Case Western Reserve University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,074

3.25% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$34,973

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.52%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

33.1%

25,380 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,824

88.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

81.8%

834 Graduates

About

Case Western Reserve University is a higher education institution located in Cuyahoga County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Case Western Reserve University were Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (125 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (102 degrees), and Computer Science (100 degrees).

In 2017, 3,585 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Case Western Reserve University. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,767 degrees), 3.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (489 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Case Western Reserve University is $47,074, which is $20,574 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Case Western Reserve University is $47,074, which is $20,574 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,973.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,074

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Case Western Reserve University was $47,074. The cost of tuition at Case Western Reserve University is $20,574 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$34,973

2017 Value

5.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Case Western Reserve University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,973. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Case Western Reserve University grew by 5.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,298

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Case Western Reserve University was of $14,298 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.23% 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

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.22% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

1.52%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Case Western Reserve University was 1.52%, which represents 25 out of the 1640 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

Case Western Reserve University received 25,380 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.8% annual growth. Out of those 25,380 applicants, 8,405 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 33.1% acceptance rate.

There were 11,824 students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in 2017, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Case Western Reserve University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

33.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,405

Accepted Out of 25,380

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Case Western Reserve University was 33.1% (8,405 admissions from 25,380 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 35.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.8%, while admissions grew by 2.6%.

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SAT Scores

51%

Submission Percentage

672

Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Case Western Reserve University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Case Western Reserve University has a total enrollment of 11,824 students. The full-time enrollment at Case Western Reserve University is 10,464 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,360. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Case Western Reserve University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.5% White, 15.2% Asian, 6.4% Black or African American, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.093% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0507% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (28%), followed by White Female (20.6%) and Asian Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.2%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Asian Female (6.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Case Western Reserve University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,824 students. The full-time enrollment at Case Western Reserve University is 10,464 and the part-time enrollment is 1,360. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Case Western Reserve University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 Case Western Reserve University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Case Western Reserve University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,611

  2. Asian

    1,803

  3. Black or African American

    757

The enrolled student population at Case Western Reserve University is 47.5% White, 15.2% Asian, 6.4% Black or African American, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 0.093% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0507% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 393 students (3.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 179 more women than men received degrees from Case Western Reserve University. The majority of degree recipients at Case Western Reserve University are white (1,767 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (489 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Case Western Reserve University is Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (125 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (102 degrees) and Computer Science (100 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Case Western Reserve University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (694 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), and Biology (343 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Physicians (475,549 people), Other managers (444,990 people), Software developers (387,738 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (325,473 people), and Postsecondary teachers (257,553 people).

The most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Engineering (694 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), Biology (343 degrees), Physical Sciences (96 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (176 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 Case Western Reserve University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Engineering (694 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), Biology (343 degrees), Physical Sciences (96 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (176 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (603,686 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (543,702 people), Computer Systems Design (468,668 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (437,284 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (320,397 people).

The most specialized majors at Case Western Reserve University are Engineering (694 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), Biology (343 degrees), Physical Sciences (96 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (176 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 Case Western Reserve University.

Most Common

  1. 125 degrees awarded

  2. 102 degrees awarded

  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Case Western Reserve University was Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering with 125 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,703

  2. 1,882

In 2017, 1,703 degrees were awarded to men at Case Western Reserve University, which is 0.905 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,882).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Case Western Reserve University in General Finance, which is 1.24 times more than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 147 degrees were awarded to women at Case Western Reserve University in Social Work, which is 5.07 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from Case Western Reserve University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Case Western Reserve 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, 10.6% of graduates (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,767 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    489 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Case Western Reserve University is white (1,767 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (489 degrees).

3.82% of degree recipients (137 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    898 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    869 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    282 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Case Western Reserve University is white female (898 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (869 degrees).

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Operations

Case Western Reserve University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.8B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $226M (12.6%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Case Western Reserve University had a total expenditure of $958M. Of that $958M, they spent $356M on salaries and $958M on benefits.

Case Western Reserve University employs 270 Professors, 179 Associate professors, and 143 Assistant professors. Most academics at Case Western Reserve University are Male Professors (203), Male Associate professors(104), and Female Assistant professors (86).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 302 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 275 employees, and Service with 274 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.8B

2017 Endowment

8.18%

growth from 2016

Case Western Reserve University has an endowment valued at about $1.8B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Case Western Reserve University grew 8.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.51B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $334M - Federal

  2. $6.1M - State

  3. $2.74M - Local

As of 2017, Case Western Reserve University received $334M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.74M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$356M

Salary Expenditure

$958M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Case Western Reserve University had a total expenditure of $958M. Of that $958M, they spent $356M on salaries and $958M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Case Western Reserve University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$356M

2017 Salaries

3.57%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Case Western Reserve University paid a median of $356M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($958M) and a 3.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.906% decline from 2015 and a 0.596% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$82.9M

Instructional Salaries

771

Number of Employees

In 2017, Case Western Reserve University paid a total of $82.9M to 771 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

270 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

302 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University were Professor with 270 employees; Associate professor with 179 employees; and Associate professor with 143 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University were Office and Administrative Support with 302 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 275 employees; and Service with 274 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Case Western Reserve University was Male Professor with 203 employees, Male Associate professor with 104 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 86 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Case Western Reserve University.

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