Carnegie Mellon University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,196

3.2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$35,250

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.952%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

21.7%

21,189 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

13,258

92.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

89.8%

1,332 Graduates

About

Carnegie Mellon University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Carnegie Mellon University were Computer Science (175 degrees awarded), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (149 degrees), and Systems Science & Theory (104 degrees).

In 2016, 4,896 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University. 38.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 61.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,340 degrees), 1.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (692 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is $51,196, which is $25,340 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

About the photo: View of CMU and the Carnegie Museums from the Cathedral of Learning. You can see the entire main campus of Carnegie Mellon (top), the Carnegie Museums, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (bottom).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is $51,196, which is $25,340 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,250.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,196

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Carnegie Mellon University was $51,196. The cost of tuition at Carnegie Mellon University is $25,340 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$35,250

2016 Value

4.73%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Carnegie Mellon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,250. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Carnegie Mellon University grew by 4.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,830

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carnegie Mellon University was of $12,830 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 3.47% 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

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

0.952%

2015 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Carnegie Mellon University was 0.952%, which represents 13 out of the 1365 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

Carnegie Mellon University received 21,189 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.12% annual growth. Out of those 21,189 applicants, 4,601 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 21.7% acceptance rate.

There were 13,258 students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in 2016, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carnegie Mellon University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

21.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,601

Accepted Out of 21,189

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carnegie Mellon University was 21.7% (4,601 admissions from 21,189 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 23.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.12%, while admissions declined by -5.58%.

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SAT Scores

78%

Submission Percentage

1,204

Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carnegie Mellon University has a total enrollment of 13,258 students. The full-time enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University is 12,254 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,004. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carnegie Mellon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 26.2% White, 17.7% Asian, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.95% Black or African American, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.0377% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0377% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (16.7%), followed by Asian Female (15.9%) and Asian Male (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (13%), followed by White Female (7.28%) and Asian Male (4.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,258 students. The full-time enrollment at Carnegie Mellon University is 12,254 and the part-time enrollment is 1,004. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 Carnegie Mellon University was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Carnegie Mellon University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,478

  2. Asian

    2,347

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    650

The enrolled student population at Carnegie Mellon University is 26.2% White, 17.7% Asian, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.95% Black or African American, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.0377% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0377% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 621 students (4.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1140 fewer women than men received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. The majority of degree recipients at Carnegie Mellon University are white (1,340 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (692 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carnegie Mellon University is Computer Science (175 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical & Electronics Engineering (149 degrees) and Systems Science & Theory (104 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Carnegie Mellon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,433 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,214 degrees), and Math & Statistics (176 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 Carnegie Mellon University are Software developers, applications & systems software (822,297 people), Miscellaneous managers (578,565 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (343,480 people), Civil engineers (242,660 people), and Postsecondary teachers (224,942 people).

The most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Engineering (1,433 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,214 degrees), Math & Statistics (176 degrees), Physical Sciences (217 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (54 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 Carnegie Mellon University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Engineering (1,433 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,214 degrees), Math & Statistics (176 degrees), Physical Sciences (217 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (54 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 Carnegie Mellon University are Computer Systems Design (931,328 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (588,060 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,296 people), Construction (302,676 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (258,113 people).

The most specialized majors at Carnegie Mellon University are Engineering (1,433 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1,214 degrees), Math & Statistics (176 degrees), Physical Sciences (217 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (54 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Carnegie Mellon University.

Most Common

  1. 175 degrees awarded

  2. 149 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carnegie Mellon University was Computer Science with 175 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,018

  2. 1,878

In 2016, 3,018 degrees were awarded to men at Carnegie Mellon University, which is 1.61 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,878).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 376 degrees were awarded to men at Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 3.45 times more than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 263 degrees were awarded to women at Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology, which is 0.725 times less than the 363 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

88%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 72% of students graduating from Carnegie Mellon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carnegie Mellon University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 6.08% of graduates (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,340 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    692 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    216 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carnegie Mellon University is white (1,340 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (692 degrees).

4.41% of degree recipients (216 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    829 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    511 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    372 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carnegie Mellon University is white male (829 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (511 degrees).

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Operations

Carnegie Mellon University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.32B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $106M (8.08%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Carnegie Mellon University had a total expenditure of $1.09B. Of that $1.09B, they spent $579M on salaries and $1.09B on benefits.

Carnegie Mellon University employs 414 Professors, 309 No academic ranks, and 227 Associate professors. Most academics at Carnegie Mellon University are Male Professors (328), Male No academic ranks(219), and Male Associate professors (156).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1043 employees, Management, with 731 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 587 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.32B

2015 Endowment

6.64%

growth from 2014

Carnegie Mellon University has an endowment valued at about $1.32B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Carnegie Mellon University grew 6.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.05B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $196M - Federal

  2. $2.47M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Carnegie Mellon University received $196M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.47M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$579M

Salary Expenditure

$1.09B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Carnegie Mellon University had a total expenditure of $1.09B. Of that $1.09B, they spent $579M on salaries and $1.09B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$579M

2015 Salaries

1.81%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Carnegie Mellon University paid a median of $579M in salaries, which represents 53.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.09B) and a 1.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.86% growth from 2013 and a 6.59% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$126M

Instructional Salaries

1,124

Number of Employees

In 2015, Carnegie Mellon University paid a total of $126M to 1,124 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

414 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1043 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University were Professor with 414 employees; No academic rank with 309 employees; and No academic rank with 227 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,043 employees; Management with 731 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 587 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carnegie Mellon University was Male Professor with 328 employees, Male No academic rank with 219 employees, and Male Associate professor with 156 employees.

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