Carson-Newman University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,200

4.13% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,110

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.16%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.3%

6,496 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,659

73.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.4%

212 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 (53 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (41 degrees), and Other Psychology (22 degrees).

In 2016, 629 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carson-Newman University. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (523 degrees), 16.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $25,200, which is $5,040 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $25,200, which is $5,040 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 $18,110.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,200

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University was $25,200. The cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University is $5,040 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,110

2016 Value

8.69%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Carson-Newman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,110. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Carson-Newman University grew by 8.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,889

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carson-Newman University was of $7,889 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 4.89% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 14.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Carson-Newman University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.16%

2015 Default Rate

51

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Carson-Newman University was 8.16%, which represents 51 out of the 625 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Carson-Newman University received 6,496 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,496 applicants, 4,111 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,659 students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carson-Newman University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,111

Accepted Out of 6,496

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carson-Newman University was 63.3% (4,111 admissions from 6,496 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 58.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.6%, while admissions grew by 19%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

70

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Carson-Newman University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carson-Newman University has a total enrollment of 2,659 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,955 students and the part-time enrollment is 704. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.8% White, 7.3% Black or African American, 2.37% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Two or More Races, 0.527% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.376% Asian, and 0.0376% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Black or African American Male (5.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (2.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carson-Newman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,659 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,955 and the part-time enrollment is 704. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 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

    2,121

  2. Black or African American

    194

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    63

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University is 79.8% White, 7.3% Black or African American, 2.37% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Two or More Races, 0.527% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.376% Asian, and 0.0376% 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, 74 students (2.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 161 more women than men received degrees from Carson-Newman University. The majority of degree recipients at Carson-Newman University are white (523 degrees awarded). There were 16.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carson-Newman University is General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (41 degrees) and Other Psychology (22 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 (17 degrees awarded), Education (230 degrees), and Psychology (47 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 (2,024,813 people), Secondary school teachers (340,265 people), Education administrators (310,193 people), Counselors (249,105 people), and Miscellaneous managers (228,742 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Education (230 degrees), Psychology (47 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Carson-Newman University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Education (230 degrees), Psychology (47 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 (3,102,730 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,815 people), Hospitals (348,794 people), Outpatient care centers (182,501 people), and Individual & family services (181,324 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (17 degrees awarded), Education (230 degrees), Psychology (47 degrees), History (8 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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. 53 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Carson-Newman University was General Business Administration & Management with 53 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 234

  2. 395

In 2016, 234 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University, which is 0.592 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (395).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.32 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Carson-Newman University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.86 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% of students graduating from Carson-Newman University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (55.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carson-Newman University is Female and White (55.4% 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, 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

    523 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carson-Newman University is white (523 degrees awarded). There were 16.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

2.7% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    341 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    182 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carson-Newman University is white female (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (182 degrees).

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Operations

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at nearly $53.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.82M (3.4%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Carson-Newman University had a total expenditure of $40.2M. Of that $40.2M, they spent $14.8M on salaries and $40.2M on benefits.

Carson-Newman University employs 53 Associate professors, 36 Assistant professors, and 32 Professors. Most academics at Carson-Newman University are Female Associate professors (32), Male Associate 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

$53.6M

2015 Endowment

3.44%

growth from 2014

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at about $53.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Carson-Newman University grew 3.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.7M 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. $160k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Carson-Newman University received $160k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$14.8M

Salary Expenditure

$40.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Carson-Newman University had a total expenditure of $40.2M. Of that $40.2M, they spent $14.8M on salaries and $40.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$14.8M

2015 Salaries

0.833%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Carson-Newman University paid a median of $14.8M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($40.2M) and a 0.833% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.58% growth from 2013 and a 7.36% 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

$6.28M

Instructional Salaries

122

Number of Employees

In 2015, Carson-Newman University paid a total of $6.28M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.4% 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

53 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Associate professor with 53 employees; Assistant professor with 36 employees; and Assistant professor with 32 employees.

In 2016, 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 Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University was Female Associate professor with 32 employees, Male Associate 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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