Colgate University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,635

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,463

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.03%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

28.8%

8,394 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,890

99.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

89.9%

763 Graduates

About

Colgate University is a higher education institution located in Madison County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colgate University were General Economics (83 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (70 degrees), and International Relations & Affairs (52 degrees).

In 2016, 840 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colgate University. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (590 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $51,635, which is $27,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $51,635, which is $27,220 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,463.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,635

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Colgate University was $51,635. The cost of tuition at Colgate University is $27,220 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$22,463

2016 Value

3.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Colgate University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,463. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Colgate University grew by 3.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,570

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colgate University was of $12,570 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 5.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Colgate University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.03%

2015 Default Rate

5

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Colgate University was 2.03%, which represents 5 out of the 246 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

Colgate University received 8,394 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.78% annual decline. Out of those 8,394 applicants, 2,416 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,890 students enrolled at Colgate University in 2016, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colgate University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,416

Accepted Out of 8,394

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colgate University was 28.8% (2,416 admissions from 8,394 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 27.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.78%, while admissions grew by 1.21%.

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SAT Scores

47%

Submission Percentage

362

Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Colgate University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colgate University has a total enrollment of 2,890 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,865 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 3.67% Asian, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colgate University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Two or More Races Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,890 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,865 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2016 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 Colgate University was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Colgate University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,902

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    266

  3. Black or African American

    130

The enrolled student population at Colgate University is 65.8% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 3.67% Asian, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 114 students (3.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 144 more women than men received degrees from Colgate University. The majority of degree recipients at Colgate University are white (590 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colgate University is General Economics (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (70 degrees) and International Relations & Affairs (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colgate University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Social Sciences (273 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colgate University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (321,381 people), Miscellaneous managers (270,920 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (187,727 people), Postsecondary teachers (143,163 people), and Chief executives & legislators (103,337 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Social Sciences (273 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (47 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 Colgate University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Social Sciences (273 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (47 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 Colgate University are Elementary & secondary schools (339,156 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (296,239 people), Legal services (258,677 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (166,065 people), and Hospitals (145,839 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Cultural & Gender Studies (33 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Social Sciences (273 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (36 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (47 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. 70 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colgate University was General Economics with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 348

  2. 492

In 2016, 348 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University, which is 0.707 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (492).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University in General Economics, which is 1.52 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Colgate University in General English Language & Literature, which is 2.53 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%

100% Completion Time

92%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 90% of students graduating from Colgate University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% 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 Colgate University is Female and Asian (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, 4.46% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    590 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colgate University is white (590 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (55 degrees).

5.48% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    336 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    254 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colgate University is white female (336 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (254 degrees).

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Operations

Colgate University has an endowment valued at nearly $893M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $48M (5.38%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Colgate University had a total expenditure of $181M. Of that $181M, they spent $81.1M on salaries and $181M on benefits.

Colgate University employs 104 Professors, 82 Assistant professors, and 75 Associate professors. Most academics at Colgate University are Male Professors (66), Male Associate professors(47), and Female Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 128 employees, Service, with 115 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$893M

2015 Endowment

3.08%

growth from 2014

Colgate University has an endowment valued at about $893M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Colgate University grew 3.08% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $859M higher 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. $1.57M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Colgate University received $1.57M 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

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$81.1M

Salary Expenditure

$181M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Colgate University had a total expenditure of $181M. Of that $181M, they spent $81.1M on salaries and $181M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$81.1M

2015 Salaries

8.41%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Colgate University paid a median of $81.1M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($181M) and a 8.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.18% growth from 2013 and a 9.34% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.3M

Instructional Salaries

304

Number of Employees

In 2015, Colgate University paid a total of $31.3M to 304 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

104 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

128 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colgate University were Professor with 104 employees; Assistant professor with 82 employees; and Assistant professor with 75 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University were Office and Administrative Support with 128 employees; Service with 115 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 103 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colgate University was Male Professor with 66 employees, Male Associate professor with 47 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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

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