College of Our Lady of the Elms

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,596
3.76% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,340
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.8%
1,479 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,355
72.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.2%
120 Graduates

About

College of Our Lady of the Elms is a higher education institution located in Hampden County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Registered Nursing (114 degrees awarded), Social Work (46 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees).

In 2020, 541 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Our Lady of the Elms. 75% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (248 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $36,596, which is $14,066 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $36,596, which is $14,066 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,340.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending College of Our Lady of the Elms received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,596
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms was $36,596. The cost of tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $14,066 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,340
2020 Value
6.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of Our Lady of the Elms had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,340. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of Our Lady of the Elms grew by 6.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,707
Room and Board
$1,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Our Lady of the Elms was of $11,707 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 4.42% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at College of Our Lady of the Elms received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.82% with respect to 2019, when 83% 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.
4.62%
2018 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of Our Lady of the Elms was 4.62%, which represents 25 out of the 541 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

College of Our Lady of the Elms received 1,479 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 69% annual growth. Out of those 1,479 applicants, 1,032 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,355 students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2020, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an overall enrollment yield of 12%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,032
Accepted Out of 1,479

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Our Lady of the Elms was 69.8% (1,032 admissions from 1,479 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 69%, while admissions grew by 57.1%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
71
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Our Lady of the Elms has a total enrollment of 1,355 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 987 students and the part-time enrollment is 368. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Our Lady of the Elms, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Black or African American, 3.17% Asian, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.369% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%) and White Male (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.9%) and Asian Male (8.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,355 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 987 and the part-time enrollment is 368. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 College of Our Lady of the Elms was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), College of Our Lady of the Elms had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    641
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    174
  3. Black or African American
    136

The enrolled student population at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 47.3% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Black or African American, 3.17% Asian, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.369% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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, 317 students (23.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 271 more women than men received degrees from College of Our Lady of the Elms. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white (248 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Our Lady of the Elms is Registered Nursing (114 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (46 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Our Lady of the Elms, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Education (85 degrees), and Health (233 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,825,421 people), Registered nurses (1,407,786 people), Physicians (493,430 people), Secondary school teachers (438,768 people), and Education administrators (304,027 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Education (85 degrees), Health (233 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and History (5 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Education (85 degrees), Health (233 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and History (5 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms are Elementary & secondary schools (3,098,218 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,983,001 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (614,117 people), Offices of physicians (383,365 people), and Outpatient care centers (356,615 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees awarded), Education (85 degrees), Health (233 degrees), Biology (29 degrees), and History (5 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 College of Our Lady of the Elms.
Most Common
  1. 114 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Our Lady of the Elms was Registered Nursing with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

135
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
406
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 135 degrees were awarded to men at College of Our Lady of the Elms, which is 0.333 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (406).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 21 degrees were awarded to men at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Pre-Medical Studies, which is 1.05 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 100 degrees were awarded to women at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Registered Nursing, which is 7.14 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 54% of students graduating from College of Our Lady of the Elms completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Our Lady of the Elms is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.33% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    248 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white (248 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (155 degrees).

28.7% of degree recipients (155 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    183 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white female (183 degrees awarded). There were 2.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an endowment valued at nearly $13.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $159k (1.17%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, College of Our Lady of the Elms had a total salary expenditure of $28.1M. College of Our Lady of the Elms employs 22 Associate professors, 19 Assistant professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Female Assistant professors (17), Female Associate professors(13), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.7M
2020 Endowment
3.85%
growth from 2019

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an endowment valued at about $13.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Our Lady of the Elms grew 3.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.96M - Federal
  2. $594k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, College of Our Lady of the Elms received $3.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $594k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.6M
2020 Salaries
0.528%
decline from 2019

In 2020, College of Our Lady of the Elms paid a median of $13.6M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($28.1M) and a 0.528% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.08% growth from 2018 and a 2.74% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.57M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of Our Lady of the Elms paid a total of $3.57M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
22 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Associate professor with 22 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Our Lady of the Elms.

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