Chowan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,480

2.3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,424

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

22.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60%

4,379 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,503

95.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26%

150 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 General Interdisciplinary Studies (47 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 degrees), and General Psychology (24 degrees).

In 2017, 216 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chowan University. 57.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (139 degrees), 2.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $24,480, which is $-714 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $24,480, which is $-714 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,424.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 90% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,480

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Chowan University was $24,480. The cost of tuition at Chowan University is $-714 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$17,424

2017 Value

4.23%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Chowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,424. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Chowan University grew by 4.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,950

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chowan University was of $8,950 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 9.41% 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

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Chowan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

22.8%

2016 Default Rate

149

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Chowan University was 22.8%, which represents 149 out of the 653 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 4,379 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.344% annual growth. Out of those 4,379 applicants, 2,629 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 1,503 students enrolled at Chowan University in 2017, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 20%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,629

Accepted Out of 4,379

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chowan University was 60% (2,629 admissions from 4,379 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.344%, while admissions grew by 5.75%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

376

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Chowan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chowan University has a total enrollment of 1,503 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,440 students and the part-time enrollment is 63. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% Black or African American, 17.9% White, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.333% Asian, and 0.266% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (38%), followed by Black or African American Male (32.7%) and White Male (9.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,503 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 1,440 and the part-time enrollment is 63. This means that 95.8% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%

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 Chowan University was 46%. 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

    1,042

  2. White

    269

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    55

The enrolled student population at Chowan University is 69.3% Black or African American, 17.9% White, 3.66% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.665% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.333% Asian, and 0.266% 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.

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, 41 students (2.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 34 more women than men received degrees from Chowan University. The majority of degree recipients at Chowan University are black or african american (139 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chowan University is General Interdisciplinary Studies (47 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 degrees) and General Psychology (24 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (47 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 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 Police officers (126,452 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (119,812 people), Other managers (96,577 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (66,619 people), and Physicians (49,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Interdisciplinary Studies (47 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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, Physicians, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Interdisciplinary Studies (47 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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 (319,844 people), Elementary & secondary schools (230,060 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (131,175 people), and Outpatient care centers (66,008 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Interdisciplinary Studies (47 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Communication Technologies (4 degrees), and Protective Services (25 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. 47 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chowan University was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 91

  2. 125

In 2017, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University, which is 0.728 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (125).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 0.679 times less than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Chowan University in General Interdisciplinary Studies, which is 1.47 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% of students graduating from Chowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chowan University is Female and Asian (100% 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, 0.667% of graduates (1 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

    139 degrees awarded

  2. White

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chowan University is black or african american (139 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (48 degrees).

4.17% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    83 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    56 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chowan University is black or african american female (83 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (56 degrees).

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Operations

Chowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.07M (4.08%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Chowan University had a total salary expenditure of $28.2M. Chowan University employs 31 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Chowan University are Male Assistant professors (18), Female Assistant professors(13), and Male Associate 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 68 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.1M

2017 Endowment

7.41%

growth from 2016

Chowan University has an endowment valued at about $26.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Chowan University grew 7.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11M 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. $725k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Chowan University received $725k 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

$13.9M

2017 Salaries

7.84%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Chowan University paid a median of $13.9M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($28.2M) and a 7.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.74% growth from 2015 and a 6.55% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.46M

Instructional Salaries

67

Number of Employees

In 2017, Chowan University paid a total of $4.46M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% 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

31 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

68 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chowan University were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 18 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Management with 20 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chowan University was Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 10 employees.

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

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