Castleton University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,248

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,118

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.49%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

95.3%

2,116 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,342

75.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.3%

234 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 General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees awarded), Other Health Preparatory Programs (30 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (20 degrees).

In 2016, 510 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Castleton University. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (439 degrees), 15.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Castleton University is $10,248, which is $-14,167 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Castleton University is $10,248, which is $-14,167 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,118.

In 2016, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,248

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Castleton University was $10,248. The cost of tuition at Castleton University is $-14,167 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$16,118

2016 Value

1.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Castleton University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,118. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Castleton University grew by 1.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,438

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Castleton University was of $9,438 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.53% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Castleton University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.62% with respect to 2015, when 65% 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.

6.49%

2015 Default Rate

42

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Castleton University was 6.49%, which represents 42 out of the 647 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 2,116 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.93% annual growth. Out of those 2,116 applicants, 2,017 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,342 students enrolled at Castleton University in 2016, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Castleton University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,017

Accepted Out of 2,116

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Castleton University was 95.3% (2,017 admissions from 2,116 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 96.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.93%, while admissions grew by 0.398%.

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SAT Scores

85%

Submission Percentage

404

Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Castleton University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Castleton University has a total enrollment of 2,342 students. The full-time enrollment at Castleton University is 1,768 students and the part-time enrollment is 574. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Castleton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Castleton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.1% White, 2.39% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Black or African American, 1.02% Asian, 0.512% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0427% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Castleton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.4%), followed by White Male (39.7%) and Black or African American Male (1.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.4%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Castleton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,342 students. The full-time enrollment at Castleton University is 1,768 and the part-time enrollment is 574. This means that 75.5% of students enrolled at Castleton University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 Castleton University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Castleton University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,923

  2. Two or More Races

    56

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    55

The enrolled student population at Castleton University is 82.1% White, 2.39% Two or More Races, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Black or African American, 1.02% Asian, 0.512% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0427% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 170 students (7.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 76 more women than men received degrees from Castleton University. The majority of degree recipients at Castleton University are white (439 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Castleton University is General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Preparatory Programs (30 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (20 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 (47 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 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 (171,948 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (126,916 people), Miscellaneous managers (112,478 people), Postsecondary teachers (112,161 people), and Secondary school teachers (72,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Castleton University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (4 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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Castleton University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (4 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 (317,830 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (206,037 people), Hospitals (112,927 people), Legal services (104,313 people), and Computer Systems Design (98,094 people).

The most specialized majors at Castleton University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (13 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (4 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Castleton University was General Business Administration & Management with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 217

  2. 293

In 2016, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Castleton University, which is 0.741 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (293).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Castleton University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.93 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Castleton University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.93 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 35% of students graduating from Castleton 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 49% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Castleton University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.855% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    439 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Castleton University is white (439 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (29 degrees).

5.69% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    249 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    190 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Castleton University is white female (249 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (190 degrees).

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Operations

Castleton University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $130k (N/A%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Castleton University had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

Castleton University employs 37 Professors, 37 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Castleton University are Female Assistant professors (23), Female Professors(19), and Male Professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Castleton University are: Management, with 45 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

100%

decline from 2014

Castleton University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Castleton University declined 100% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.23M - Federal

  2. $83.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Castleton University received $1.23M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $83.3k 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.

$18.8M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Castleton University had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $18.8M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$18.8M

2015 Salaries

0.217%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Castleton University paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0.217% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.96% growth from 2013 and a 5.43% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.37M

Instructional Salaries

94

Number of Employees

In 2015, Castleton University paid a total of $5.37M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

37 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

45 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Castleton University were Professor with 37 employees; Assistant professor with 37 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Castleton University were Management with 45 employees; Service with 36 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Castleton University was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Female Professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 18 employees.

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

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