Canisius College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,948

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,767

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.48%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.9%

4,620 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,734

79.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.8%

499 Graduates

About

Canisius College is a higher education institution located in Erie County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Canisius College were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (63 degrees awarded), General Finance (61 degrees), and General Communication (56 degrees).

In 2016, 1,472 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Canisius College. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,119 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (93 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Canisius College is $33,948, which is $13,788 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Canisius College is $33,948, which is $13,788 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 $20,767.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,948

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Canisius College was $33,948. The cost of tuition at Canisius College is $13,788 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,767

2016 Value

5.13%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Canisius College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,767. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Canisius College grew by 5.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,383

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Canisius College was of $10,383 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.22% 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

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Canisius College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2015, when 92% 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.

4.48%

2015 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Canisius College was 4.48%, which represents 55 out of the 1227 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

Canisius College received 4,620 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.76% annual growth. Out of those 4,620 applicants, 3,597 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,734 students enrolled at Canisius College in 2016, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Canisius College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,597

Accepted Out of 4,620

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Canisius College was 77.9% (3,597 admissions from 4,620 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 87%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.76%, while admissions declined by -1.75%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

538

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Canisius College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Canisius College has a total enrollment of 3,734 students. The full-time enrollment at Canisius College is 2,959 students and the part-time enrollment is 775. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Canisius College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Canisius College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.5% White, 7.61% Black or African American, 5.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.09% Asian, 1.47% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Canisius College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.6%), followed by White Male (35.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Canisius College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,734 students. The full-time enrollment at Canisius College is 2,959 and the part-time enrollment is 775. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Canisius College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Canisius College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Canisius College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,594

  2. Black or African American

    284

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    199

The enrolled student population at Canisius College is 69.5% White, 7.61% Black or African American, 5.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.09% Asian, 1.47% Two or More Races, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% 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, 331 students (8.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 200 more women than men received degrees from Canisius College. The majority of degree recipients at Canisius College are white (1,119 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (93 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Canisius College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (63 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (61 degrees) and General Communication (56 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Canisius College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (325 degrees), and Biology (103 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 Canisius College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,082,266 people), Physicians & surgeons (415,877 people), Secondary school teachers (380,146 people), Miscellaneous managers (359,404 people), and Education administrators (325,892 people).

The most specialized majors at Canisius College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (325 degrees), Biology (103 degrees), Communications (80 degrees), and English (36 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 Canisius College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Canisius College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (325 degrees), Biology (103 degrees), Communications (80 degrees), and English (36 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 Canisius College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,132,228 people), Hospitals (663,390 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (636,983 people), Offices of physicians (197,734 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (191,212 people).

The most specialized majors at Canisius College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (107 degrees awarded), Education (325 degrees), Biology (103 degrees), Communications (80 degrees), and English (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 63 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Canisius College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 63 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 636

  2. 836

In 2016, 636 degrees were awarded to men at Canisius College, which is 0.761 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (836).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Canisius College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Canisius College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.711 times less than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% of students graduating from Canisius College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% within 200%.

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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 Canisius College is Male 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, 2.61% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,119 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Canisius College is white (1,119 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (93 degrees).

6.32% of degree recipients (93 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    629 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    490 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Canisius College is white female (629 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (490 degrees).

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Operations

Canisius College has an endowment valued at nearly $111M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $169k (0.152%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Canisius College had a total expenditure of $90.2M. Of that $90.2M, they spent $34.5M on salaries and $90.2M on benefits.

Canisius College employs 80 Associate professors, 66 Professors, and 34 Assistant professors. Most academics at Canisius College are Male Associate professors (49), Male Professors(43), and Female Associate professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Canisius College are: Management, with 91 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Service with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$111M

2015 Endowment

5.89%

growth from 2014

Canisius College has an endowment valued at about $111M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Canisius College grew 5.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $81.9M 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. $2.24M - Federal

  2. $481k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Canisius College received $2.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $481k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$34.5M

Salary Expenditure

$90.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Canisius College had a total expenditure of $90.2M. Of that $90.2M, they spent $34.5M on salaries and $90.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$34.5M

2015 Salaries

4.33%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Canisius College paid a median of $34.5M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($90.2M) and a 4.33% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.4% decline from 2013 and a 3.53% 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

$14.8M

Instructional Salaries

189

Number of Employees

In 2015, Canisius College paid a total of $14.8M to 189 employees working as instructors, which represents 43% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

91 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Canisius College were Associate professor with 80 employees; Professor with 66 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Canisius College were Management with 91 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Service with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Canisius College was Male Associate professor with 49 employees, Male Professor with 43 employees, and Female Associate professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Canisius College.

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