Chowan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,880
2022 Average Net Price
$17,334
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
8.12%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.7%
2,259 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
886
90.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
25.5%
133 Graduates

About

Chowan University is a higher education institution located in Hertford County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Chowan University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (30 degrees awarded), General Psychology (26 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees).

In 2022, 200 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chowan University. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (112 degrees), 1.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $25,880, which is $−2,450 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Chowan University is $25,880, which is $−2,450 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,334.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Chowan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,880
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Chowan University was $25,880. The cost of tuition at Chowan University is $−2,450 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$17,334
2022 Value
1.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Chowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,334. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Chowan University grew by 1.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,300
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chowan University was of $8,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Chowan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.12%
2019 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Chowan University was 8.12%, which represents 52 out of the 640 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Chowan University received 2,259 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 36.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,259 applicants, 1,958 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.7% acceptance rate.

There were 886 students enrolled at Chowan University in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 11%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,958
Accepted Out of 2,259

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chowan University was 86.7% (1,958 admissions from 2,259 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 36.2%, while admissions grew by 49%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2022)
12
Scores Submitted (2022)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Chowan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chowan University had a total enrollment of 886 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 800 students and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% Black or African American, 20.7% White, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Two or More Races, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.226% Asian, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (33.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.4%) and White Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (21.1%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (18.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chowan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 886 students. The full-time enrollment at Chowan University is 800 and the part-time enrollment is 86. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Chowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Chowan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    456 enrolled students
  2. White
    183 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Chowan University is 51.5% Black or African American, 20.7% White, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Two or More Races, 1.24% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.226% Asian, and 0.113% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 120 students (13.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 10 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 (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chowan University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (26 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), and Protective Services (30 degrees).

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 (247,539 people), Other managers (211,572 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (152,189 people), Police officers (151,874 people), and Postsecondary teachers (138,335 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Psychology (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Psychology (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (670,938 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (402,029 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,260 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (285,207 people), and Outpatient care centers (206,881 people).

The most specialized majors at Chowan University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (7 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Psychology (26 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chowan University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

95
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
105
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University, which is 0.905 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (105).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 6.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Chowan University in General Psychology, which is 3.33 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Chowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Chowan University is Female and White (51.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 2.26% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    112 degrees awarded
  2. White
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chowan University is black or african american (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (64 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Male
    56 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    56 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Chowan University is black or african american male (56 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (56 degrees).

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Operations

Chowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $29.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.53M (5.13%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Chowan University had a total salary expenditure of 25.4M. Chowan University employs 17 Associate professors, 13 Professors and 11 Assistant professors. Most academics at Chowan University are Male Associate professor (12), Female Professor (7), and Male Professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Endowment

$29.8M
2022 Endowment
10.1%
decline from 2021

Chowan University has an endowment valued at about $29.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Chowan University declined 10.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.4M 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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Salary Expenditure

$10.3M
2022 Salaries
2.47%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Chowan University paid a median of $10.3M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($25.4M) and a 2.47% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.04M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2022, Chowan University paid a total of $3.04M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chowan University were Associate professor with 17 employees, Professor with 13 employees, and Assistant professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chowan University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chowan University was Male Associate professor with 12 employees, Female Professor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 6 employees.

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

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