Castleton University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,832
4.67% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,528
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
88.3%
1,933 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,211
67.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.8%
207 Graduates

About

Castleton University is a higher education institution located in Rutland County, VT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Castleton University were Registered Nursing (57 degrees awarded), Accounting & Business Management (45 degrees), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (32 degrees).

In 2020, 520 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Castleton University. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (440 degrees), 23.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Castleton University is $11,832, which is $−16,568 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Castleton University is $11,832, which is $−16,568 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,528.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending Castleton University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,832
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Castleton University was $11,832. The cost of tuition at Castleton University is $−16,568 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$17,528
2020 Value
0.641%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Castleton University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,528. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Castleton University grew by 0.641%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,845
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Castleton University was of $10,845 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Castleton University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.75% with respect to 2019, when 80% 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.
5.76%
2018 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Castleton University was 5.76%, which represents 36 out of the 625 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

Castleton University received 1,933 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11% annual decline. Out of those 1,933 applicants, 1,707 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,211 students enrolled at Castleton University in 2020, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Castleton University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,707
Accepted Out of 1,933

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Castleton University was 88.3% (1,707 admissions from 1,933 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 83.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11%, while admissions declined by −6.16%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
185
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Castleton University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Castleton University has a total enrollment of 2,211 students. The full-time enrollment at Castleton University is 1,490 students and the part-time enrollment is 721. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Castleton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Castleton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.7% White, 4.07% Black or African American, 2.85% Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0905% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Castleton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Black or African American Male (2.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (45.8%), followed by White Female (41.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Castleton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,211 students. The full-time enrollment at Castleton University is 1,490 and the part-time enrollment is 721. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Castleton University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2020 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 Castleton University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Castleton University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,850
  2. Black or African American
    90
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    63

The enrolled student population at Castleton University is 83.7% White, 4.07% Black or African American, 2.85% Hispanic or Latino, 1.9% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0905% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 76 more women than men received degrees from Castleton University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Castleton University is white (440 degrees awarded). There were 23.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Castleton University is Registered Nursing (57 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting & Business Management (45 degrees) and Other Health Preparatory Programs (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Castleton University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (87 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 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 Castleton University are Elementary & middle school teachers (188,978 people), Social workers, all other (150,487 people), Other managers (139,917 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (123,683 people), and Postsecondary teachers (104,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Castleton University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (87 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and Math & Statistics (9 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 Castleton University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Castleton University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (87 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and Math & Statistics (9 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 Castleton University are Elementary & secondary schools (434,782 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (228,622 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (217,130 people), Computer Systems Design (127,849 people), and Individual & family services (119,354 people).

The most specialized majors at Castleton University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (87 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (26 degrees), and Math & Statistics (9 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 Castleton University.
Most Common
  1. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Castleton University was Registered Nursing with 57 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
298
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Castleton University, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (298).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Castleton University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 4.57 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Castleton University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from Castleton University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Sex

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 Castleton University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.45% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    440 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Castleton University is white (440 degrees awarded). There were 23.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

1.54% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    256 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    184 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Castleton University is white female (256 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (184 degrees).

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Operations

Castleton University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $79k (NaNk%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Castleton University had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Castleton University employs 33 Professors, 28 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Castleton University are Male Professors (18), Male Associate professors(17), and Female Professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Castleton University are: Service, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.08M - Federal
  2. $122k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Castleton University received $2.08M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $122k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.8M
2020 Salaries
4.53%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Castleton University paid a median of $16.8M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.46% decline from 2018 and a 0.781% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.94M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2020, Castleton University paid a total of $4.94M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Castleton University were Professor with 33 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Castleton University were Service with 37 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Castleton University was Male Professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Female Professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Castleton University.

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