Carson-Newman University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,200

3.97% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,598

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.03%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

67.4%

3,294 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,514

71.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

45.7%

204 Graduates

About

Carson-Newman University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Carson-Newman University were General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (35 degrees), and General Psychology (32 degrees).

In 2017, 850 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carson-Newman University. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (701 degrees), 17.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $26,200, which is $5,467 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $26,200, which is $5,467 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 $18,598.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,200

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University was $26,200. The cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University is $5,467 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,598

2017 Value

2.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Carson-Newman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,598. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Carson-Newman University grew by 2.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,969

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carson-Newman University was of $7,969 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.01% 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

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Carson-Newman University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 97% 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.

9.03%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Carson-Newman University was 9.03%, which represents 55 out of the 609 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

Carson-Newman University received 3,294 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 49.3% annual decline. Out of those 3,294 applicants, 2,219 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,514 students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in 2017, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carson-Newman University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,219

Accepted Out of 3,294

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carson-Newman University was 67.4% (2,219 admissions from 3,294 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -49.3%, while admissions declined by -46%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

64

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Carson-Newman University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carson-Newman University has a total enrollment of 2,514 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,797 students and the part-time enrollment is 717. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.9% White, 8.04% Black or African American, 2.74% Hispanic or Latino, 2.51% Two or More Races, 0.557% Asian, 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0398% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Black or African American Male (5.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.4%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Black or African American Male (3.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carson-Newman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,514 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,797 and the part-time enrollment is 717. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Carson-Newman University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Carson-Newman University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,959

  2. Black or African American

    202

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University is 77.9% White, 8.04% Black or African American, 2.74% Hispanic or Latino, 2.51% Two or More Races, 0.557% Asian, 0.398% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0398% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 70 students (2.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 176 more women than men received degrees from Carson-Newman University. The majority of degree recipients at Carson-Newman University are white (701 degrees awarded). There were 17.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carson-Newman University is General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (35 degrees) and General Psychology (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Carson-Newman University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Education (384 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (17 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 Carson-Newman University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,992,491 people), Secondary school teachers (330,839 people), Education administrators (303,907 people), Postsecondary teachers (190,944 people), and Other managers (181,213 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Education (384 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 Carson-Newman University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Education (384 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 Carson-Newman University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,039,755 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (427,549 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (320,505 people), Outpatient care centers (192,172 people), and Individual & family services (163,865 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees awarded), Education (384 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 Carson-Newman University.

Most Common

  1. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carson-Newman University was General Business Administration & Management with 52 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 337

  2. 513

In 2017, 337 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University, which is 0.657 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (513).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.63 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Carson-Newman University in Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision, which is 1.92 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Carson-Newman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carson-Newman University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    701 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carson-Newman University is white (701 degrees awarded). There were 17.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (41 degrees).

4.82% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    445 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    256 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carson-Newman University is white female (445 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (256 degrees).

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Operations

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at nearly $57.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.27M (7.42%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Carson-Newman University had a total salary expenditure of $42.2M. Carson-Newman University employs 48 Associate professors, 37 Assistant professors, and 33 Professors. Most academics at Carson-Newman University are Female Associate professors (30), Male Professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carson-Newman University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$57.5M

2017 Endowment

5.25%

growth from 2016

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at about $57.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Carson-Newman University grew 5.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.4M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $169k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Carson-Newman University received $169k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.2M

2017 Salaries

0.97%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Carson-Newman University paid a median of $16.2M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($42.2M) and a 0.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.2% growth from 2015 and a 0.833% 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

$6.36M

Instructional Salaries

122

Number of Employees

In 2017, Carson-Newman University paid a total of $6.36M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.3% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

48 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Associate professor with 48 employees; Assistant professor with 37 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University was Female Associate professor with 30 employees, Male Professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Carson-Newman University.

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