Bucknell University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,676

3.6% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$34,339

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.77%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

29.9%

10,487 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,626

98.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

88.2%

819 Graduates

About

Bucknell University is a higher education institution located in Union County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bucknell University were General Economics (102 degrees awarded), General Psychology (93 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (62 degrees).

In 2016, 1,073 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bucknell University. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (858 degrees), 17.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bucknell University is $51,676, which is $27,261 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bucknell University is $51,676, which is $27,261 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,339.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,676

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bucknell University was $51,676. The cost of tuition at Bucknell University is $27,261 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$34,339

2016 Value

3.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bucknell University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,339. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bucknell University grew by 3.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,108

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bucknell University was of $8,108 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board decreased by 30.4% 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

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

36%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Bucknell University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.92% with respect to 2015, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.77%

2015 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bucknell University was 1.77%, which represents 9 out of the 509 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Bucknell University received 10,487 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.38% annual decline. Out of those 10,487 applicants, 3,138 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,626 students enrolled at Bucknell University in 2016, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bucknell University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,138

Accepted Out of 10,487

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bucknell University was 29.9% (3,138 admissions from 10,487 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 24.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -4.38%, while admissions grew by 15.5%.

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SAT Scores

63%

Submission Percentage

599

Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at Bucknell University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bucknell University has a total enrollment of 3,626 students. The full-time enrollment at Bucknell University is 3,569 students and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Bucknell University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bucknell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75% White, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Asian, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.42% Black or African American, 0.0276% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bucknell University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (36.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Two or More Races Female (5.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bucknell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,626 students. The full-time enrollment at Bucknell University is 3,569 and the part-time enrollment is 57. This means that 98.4% of students enrolled at Bucknell University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 Bucknell University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Bucknell University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,720

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    226

  3. Asian

    170

The enrolled student population at Bucknell University is 75% White, 6.23% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Asian, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.42% Black or African American, 0.0276% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 199 more women than men received degrees from Bucknell University. The majority of degree recipients at Bucknell University are white (858 degrees awarded). There were 17.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bucknell University is General Economics (102 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (93 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (62 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bucknell University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (247 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (44 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 Bucknell University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (382,992 people), Miscellaneous managers (291,143 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (291,077 people), Postsecondary teachers (201,482 people), and Chief executives & legislators (115,688 people).

The most specialized majors at Bucknell University are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (247 degrees), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and English (60 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 Bucknell University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bucknell University are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (247 degrees), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and English (60 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 Bucknell University are Elementary & secondary schools (521,204 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,375 people), Legal services (312,697 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (182,150 people), and Computer Systems Design (173,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Bucknell University are Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (247 degrees), Language & Linguistics (44 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees), and English (60 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 102 degrees awarded

  2. 93 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bucknell University was General Economics with 102 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 437

  2. 636

In 2016, 437 degrees were awarded to men at Bucknell University, which is 0.687 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (636).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Bucknell University in General Economics, which is 1.49 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 85 degrees were awarded to women at Bucknell University in General Psychology, which is 7.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%

100% Completion Time

89%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 85% of students graduating from Bucknell University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 89% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bucknell University is Female and Asian (100% 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, 1.22% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    858 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bucknell University is white (858 degrees awarded). There were 17.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

0.28% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    506 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    352 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bucknell University is white female (506 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (352 degrees).

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Operations

Bucknell University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.92M (N/A%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Bucknell University had a total expenditure of $206M. Of that $206M, they spent $95.1M on salaries and $206M on benefits.

Bucknell University employs 156 Associate professors, 135 Assistant professors, and 114 Professors. Most academics at Bucknell University are Male Associate professors (87), Male Professors(79), and Male Assistant professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bucknell University are: Service, with 184 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 167 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

100%

decline from 2014

Bucknell University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bucknell University declined 100% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.3M - Federal

  2. $505k - State

  3. $257k - Local

As of 2015, Bucknell University received $2.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $505k from state grants and contracts, and $257k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$95.1M

Salary Expenditure

$206M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bucknell University had a total expenditure of $206M. Of that $206M, they spent $95.1M on salaries and $206M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$95.1M

2015 Salaries

5.09%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bucknell University paid a median of $95.1M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($206M) and a 5.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.73% growth from 2013 and a 4.85% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$38.7M

Instructional Salaries

400

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bucknell University paid a total of $38.7M to 400 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

156 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

184 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bucknell University were Associate professor with 156 employees; Assistant professor with 135 employees; and Assistant professor with 114 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bucknell University were Service with 184 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 167 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bucknell University was Male Associate professor with 87 employees, Male Professor with 79 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 70 employees.

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