Catawba College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,436
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,657
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.58%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
52.1%
3,254 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,371
92% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
55.5%
191 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 (50 degrees awarded), Environmental Science (23 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (21 degrees).

In 2020, 296 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba College. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (192 degrees), 4.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $31,436, which is $3,036 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $31,436, which is $3,036 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,657.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Catawba College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,436
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Catawba College was $31,436. The cost of tuition at Catawba College is $3,036 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$18,657
2020 Value
2.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Catawba College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,657. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Catawba College grew by 2.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,768
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba College was of $9,768 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board did not change 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

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Catawba College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.11% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
6.58%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba College was 6.58%, which represents 26 out of the 395 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Catawba College received 3,254 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.43% annual decline. Out of those 3,254 applicants, 1,696 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,371 students enrolled at Catawba College in 2020, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catawba College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,696
Accepted Out of 3,254

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Catawba College was 52.1% (1,696 admissions from 3,254 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 49.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.43%, while admissions grew by 2.73%.

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SAT Scores

47%
Submission Percentage
171
Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Catawba College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Catawba College has a total enrollment of 1,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,261 students and the part-time enrollment is 110. This means that 92% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.7% White, 20.5% Black or African American, 8.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.89% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.365% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.2%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Black or African American Male (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (41.4%), followed by White Female (34.5%) and Black or African American Male (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,261 and the part-time enrollment is 110. This means that 92% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 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
    778
  2. Black or African American
    281
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    111

The enrolled student population at Catawba College is 56.7% White, 20.5% Black or African American, 8.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.89% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.365% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% 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, 94 more women than men received degrees from Catawba College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Catawba College is white (192 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Catawba College is General Business Administration & Management (50 degrees awarded), followed by Environmental Science (23 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (21 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 Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 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 Catawba College are Elementary & middle school teachers (212,590 people), Other managers (202,003 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (138,300 people), Postsecondary teachers (127,231 people), and Secondary school teachers (91,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), English (10 degrees), and Communications (21 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, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), English (10 degrees), and Communications (21 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 (448,152 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,322 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (157,296 people), Computer Systems Design (149,056 people), and Legal services (122,635 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Natural Resources & Conservation (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), English (10 degrees), and Communications (21 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. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catawba College was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

101
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
195
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College, which is 0.518 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (195).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.563 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.78 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 40% of students graduating from Catawba College 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 46% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catawba College is Male and Asian (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, 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
    192 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba College is white (192 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (45 degrees).

3.72% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    136 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Catawba College is white female (136 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (56 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba College has an endowment valued at nearly $71.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.31M (3.23%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Catawba College had a total salary expenditure of $59.9M. Catawba College employs 35 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Catawba College are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Associate professors(12), and Female Associate 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 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$71.5M
2020 Endowment
5.17%
growth from 2019

Catawba College has an endowment valued at about $71.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba College grew 5.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.7M 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. $2.65M - Federal
  2. $3.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Catawba College received $2.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.8M
2020 Salaries
3.87%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Catawba College paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 26.4% of their overall expenditure ($59.9M) and a 3.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.57% growth from 2018 and a 3.49% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.96M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2020, Catawba College paid a total of $4.96M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% 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

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba College were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba College was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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