Claflin University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,476
2.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,136
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.4%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
55.2%
9,081 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,070
94.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.5%
218 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 (44 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (35 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (33 degrees).

In 2019, 394 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claflin University. 71.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (355 degrees), 44.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $16,476, which is $−10,804 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $16,476, which is $−10,804 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,136.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,476
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Claflin University was $16,476. The cost of tuition at Claflin University is $−10,804 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$18,136
2019 Value
5.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Claflin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,136. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Claflin University grew by 5.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,397
Room and Board
$1,850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claflin University was of $10,397 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,850. The cost of room and board increased by 3.39% 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

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Claflin University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2018, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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11.4%
2017 Default Rate
70
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Claflin University was 11.4%, which represents 70 out of the 612 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Claflin University received 9,081 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.17% annual decline. Out of those 9,081 applicants, 5,013 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,070 students enrolled at Claflin University in 2019, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claflin University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.36%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,013
Accepted Out of 9,081

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claflin University was 55.2% (5,013 admissions from 9,081 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 56.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −6.17%, while admissions declined by −8.15%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
256
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Claflin University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claflin University has a total enrollment of 2,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,959 students and the part-time enrollment is 111. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.4% Black or African American, 1.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% White, 0.628% Asian, 0.193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0483% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Claflin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (63.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.2%) and White Female (0.953%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (62.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (17.1%) and Asian Female (1.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 1,959 and the part-time enrollment is 111. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 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
    1,871
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    29
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    28

The enrolled student population at Claflin University is 90.4% Black or African American, 1.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% White, 0.628% Asian, 0.193% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0483% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 170 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 (355 degrees awarded). There were 44.4 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claflin University is General Psychology (44 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (35 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (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 Protective Services (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (49 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 (434,299 people), Other managers (338,003 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (236,876 people), Postsecondary teachers (193,397 people), and Police officers (162,580 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Protective Services (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Biology (49 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), and Psychology (44 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 Claflin University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Actuaries, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Protective Services (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Biology (49 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), and Psychology (44 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 Claflin University are Elementary & secondary schools (695,684 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (675,167 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (570,075 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (449,195 people), and Outpatient care centers (277,186 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Protective Services (51 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Biology (49 degrees), Communications (33 degrees), and Psychology (44 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. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claflin University was General Psychology with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

112
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
282
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University, which is 0.397 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (282).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Claflin University in General Psychology, which is 5.29 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 39% of students graduating from Claflin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Claflin University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 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
    355 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded
  3. White
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claflin University is black or african american (355 degrees awarded). There were 44.4 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (8 degrees).

0.508% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    260 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    95 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Claflin University is black or african american female (260 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (95 degrees).

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Operations

Claflin University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.38M (4.8%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Claflin University had a total salary expenditure of $55.2M. Claflin University employs 50 Assistant professors, 39 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Claflin University are Male Assistant professors (28), Male Associate professors(23), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University are: Management, with 54 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.6M
2019 Endowment
3.67%
growth from 2018

Claflin University has an endowment valued at about $28.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Claflin University grew 3.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M 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. $8.66M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Claflin University received $8.66M 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
2019 Salaries
2.65%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Claflin University paid a median of $22.9M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($55.2M) and a 2.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.74% growth from 2017 and a 6.23% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.13M
Instructional Salaries
122
Number of Employees

In 2019, Claflin University paid a total of $8.13M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
54 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claflin University were Assistant professor with 50 employees; Associate professor with 39 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University were Management with 54 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claflin University was Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

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

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