Carlow University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,136

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,252

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.71%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

86.4%

806 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,255

57.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.6%

107 Graduates

About

Carlow University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Carlow University were Registered Nursing (71 degrees awarded), General Psychology (27 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

In 2016, 578 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carlow University. 88.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 11.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (403 degrees), 4.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carlow University is $27,136, which is $6,976 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carlow University is $27,136, which is $6,976 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 $18,252.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,136

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Carlow University was $27,136. The cost of tuition at Carlow University is $6,976 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,252

2016 Value

3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Carlow University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,252. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Carlow University grew by 3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,572

Room and Board

$1,020

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carlow University was of $10,572 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,020. The cost of room and board increased by 2.5% 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

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Carlow University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.3% with respect to 2015, when 87% 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.

5.71%

2015 Default Rate

47

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Carlow University was 5.71%, which represents 47 out of the 823 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

Carlow University received 806 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.7% annual decline. Out of those 806 applicants, 696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,255 students enrolled at Carlow University in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carlow University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

696

Accepted Out of 806

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carlow University was 86.4% (696 admissions from 806 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -147%, while admissions declined by -8.78%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

191

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at Carlow University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carlow University has a total enrollment of 2,255 students. The full-time enrollment at Carlow University is 1,297 students and the part-time enrollment is 958. This means that 57.5% of students enrolled at Carlow University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carlow University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 0.399% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carlow University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (59.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (13.2%) and White Male (8.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60.9%), followed by White Male (16.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carlow University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,255 students. The full-time enrollment at Carlow University is 1,297 and the part-time enrollment is 958. This means that 57.5% of students enrolled at Carlow University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Carlow University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Carlow University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,538

  2. Black or African American

    365

  3. Two or More Races

    81

The enrolled student population at Carlow University is 68.2% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% Asian, 0.399% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.177% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 442 more women than men received degrees from Carlow University. The majority of degree recipients at Carlow University are white (403 degrees awarded). There were 4.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carlow University is Registered Nursing (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (27 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (20 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 Education (82 degrees awarded), Health (246 degrees), and Protective Services (38 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 Carlow University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,092,179 people), Registered nurses (1,336,858 people), Secondary school teachers (349,840 people), Education administrators (332,070 people), and Miscellaneous managers (315,737 people).

The most specialized majors at Carlow University are Education (82 degrees awarded), Health (246 degrees), Protective Services (38 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (32 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 Carlow University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

The most specialized majors at Carlow University are Education (82 degrees awarded), Health (246 degrees), Protective Services (38 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (32 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 (3,326,731 people), Hospitals (1,703,995 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,806 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (449,648 people), and Outpatient care centers (352,587 people).

The most specialized majors at Carlow University are Education (82 degrees awarded), Health (246 degrees), Protective Services (38 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (32 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 71 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carlow University was Registered Nursing with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 68

  2. 510

In 2016, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Carlow University, which is 0.133 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (510).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Carlow University in Financial Forensics & Fraud Investigation, which is 0.31 times less than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Carlow University in Registered Nursing, which is 34.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 44% of students graduating from Carlow University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carlow University is Female and Two or More Races (66.7% 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, 24.3% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    403 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carlow University is white (403 degrees awarded). There were 4.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    362 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    81 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carlow University is white female (362 degrees awarded). There were 4.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (81 degrees).

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Operations

Carlow University has an endowment valued at nearly $23.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $582k (2.48%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Carlow University had a total expenditure of $43.5M. Of that $43.5M, they spent $20.1M on salaries and $43.5M on benefits.

Carlow University employs 32 Assistant professors, 24 Professors, and 24 Associate professors. Most academics at Carlow University are Female Assistant professors (23), Female Associate professors(18), and Female Instructors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carlow University are: Management, with 46 employees, Service, with 33 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.5M

2015 Endowment

10.8%

growth from 2014

Carlow University has an endowment valued at about $23.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Carlow University grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.4M 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. $601k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Carlow University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $601k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$20.1M

Salary Expenditure

$43.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Carlow University had a total expenditure of $43.5M. Of that $43.5M, they spent $20.1M on salaries and $43.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$20.1M

2015 Salaries

3.57%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Carlow University paid a median of $20.1M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($43.5M) and a 3.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.31% growth from 2013 and a 1.17% 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

$6.02M

Instructional Salaries

97

Number of Employees

In 2015, Carlow University paid a total of $6.02M to 97 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

46 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carlow University were Assistant professor with 32 employees; Professor with 24 employees; and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carlow University were Management with 46 employees; Service with 33 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carlow University was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Instructor with 16 employees.

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

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