Carlow University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,542
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,212
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.16%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
94.5%
650 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,976
61.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.4%
115 Graduates

About

Carlow University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Carlow University were Registered Nursing (124 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (35 degrees), and General Psychology (28 degrees).

In 2020, 634 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carlow University. 85% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (473 degrees), 5.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (85 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carlow University is $30,542, which is $8,012 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Carlow University is $30,542, which is $8,012 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,212.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending Carlow University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,542
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Carlow University was $30,542. The cost of tuition at Carlow University is $8,012 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,212
2020 Value
3.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Carlow University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,212. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Carlow University grew by 3.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,902
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carlow University was of $11,902 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 4.03% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Carlow University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.49% with respect to 2019, when 86% 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.
4.16%
2018 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Carlow University was 4.16%, which represents 34 out of the 817 total borrowers.

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Carlow University received 650 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.85% annual decline. Out of those 650 applicants, 614 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,976 students enrolled at Carlow University in 2020, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carlow University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
614
Accepted Out of 650

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carlow University was 94.5% (614 admissions from 650 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.85%, while admissions declined by −7.25%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
186
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Carlow University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Carlow University has a total enrollment of 1,976 students. The full-time enrollment at Carlow University is 1,214 students and the part-time enrollment is 762. This means that 61.4% of students enrolled at Carlow University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carlow University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.5% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 3.49% Two or More Races, 2.68% Asian, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0506% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carlow University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.6%), followed by White Male (11.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.6%) and White Male (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carlow University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,976 students. The full-time enrollment at Carlow University is 1,214 and the part-time enrollment is 762. This means that 61.4% of students enrolled at Carlow University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 Carlow University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Carlow University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,433
  2. Black or African American
    299
  3. Two or More Races
    69

The enrolled student population at Carlow University is 72.5% White, 15.1% Black or African American, 3.49% Two or More Races, 2.68% Asian, 2.23% Hispanic or Latino, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0506% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 444 more women than men received degrees from Carlow University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carlow University is white (473 degrees awarded). There were 5.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (85 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carlow University is Registered Nursing (124 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (35 degrees) and General Psychology (28 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Carlow University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (301 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), and Psychology (51 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Carlow University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,951,900 people), Registered nurses (1,449,092 people), Physicians (533,810 people), Secondary school teachers (469,468 people), and Postsecondary teachers (359,537 people).

The most specialized majors at Carlow University are Health (301 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), and Education (53 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 Carlow University are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Carlow University are Health (301 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), and Education (53 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 Carlow University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,403,027 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,104,602 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (789,545 people), Outpatient care centers (446,036 people), and Offices of physicians (418,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Carlow University are Health (301 degrees awarded), English (16 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Biology (36 degrees), and Education (53 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Carlow University.
Most Common
  1. 124 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carlow University was Registered Nursing with 124 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

95
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
539
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Carlow University, which is 0.176 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (539).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Carlow University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.476 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 113 degrees were awarded to women at Carlow University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.3 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 38% of students graduating from Carlow University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carlow University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.87% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    473 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carlow University is white (473 degrees awarded). There were 5.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (85 degrees).

6.47% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    404 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Carlow University is white female (404 degrees awarded). There were 5.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (69 degrees).

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Carlow University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.77M (4.9%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Carlow University had a total salary expenditure of $53.4M. Carlow University employs 40 Assistant professors, 28 Professors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Carlow University are Female Assistant professors (31), Female Associate professors(20), and Female Professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carlow University are: Management, with 53 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

Endowment

$36.1M
2020 Endowment
11.3%
growth from 2019

Carlow University has an endowment valued at about $36.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Carlow University grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.53M lower 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $1.45M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Carlow University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.45M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.3M
2020 Salaries
7.43%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Carlow University paid a median of $22.3M in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($53.4M) and a 7.43% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.35% decline from 2018 and a 0.088% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.42M
Instructional Salaries
109
Number of Employees

In 2020, Carlow University paid a total of $7.42M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carlow University were Assistant professor with 40 employees; Professor with 28 employees; and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carlow University were Management with 53 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carlow University was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Carlow University.

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