Carson-Newman University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,600
3.37% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,531
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
69.2%
3,862 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,725
69.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50.8%
230 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 (50 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 degrees).

In 2019, 841 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Carson-Newman University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (683 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (59 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $27,600, which is $5,574 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Carson-Newman University is $27,600, which is $5,574 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,531.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University was $27,600. The cost of tuition at Carson-Newman University is $5,574 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,531
2019 Value
5.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Carson-Newman University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,531. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Carson-Newman University grew by 5.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,159
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Carson-Newman University was of $8,159 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.12% between 2018 and 2019. 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 2019. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2018, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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6.64%
2017 Default Rate
51
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Carson-Newman University was 6.64%, which represents 51 out of the 768 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Carson-Newman University received 3,862 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.37% annual growth. Out of those 3,862 applicants, 2,674 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,725 students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in 2019, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Carson-Newman University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,674
Accepted Out of 3,862

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Carson-Newman University was 69.2% (2,674 admissions from 3,862 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 66%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.37%, while admissions grew by 8.39%.

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SAT Scores

16%
Submission Percentage
89
Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Carson-Newman University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Carson-Newman University has a total enrollment of 2,725 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 833. This means that 69.4% 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, 8.04% Black or African American, 3.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.661% Asian, 0.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0734% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Carson-Newman University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Male (5.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Black or African American Male (5.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Carson-Newman University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,725 students. The full-time enrollment at Carson-Newman University is 1,892 and the part-time enrollment is 833. This means that 69.4% of students enrolled at Carson-Newman University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2019 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 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,175
  2. Black or African American
    219
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    98

The enrolled student population at Carson-Newman University is 79.8% White, 8.04% Black or African American, 3.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.661% Asian, 0.55% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0734% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 48 students (1.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 187 more women than men received degrees from Carson-Newman University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Carson-Newman University is white (683 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (59 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Carson-Newman University is General Business Administration & Management (53 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (50 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 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 Education (342 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 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 (1,563,012 people), Secondary school teachers (578,320 people), Physicians (411,963 people), Education administrators (293,188 people), and Postsecondary teachers (264,712 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Education (342 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Biology (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (30 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Education (342 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Biology (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (30 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 (2,960,054 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (599,948 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (582,268 people), Offices of physicians (240,759 people), and Computer Systems Design (164,258 people).

The most specialized majors at Carson-Newman University are Education (342 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Biology (40 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (30 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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, 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

327
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
514
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 327 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University, which is 0.636 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (514).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Carson-Newman University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.63 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 65 degrees were awarded to women at Carson-Newman University in Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision, which is 2.5 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% 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 47% 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 (64.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Carson-Newman University is Female and White (64.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    683 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Carson-Newman University is white (683 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (59 degrees).

1.19% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    436 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    247 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Carson-Newman University is white female (436 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (247 degrees).

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Operations

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at nearly $59.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.69M (2.85%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Carson-Newman University had a total salary expenditure of $43.5M. Carson-Newman University employs 44 Assistant professors, 41 Associate professors, and 34 Professors. Most academics at Carson-Newman University are Female Assistant professors (24), Female Associate professors(23), and Male 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 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$59.5M
2019 Endowment
1.69%
growth from 2018

Carson-Newman University has an endowment valued at about $59.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Carson-Newman University grew 1.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21M 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. $257k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Carson-Newman University received $257k 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

$18M
2019 Salaries
8.05%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Carson-Newman University paid a median of $18M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($43.5M) and a 8.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.8% growth from 2017 and a 0.97% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.68M
Instructional Salaries
120
Number of Employees

In 2019, Carson-Newman University paid a total of $6.68M to 120 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Assistant professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Carson-Newman University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Carson-Newman University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Associate professor with 23 employees, and Male Professor with 21 employees.

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