which is $28,612 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brown University is $57,112, which is $28,612 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,218.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,112
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Brown University was $57,112. The cost of tuition at Brown University is $28,612 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$27,218
2019 Value
0.0734%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Brown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,218. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Brown University grew by 0.0734%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,670
Room and Board
$1,595
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brown University was of $14,670 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,595. The cost of room and board increased by 4.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Brown University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
2.11%
2017 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Brown University was 2.11%, which represents 17 out of the 804 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

Brown University received 38,674 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.13% annual growth. Out of those 38,674 applicants, 2,733 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 7.07% acceptance rate.

There were 10,333 students enrolled at Brown University in 2019, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brown University has an overall enrollment yield of 60.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

7.07%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,733
Accepted Out of 38,674

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brown University was 7.07% (2,733 admissions from 38,674 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 7.67%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.13%, while admissions grew by 0.552%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
1,118
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Brown University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brown University has a total enrollment of 10,333 students. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 9,741 students and the part-time enrollment is 592. This means that 94.3% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.6% White, 14.4% Asian, 9.88% Hispanic or Latino, 6.5% Black or African American, 5.01% Two or More Races, 0.261% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.3%), followed by White Female (20.4%) and Asian Female (9.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.4%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Asian Female (5.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,333 students. The full-time enrollment at Brown University is 9,741 and the part-time enrollment is 592. This means that 94.3% of students enrolled at Brown University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
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 Brown University was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Brown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,097
  2. Asian
    1,493
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,021

The enrolled student population at Brown University is 39.6% White, 14.4% Asian, 9.88% Hispanic or Latino, 6.5% Black or African American, 5.01% Two or More Races, 0.261% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 557 students (5.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 182 more women than men received degrees from Brown University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brown University is white (1,365 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (402 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brown University is Computer Science (185 degrees awarded), followed by Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (144 degrees) and General Applied Mathematics (137 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Brown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (230 degrees), and History (109 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 Brown University are Postsecondary teachers (220,937 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (189,468 people), Other managers (186,422 people), Secondary school teachers (183,761 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (169,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (230 degrees), History (109 degrees), Physical Sciences (144 degrees), and English (147 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 Brown University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (230 degrees), History (109 degrees), Physical Sciences (144 degrees), and English (147 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 Brown University are Elementary & secondary schools (480,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,704 people), Computer Systems Design (186,593 people), Legal services (152,350 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,156 people).

The most specialized majors at Brown University are Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (230 degrees), History (109 degrees), Physical Sciences (144 degrees), and English (147 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 Brown University.
Most Common
  1. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 137 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brown University was Computer Science with 185 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,557
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,739
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,557 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University, which is 0.895 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,739).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 173 degrees were awarded to men at Brown University in Computer Science, which is 1.57 times more than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 110 degrees were awarded to women at Brown University in Computer Science, which is 0.636 times less than the 173 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 86% of students graduating from Brown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brown University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,365 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    402 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    308 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brown University is white (1,365 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (402 degrees).

7.07% of degree recipients (233 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    696 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    669 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brown University is white female (696 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (669 degrees).

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Operations

Brown University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.98B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $464M (11.7%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Brown University had a total salary expenditure of $1.01B. Brown University employs 399 Professors, 154 Associate professors, and 146 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brown University are Male Professors (296), Female Professors(103), and Male Associate professors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University are: Management, with 490 employees, Service, with 472 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 418 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.98B
2019 Endowment
10.3%
growth from 2018

Brown University has an endowment valued at about $3.98B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Brown University grew 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.67B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $179M - Federal
  2. $416k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Brown University received $179M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $416k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$403M
2019 Salaries
6.94%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Brown University paid a median of $403M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($1.01B) and a 6.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.2% growth from 2017 and a 6.19% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$127M
Instructional Salaries
899
Number of Employees

In 2019, Brown University paid a total of $127M to 899 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
399 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
490 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brown University were Professor with 399 employees; Associate professor with 154 employees; and Associate professor with 146 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brown University were Management with 490 employees; Service with 472 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 418 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brown University was Male Professor with 296 employees, Female Professor with 103 employees, and Male Associate professor with 93 employees.

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

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