Claflin University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,840

2.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,089

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.7%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

41.2%

9,767 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,129

95.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56%

237 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (38 degrees awarded), Sociology (32 degrees), and Organizational Behavior Studies (29 degrees).

In 2017, 371 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Claflin University. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (325 degrees), 20.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $15,840, which is $-9,354 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Claflin University is $15,840, which is $-9,354 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,089.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,840

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Claflin University was $15,840. The cost of tuition at Claflin University is $-9,354 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$18,089

2017 Value

4.92%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Claflin University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,089. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Claflin University grew by 4.92%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,966

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Claflin University was of $9,966 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.45% 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

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Claflin University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.06% with respect to 2016, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.7%

2016 Default Rate

70

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Claflin University was 10.7%, which represents 70 out of the 655 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Claflin University received 9,767 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.05% annual growth. Out of those 9,767 applicants, 4,021 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,129 students enrolled at Claflin University in 2017, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Claflin University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,021

Accepted Out of 9,767

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Claflin University was 41.2% (4,021 admissions from 9,767 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 41.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.05%, while admissions grew by 2.42%.

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SAT Scores

42%

Submission Percentage

219

Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Claflin University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Claflin University has a total enrollment of 2,129 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 2,026 students and the part-time enrollment is 103. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.5% Black or African American, 1.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.6% White, 1.41% Asian, 0.047% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.047% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Claflin University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (63%), followed by Black or African American Male (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (49.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.1%) and White Female (4.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Claflin University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,129 students. The full-time enrollment at Claflin University is 2,026 and the part-time enrollment is 103. This means that 95.2% of students enrolled at Claflin University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Claflin University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Claflin University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,926

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    40

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    34

The enrolled student population at Claflin University is 90.5% Black or African American, 1.88% Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.6% White, 1.41% Asian, 0.047% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.047% 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 54.9% 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, 31 students (1.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 83 more women than men received degrees from Claflin University. The majority of degree recipients at Claflin University are black or african american (325 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Claflin University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (38 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology (32 degrees) and Organizational Behavior Studies (29 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 (39 degrees awarded), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Biology (44 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 (419,094 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (369,128 people), Other managers (326,183 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (267,910 people), and Postsecondary teachers (211,773 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees awarded), Protective Services (44 degrees), Biology (44 degrees), Social Sciences (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees awarded), Protective Services (44 degrees), Biology (44 degrees), Social Sciences (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 (609,268 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (510,061 people), Elementary & secondary schools (508,148 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (477,498 people), and Legal services (305,618 people).

The most specialized majors at Claflin University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees awarded), Protective Services (44 degrees), Biology (44 degrees), Social Sciences (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Claflin University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 38 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 144

  2. 227

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University, which is 0.634 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (227).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Claflin University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.889 times less than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Claflin University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 2.17 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

16%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Claflin University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 16% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Claflin University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 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. White

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Claflin University is black or african american (325 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (16 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    208 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    117 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Claflin University is black or african american female (208 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (117 degrees).

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Operations

Claflin University has an endowment valued at nearly $26M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.36M (9.06%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Claflin University had a total expenditure of $48.5M. Of that $48.5M, they spent $21.5M on salaries and $48.5M on benefits.

Claflin University employs 45 Assistant professors, 38 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Claflin University are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Associate professors(23), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 59 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26M

2017 Endowment

5.72%

growth from 2016

Claflin University has an endowment valued at about $26M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Claflin University grew 5.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.1M 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. $7.43M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Claflin University received $7.43M 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

Primary Expenses

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$21.5M

Salary Expenditure

$48.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Claflin University had a total expenditure of $48.5M. Of that $48.5M, they spent $21.5M on salaries and $48.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$21.5M

2017 Salaries

6.23%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Claflin University paid a median of $21.5M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($48.5M) and a 6.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.795% growth from 2015 and a 1.74% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.35M

Instructional Salaries

127

Number of Employees

In 2017, Claflin University paid a total of $8.35M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

59 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Claflin University were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 38 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Claflin University were Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Claflin University was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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

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