Caldwell University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,250

3.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,857

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.89%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

63.7%

4,004 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,206

72.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.1%

165 Graduates

About

Caldwell University is a higher education institution located in Essex County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Caldwell University were General Psychology (85 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (33 degrees).

In 2017, 506 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Caldwell University. 72.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (236 degrees), 2.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Caldwell University is $32,250, which is $11,517 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Caldwell University is $32,250, which is $11,517 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,857.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,250

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Caldwell University was $32,250. The cost of tuition at Caldwell University is $11,517 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,857

2017 Value

6.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Caldwell University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,857. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Caldwell University grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,820

Room and Board

$2,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Caldwell University was of $12,820 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,100. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Caldwell University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 16.3% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.

6.89%

2016 Default Rate

37

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Caldwell University was 6.89%, which represents 37 out of the 537 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Caldwell University received 4,004 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 41.4% annual growth. Out of those 4,004 applicants, 2,552 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,206 students enrolled at Caldwell University in 2017, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Caldwell University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,552

Accepted Out of 4,004

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Caldwell University was 63.7% (2,552 admissions from 4,004 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 41.4%, while admissions grew by 5.54%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

330

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Caldwell University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Caldwell University has a total enrollment of 2,206 students. The full-time enrollment at Caldwell University is 1,606 students and the part-time enrollment is 600. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Caldwell University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Caldwell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42% White, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.3% Black or African American, 2.77% Asian, 0.0907% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0453% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Caldwell University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.6%) and White Male (9.03%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (54.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.64%) and White Male (7.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Caldwell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,206 students. The full-time enrollment at Caldwell University is 1,606 and the part-time enrollment is 600. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Caldwell University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 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 Caldwell University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Caldwell University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    926

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    430

  3. Black or African American

    249

The enrolled student population at Caldwell University is 42% White, 19.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11.3% Black or African American, 2.77% Asian, 0.0907% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0453% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 232 more women than men received degrees from Caldwell University. The majority of degree recipients at Caldwell University are white (236 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Caldwell University is General Psychology (85 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Caldwell University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (136 degrees awarded), English (18 degrees), and Communications (33 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 Caldwell University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,144,856 people), Secondary school teachers (382,593 people), Education administrators (350,305 people), Other managers (314,521 people), and Postsecondary teachers (277,798 people).

The most specialized majors at Caldwell University are Psychology (136 degrees awarded), English (18 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Education (68 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 Caldwell University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Caldwell University are Psychology (136 degrees awarded), English (18 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Education (68 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 Caldwell University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,319,226 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (607,864 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (350,304 people), Computer Systems Design (251,681 people), and Insurance carriers (197,079 people).

The most specialized majors at Caldwell University are Psychology (136 degrees awarded), English (18 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), Math & Statistics (11 degrees), and Education (68 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Caldwell University was General Psychology with 85 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 137

  2. 369

In 2017, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Caldwell University, which is 0.371 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Caldwell University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 77 degrees were awarded to women at Caldwell University in General Psychology, which is 9.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from Caldwell University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Caldwell University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 9.7% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    236 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    91 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Caldwell University is white (236 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (91 degrees).

18% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    170 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Caldwell University is white female (170 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (66 degrees).

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Operations

Caldwell University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $559k (16.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Caldwell University had a total expenditure of $41.9M. Of that $41.9M, they spent $18.2M on salaries and $41.9M on benefits.

Caldwell University employs 33 Professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Caldwell University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Professors(17), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caldwell University are: Management, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.4M

2017 Endowment

58.1%

decline from 2016

Caldwell University has an endowment valued at about $3.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Caldwell University declined 58.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $435k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Caldwell University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $435k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$18.2M

Salary Expenditure

$41.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Caldwell University had a total expenditure of $41.9M. Of that $41.9M, they spent $18.2M on salaries and $41.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$18.2M

2017 Salaries

5.24%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Caldwell University paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($41.9M) and a 5.24% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.991% growth from 2015 and a 6.18% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.58M

Instructional Salaries

79

Number of Employees

In 2017, Caldwell University paid a total of $5.58M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

33 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Caldwell University were Professor with 33 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Caldwell University were Management with 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Caldwell University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Professor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

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

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