Catawba College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,920

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,172

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

42.4%

3,125 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,336

95.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.3%

133 Graduates

About

Catawba College is a higher education institution located in Rowan County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Catawba College were General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (24 degrees), and General Music (22 degrees).

In 2017, 290 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba College. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (212 degrees), 4.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $29,920, which is $4,726 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $29,920, which is $4,726 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,172.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,920

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Catawba College was $29,920. The cost of tuition at Catawba College is $4,726 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$19,172

2017 Value

0.534%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Catawba College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,172. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Catawba College grew by 0.534%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,321

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba College was of $9,321 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 0.686% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Catawba College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.15% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

12.2%

2016 Default Rate

47

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba College was 12.2%, which represents 47 out of the 384 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

Catawba College received 3,125 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 23.6% annual growth. Out of those 3,125 applicants, 1,325 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,336 students enrolled at Catawba College in 2017, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catawba College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,325

Accepted Out of 3,125

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Catawba College was 42.4% (1,325 admissions from 3,125 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 47.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 23.6%, while admissions grew by 11.3%.

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SAT Scores

57%

Submission Percentage

190

Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Catawba College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Catawba College has a total enrollment of 1,336 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,273 students and the part-time enrollment is 63. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 19.2% Black or African American, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.749% Asian, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0749% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (29.7%) and Black or African American Male (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (100%), followed by Two or More Races Male (0%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,336 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,273 and the part-time enrollment is 63. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Catawba College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Catawba College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    879

  2. Black or African American

    257

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    91

The enrolled student population at Catawba College is 65.8% White, 19.2% Black or African American, 6.81% Hispanic or Latino, 3.07% Two or More Races, 0.749% Asian, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0749% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 46 more women than men received degrees from Catawba College. The majority of degree recipients at Catawba College are white (212 degrees awarded). There were 4.82 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Catawba College is General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (24 degrees) and General Music (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Catawba College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (35 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 Catawba College are Physicians (403,698 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (335,754 people), Other managers (242,324 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,951 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (115,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees), Biology (25 degrees), and English (8 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 Catawba College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees), Biology (25 degrees), and English (8 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 Catawba College are Elementary & secondary schools (597,288 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (564,090 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,933 people), Offices of physicians (202,686 people), and Computer Systems Design (160,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees), Biology (25 degrees), and English (8 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 Catawba College.

Most Common

  1. 70 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catawba College was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 122

  2. 168

In 2017, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College, which is 0.726 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (168).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.892 times less than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Catawba College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catawba College is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    212 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba College is white (212 degrees awarded). There were 4.82 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

0.345% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    128 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    84 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Catawba College is white female (128 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (84 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba College has an endowment valued at nearly $61.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.14M (9.92%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Catawba College had a total salary expenditure of $53.5M. Catawba College employs 41 Assistant professors, 19 Professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Catawba College are Female Assistant professors (23), Male Assistant professors(18), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$61.9M

2017 Endowment

9.4%

growth from 2016

Catawba College has an endowment valued at about $61.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba College grew 9.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.8M higher 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. $2.53M - Federal

  2. $2.81M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Catawba College received $2.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.81M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.4M

2017 Salaries

5.91%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Catawba College paid a median of $14.4M in salaries, which represents 26.8% of their overall expenditure ($53.5M) and a 5.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.74% growth from 2015 and a 4.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.03M

Instructional Salaries

80

Number of Employees

In 2017, Catawba College paid a total of $5.03M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

45 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba College were Assistant professor with 41 employees; Professor with 19 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba College was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Catawba College.

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