Claflin University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,476
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,806
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.39%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
65.1%
9,261 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,048
91.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
49.6%
192 Graduates

About

Claflin University is a higher education institution located in Orangeburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Claflin University were General Psychology (51 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (37 degrees), and General Health & Physical Education (33 degrees).

In 2020, 348 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claflin University. 75.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (325 degrees), 46.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $16,476, which is $−11,924 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $16,476, which is $−11,924 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,806.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,476
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Claflin University was $16,476. The cost of tuition at Claflin University is $−11,924 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,806
2020 Value
14.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Claflin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,806. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Claflin University grew by 14.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,490
Room and Board
$1,900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claflin University was of $10,490 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,900. The cost of room and board increased by 0.894% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Claflin University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.39%
2018 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Claflin University was 7.39%, which represents 47 out of the 636 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Claflin University received 9,261 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.98% annual growth. Out of those 9,261 applicants, 6,032 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,048 students enrolled at Claflin University in 2020, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claflin University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.59%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,032
Accepted Out of 9,261

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claflin University was 65.1% (6,032 admissions from 9,261 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 55.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.98%, while admissions grew by 20.3%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
267
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Claflin University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claflin University has a total enrollment of 2,048 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,868 students and the part-time enrollment is 180. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.8% Black or African American, 1.42% White, 1.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.439% Asian, 0.0488% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0488% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Claflin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (66.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.886%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (67.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (21%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,048 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,868 and the part-time enrollment is 180. This means that 91.2% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 Claflin University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Claflin 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
    1,881
  2. White
    29
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27

The enrolled student population at Claflin University is 91.8% Black or African American, 1.42% White, 1.32% Hispanic or Latino, 1.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.439% Asian, 0.0488% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0488% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 176 more women than men received degrees from Claflin University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Claflin University is black or african american (325 degrees awarded). There were 46.4 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claflin University is General Psychology (51 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (37 degrees) and General Health & Physical Education (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Claflin University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), and Psychology (51 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 Claflin University are Physicians (433,003 people), Other managers (240,517 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (186,655 people), Postsecondary teachers (169,658 people), and Police officers (155,732 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), and Biology (39 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 Claflin University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), and Biology (39 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 Claflin University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (634,118 people), Elementary & secondary schools (572,205 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (471,467 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (421,004 people), and Outpatient care centers (260,359 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Protective Services (45 degrees), Psychology (51 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (4 degrees), and Biology (39 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 Claflin University.
Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claflin University was General Psychology with 51 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

86
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
262
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University, which is 0.328 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (262).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.824 times less than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Claflin University in General Psychology, which is 24.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 40% of students graduating from Claflin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Claflin University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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. Black or African American
    325 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claflin University is black or african american (325 degrees awarded). There were 46.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (7 degrees).

0.862% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    246 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    79 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Claflin University is black or african american female (246 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (79 degrees).

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Operations

Claflin University has an endowment valued at nearly $30M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.28M (4.27%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Claflin University had a total salary expenditure of $52.3M. Claflin University employs 48 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Claflin University are Male Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University are: Management, with 49 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30M
2020 Endowment
4.81%
growth from 2019

Claflin University has an endowment valued at about $30M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Claflin University grew 4.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.85M 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.58M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Claflin University received $9.58M 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

$22.9M
2020 Salaries
0.188%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Claflin University paid a median of $22.9M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($52.3M) and a 0.188% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% growth from 2018 and a 3.74% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.87M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2020, Claflin University paid a total of $7.87M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claflin University were Assistant professor with 48 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University were Management with 49 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claflin University was Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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