Colgate University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$53,650

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,182

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

0.755%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

28.1%

8,542 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,881

99.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

91.2%

697 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 (90 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (72 degrees), and General History (56 degrees).

In 2017, 884 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colgate University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (589 degrees), 8.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $53,650, which is $28,456 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colgate University is $53,650, which is $28,456 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,182.

In 2017, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,650

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Colgate University was $53,650. The cost of tuition at Colgate University is $28,456 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$22,182

2017 Value

1.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Colgate University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,182. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Colgate University grew by 1.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,075

Room and Board

$1,240

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colgate University was of $13,075 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 4.02% 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

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

24%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Colgate University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

0.755%

2016 Default Rate

2

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Colgate University was 0.755%, which represents 2 out of the 265 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 8,542 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.76% annual growth. Out of those 8,542 applicants, 2,404 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.1% acceptance rate.

There were 2,881 students enrolled at Colgate University in 2017, and 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colgate University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

28.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,404

Accepted Out of 8,542

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colgate University was 28.1% (2,404 admissions from 8,542 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 28.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.76%, while admissions declined by -0.497%.

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SAT Scores

36%

Submission Percentage

277

Scores Submitted

36% of enrolled first-time students at Colgate University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colgate University has a total enrollment of 2,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,858 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.6% White, 8.99% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Black or African American, 4.1% Asian, 3.78% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0347% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colgate University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50%), followed by White Male (25%) and Asian Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,858 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Colgate University was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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

    1,861

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    259

  3. Black or African American

    135

The enrolled student population at Colgate University is 64.6% White, 8.99% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Black or African American, 4.1% Asian, 3.78% Two or More Races, 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0347% 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 54.9% 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, 125 students (4.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 142 more women than men received degrees from Colgate University. The majority of degree recipients at Colgate University are white (589 degrees awarded). There were 8.41 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colgate University is General Economics (90 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (72 degrees) and General History (56 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), and History (56 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 (416,927 people), Other managers (255,406 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (224,358 people), Postsecondary teachers (144,126 people), and Chief executives & legislators (112,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), History (56 degrees), Social Sciences (283 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (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 Colgate University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), History (56 degrees), Social Sciences (283 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (39 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 (414,943 people), Legal services (326,580 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,780 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (198,908 people), and Computer Systems Design (168,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Colgate University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (35 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees), History (56 degrees), Social Sciences (283 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (39 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 90 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colgate University was General Economics with 90 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 371

  2. 513

In 2017, 371 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University, which is 0.723 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (513).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Colgate University in General Economics, which is 1.9 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to women at Colgate University in General Psychology, which is 4.22 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%

100% Completion Time

90%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 86% of students graduating from Colgate University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Colgate University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 4.88% 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

    589 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colgate University is white (589 degrees awarded). There were 8.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

3.73% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    352 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    237 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colgate University is white female (352 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (237 degrees).

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Operations

Colgate University has an endowment valued at nearly $881M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $95.7M (10.9%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Colgate University had a total salary expenditure of $192M. Colgate University employs 103 Professors, 82 Associate professors, and 75 Assistant professors. Most academics at Colgate University are Male Professors (67), Male Associate professors(48), and Female Assistant professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 139 employees, Service, with 115 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 111 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$881M

2017 Endowment

7.27%

growth from 2016

Colgate University has an endowment valued at about $881M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Colgate University grew 7.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $844M 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. $1.63M - Federal

  2. $17.9k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Colgate University received $1.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.9k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$73.7M

2017 Salaries

6.24%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Colgate University paid a median of $73.7M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($192M) and a 6.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.4% decline from 2015 and a 8.41% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$33.3M

Instructional Salaries

309

Number of Employees

In 2017, Colgate University paid a total of $33.3M to 309 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.1% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

139 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colgate University were Professor with 103 employees; Associate professor with 82 employees; and Associate professor with 75 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University were Office and Administrative Support with 139 employees; Service with 115 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 111 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colgate University was Male Professor with 67 employees, Male Associate professor with 48 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 38 employees.

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

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