Chowan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,930

2.26% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,717

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

17%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

57%

4,364 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,534

95.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

22.9%

117 Graduates

About

Chowan University is a higher education institution located in Hertford County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chowan University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 degrees awarded), General Psychology (32 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

In 2016, 214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chowan University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (147 degrees), 2.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $23,930, which is $-485 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $23,930, which is $-485 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,717.

In 2016, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 89% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,930

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Chowan University was $23,930. The cost of tuition at Chowan University is $-485 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$16,717

2016 Value

7.01%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Chowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,717. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Chowan University grew by 7.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,180

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chowan University was of $8,180 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.39% 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

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Chowan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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17%

2015 Default Rate

107

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Chowan University was 17%, which represents 107 out of the 628 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Chowan University received 4,364 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.63% annual decline. Out of those 4,364 applicants, 2,486 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57% acceptance rate.

There were 1,534 students enrolled at Chowan University in 2016, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

57%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,486

Accepted Out of 4,364

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chowan University was 57% (2,486 admissions from 4,364 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 61.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -9.63%, while admissions declined by -16.6%.

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SAT Scores

69%

Submission Percentage

414

Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Chowan University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chowan University has a total enrollment of 1,534 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,468 students and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 95.7% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% Black or African American, 16.7% White, 3.72% Hispanic or Latino, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.196% Asian.

Students enrolled at Chowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (37.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (33%) and White Male (8.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,534 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,468 and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 95.7% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%

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 Chowan University was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Chowan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,074

  2. White

    256

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    57

The enrolled student population at Chowan University is 70% Black or African American, 16.7% White, 3.72% Hispanic or Latino, 2.61% Two or More Races, 0.652% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.196% Asian. 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, 46 students (3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 38 more women than men received degrees from Chowan University. The majority of degree recipients at Chowan University are black or african american (147 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chowan University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (44 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (32 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chowan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 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 Chowan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (205,259 people), Counselors (190,127 people), Miscellaneous managers (187,110 people), Social workers (172,852 people), and Police officers (147,283 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Protective Services (17 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 Chowan University are Physicians & surgeons, General & operations managers, Dentists, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Protective Services (17 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 Chowan University are Elementary & secondary schools (467,977 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (392,356 people), Hospitals (333,528 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (224,736 people), and Outpatient care centers (176,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (44 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (32 degrees), and Protective Services (17 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chowan University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 88

  2. 126

In 2016, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University, which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (126).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 1.2 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Chowan University in General Psychology, which is 3 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Chowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chowan University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% 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, 5.13% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    147 degrees awarded

  2. White

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chowan University is black or african american (147 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (50 degrees).

0.467% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    82 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    65 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chowan University is black or african american female (82 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Chowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-439k (-1.75%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Chowan University had a total expenditure of $25.1M. Of that $25.1M, they spent $11.9M on salaries and $25.1M on benefits.

Chowan University employs 29 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Chowan University are Male Assistant professors (17), Female Assistant professors(12), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.1M

2015 Endowment

0.243%

growth from 2014

Chowan University has an endowment valued at about $25.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Chowan University grew 0.243% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.54M 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. $921k - Federal

  2. $6k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Chowan University received $921k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$11.9M

Salary Expenditure

$25.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Chowan University had a total expenditure of $25.1M. Of that $25.1M, they spent $11.9M on salaries and $25.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$11.9M

2015 Salaries

6.55%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Chowan University paid a median of $11.9M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($25.1M) and a 6.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.83% growth from 2013 and a 10.5% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.91M

Instructional Salaries

63

Number of Employees

In 2015, Chowan University paid a total of $3.91M to 63 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% 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

29 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

61 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chowan University were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chowan University was Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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