Catawba College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,333

2.1% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,275

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

47.1%

2,528 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,306

95.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

51.7%

134 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 (72 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (24 degrees), and Kindergarten & Preschool Education (23 degrees).

In 2016, 278 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catawba College. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (203 degrees), 3.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $29,333, which is $4,918 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catawba College is $29,333, which is $4,918 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,275.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,333

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Catawba College was $29,333. The cost of tuition at Catawba College is $4,918 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$19,275

2016 Value

5.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Catawba College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,275. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Catawba College grew by 5.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,258

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catawba College was of $9,258 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.66% 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

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Catawba College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

11.2%

2015 Default Rate

50

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Catawba College was 11.2%, which represents 50 out of the 448 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 2,528 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 18.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,528 applicants, 1,190 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,306 students enrolled at Catawba College in 2016, and 63% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catawba College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,190

Accepted Out of 2,528

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Catawba College was 47.1% (1,190 admissions from 2,528 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 31.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -189%, while admissions grew by 20.1%.

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SAT Scores

63%

Submission Percentage

219

Scores Submitted

63% of enrolled first-time students at Catawba College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Catawba College has a total enrollment of 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,252 students and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 18.7% Black or African American, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.383% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0766% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catawba College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (29.2%) and Black or African American Male (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (66.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.2%) and Two or More Races Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catawba College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,306 students. The full-time enrollment at Catawba College is 1,252 and the part-time enrollment is 54. This means that 95.9% of students enrolled at Catawba College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Catawba College was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    878

  2. Black or African American

    244

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    92

The enrolled student population at Catawba College is 67.2% White, 18.7% Black or African American, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.383% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0766% 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.

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Graduates

In 2016, 52 more women than men received degrees from Catawba College. The majority of degree recipients at Catawba College are white (203 degrees awarded). There were 3.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Catawba College is General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (24 degrees) and Kindergarten & Preschool Education (23 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 (32 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), and Education (49 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 (1,982,475 people), Physicians & surgeons (413,817 people), Secondary school teachers (357,226 people), Education administrators (289,618 people), and Miscellaneous managers (269,991 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Education (49 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Catawba College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Education (49 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and History (5 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 (2,942,404 people), Hospitals (611,488 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (501,403 people), Offices of physicians (183,907 people), and Outpatient care centers (132,420 people).

The most specialized majors at Catawba College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (6 degrees), Education (49 degrees), Biology (24 degrees), and History (5 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catawba College was General Business Administration & Management with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 113

  2. 165

In 2016, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College, which is 0.685 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (165).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.32 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 31 degrees were awarded to women at Catawba College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.756 times less than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 45% of students graduating from Catawba College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catawba College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% 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% 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

    203 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catawba College is white (203 degrees awarded). There were 3.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (55 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    118 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    85 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Catawba College is white female (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (85 degrees).

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Operations

Catawba College has an endowment valued at nearly $56.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.05M (7.13%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Catawba College had a total expenditure of $47.2M. Of that $47.2M, they spent $12.3M on salaries and $47.2M on benefits.

Catawba College employs 38 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Catawba College are Female Assistant professors (21), Male Assistant professors(17), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 50 employees, Service, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.8M

2015 Endowment

6.5%

growth from 2014

Catawba College has an endowment valued at about $56.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Catawba College grew 6.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.2M 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. $2.57M - Federal

  2. $2.64M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Catawba College received $2.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.64M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$12.3M

Salary Expenditure

$47.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Catawba College had a total expenditure of $47.2M. Of that $47.2M, they spent $12.3M on salaries and $47.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$12.3M

2015 Salaries

4.97%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Catawba College paid a median of $12.3M in salaries, which represents 26.1% of their overall expenditure ($47.2M) and a 4.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.74% growth from 2013 and a 9.05% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$5.27M

Instructional Salaries

87

Number of Employees

In 2015, Catawba College paid a total of $5.27M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.7% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

38 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catawba College were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 20 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catawba College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 50 employees; Service with 24 employees; and Office and Administrative Support 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catawba College was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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

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