College of Our Lady of the Elms

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,270
3.39% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,871
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.44%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.1%
875 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,495
73.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66%
128 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 (132 degrees awarded), Social Work (63 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2019, 622 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Our Lady of the Elms. 75.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (328 degrees), 2.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $35,270, which is $13,244 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $35,270, which is $13,244 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,871.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,270
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms was $35,270. The cost of tuition at College of Our Lady of the Elms is $13,244 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$23,871
2019 Value
5.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of Our Lady of the Elms had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,871. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of Our Lady of the Elms grew by 5.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,212
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 $11,212 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,150. The cost of room and board increased by 2.02% 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

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at College of Our Lady of the Elms received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
6.44%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of Our Lady of the Elms was 6.44%, which represents 32 out of the 497 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 875 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 19.4% annual decline. Out of those 875 applicants, 657 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,495 students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an overall enrollment yield of 27.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
657
Accepted Out of 875

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of Our Lady of the Elms was 75.1% (657 admissions from 875 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −19.4%, while admissions declined by −10.2%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
155
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of Our Lady of the Elms has a total enrollment of 1,495 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 1,097 students and the part-time enrollment is 398. This means that 73.4% 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 45.4% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.49% Black or African American, 2.81% Asian, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.201% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0669% 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 (40%), followed by White Male (11.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18%), followed by Asian Female (11%) and White Male (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,495 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 1,097 and the part-time enrollment is 398. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at College of Our Lady of the Elms are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 College of Our Lady of the Elms was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    678
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    169
  3. Black or African American
    112

The enrolled student population at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 45.4% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.49% Black or African American, 2.81% Asian, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.201% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0669% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 453 students (30.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 314 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 (328 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (150 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Our Lady of the Elms is Registered Nursing (132 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (63 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (23 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 (63 degrees awarded), Biology (47 degrees), and Health (275 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 (1,523,839 people), Registered nurses (1,482,018 people), Secondary school teachers (532,993 people), Physicians (494,275 people), and Education administrators (289,593 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees awarded), Biology (47 degrees), Health (275 degrees), Education (77 degrees), and Theology (4 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, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees awarded), Biology (47 degrees), Health (275 degrees), Education (77 degrees), and Theology (4 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 (2,980,574 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,972,689 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (580,018 people), Offices of physicians (435,913 people), and Outpatient care centers (383,767 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Public Administration and Social Service (63 degrees awarded), Biology (47 degrees), Health (275 degrees), Education (77 degrees), and Theology (4 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. 132 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 63 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Our Lady of the Elms was Registered Nursing with 132 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

154
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
468
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 154 degrees were awarded to men at College of Our Lady of the Elms, which is 0.329 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (468).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Registered Nursing, which is 0.179 times less than the 112 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 112 degrees were awarded to women at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Registered Nursing, which is 5.6 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 52% 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, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 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 (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, 7.81% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    328 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white (328 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (150 degrees).

24.1% of degree recipients (150 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    240 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of Our Lady of the Elms is white female (240 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (88 degrees).

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Operations

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $879k (6.68%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, College of Our Lady of the Elms had a total salary expenditure of $28.7M. College of Our Lady of the Elms employs 25 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at College of Our Lady of the Elms are Female Assistant professors (20), 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 27 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.2M
2019 Endowment
7.83%
growth from 2018

College of Our Lady of the Elms has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Our Lady of the Elms grew 7.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.62M - Federal
  2. $565k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, College of Our Lady of the Elms received $2.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $565k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.7M
2019 Salaries
5.08%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of Our Lady of the Elms paid a median of $13.7M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($28.7M) and a 5.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.74% growth from 2017 and a 0.0963% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.98M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of Our Lady of the Elms paid a total of $3.98M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2019, 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 27 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Our Lady of the Elms was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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