Chowan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,480
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,599
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
24.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
68.3%
3,687 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,259
98.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.6%
147 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (50 degrees awarded), General Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees).

In 2019, 268 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chowan University. 62.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (158 degrees), 2.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $25,480, which is $−1,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $25,480, which is $−1,800 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,599.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 88% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,480
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Chowan University was $25,480. The cost of tuition at Chowan University is $−1,800 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$17,599
2019 Value
1.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Chowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,599. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Chowan University grew by 1.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,900
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chowan University was of $8,900 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Chowan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2018, when 100% 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.
24.6%
2017 Default Rate
152
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Chowan University was 24.6%, which represents 152 out of the 617 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

Chowan University received 3,687 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.36% annual growth. Out of those 3,687 applicants, 2,520 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,259 students enrolled at Chowan University in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,520
Accepted Out of 3,687

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chowan University was 68.3% (2,520 admissions from 3,687 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 59.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.36%, while admissions grew by 19.1%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
287
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Chowan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chowan University has a total enrollment of 1,259 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,243 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% Black or African American, 17.4% White, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.67% Two or More Races, 0.953% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.159% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (36.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (29.2%) and White Female (9.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,259 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,243 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2019 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 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    821
  2. White
    219
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    34

The enrolled student population at Chowan University is 65.2% Black or African American, 17.4% White, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.67% Two or More Races, 0.953% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.159% Asian, and 0% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 110 students (8.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 68 more women than men received degrees from Chowan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chowan University is black or african american (158 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (54 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chowan University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (50 degrees awarded), followed by General Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (36 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), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (41 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 Chowan University are Other managers (145,880 people), Police officers (145,450 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (133,417 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (129,751 people), and Secondary school teachers (87,766 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), and History (7 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 Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), and History (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chowan University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (373,113 people), Elementary & secondary schools (334,343 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (180,313 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (161,078 people), and Legal services (116,779 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Communication Technologies (9 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (41 degrees), Protective Services (50 degrees), and History (7 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 Chowan University.
Most Common
  1. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chowan University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

100
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
168
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University, which is 0.595 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (168).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.6 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Chowan University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.78 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 11% of students graduating from Chowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (47.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chowan University is Female and White (47.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.72% of graduates (4 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
    158 degrees awarded
  2. White
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chowan University is black or african american (158 degrees awarded). There were 2.93 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (54 degrees).

4.85% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    110 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    48 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chowan University is black or african american female (110 degrees awarded). There were 2.29 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (48 degrees).

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Operations

Chowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $500k (1.91%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Chowan University had a total salary expenditure of $28.2M. Chowan University employs 21 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Chowan University are Male Associate professors (11), Female Associate professors(10), and Male Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, and Management with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.2M
2019 Endowment
0.441%
growth from 2018

Chowan University has an endowment valued at about $26.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Chowan University grew 0.441% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.5M 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. $849k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Chowan University received $849k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.8M
2019 Salaries
4.43%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Chowan University paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($28.2M) and a 4.43% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.8% growth from 2017 and a 7.84% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.61M
Instructional Salaries
53
Number of Employees

In 2019, Chowan University paid a total of $3.61M to 53 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
21 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chowan University were Associate professor with 21 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; and Management with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chowan University was Male Associate professor with 11 employees, Female Associate professor with 10 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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

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