College of the Atlantic

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,993

3.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,093

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.7%

485 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

344

92.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.5%

55 Graduates

About

College of the Atlantic is a higher education institution located in Hancock County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of the Atlantic were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (83 degrees awarded).

In 2016, 86 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Atlantic. 70.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (64 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Atlantic is $42,993, which is $18,578 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Atlantic is $42,993, which is $18,578 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,093.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,993

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at College of the Atlantic was $42,993. The cost of tuition at College of the Atlantic is $18,578 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$21,093

2016 Value

7.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 College of the Atlantic had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,093. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of College of the Atlantic grew by 7.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,432

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Atlantic was of $9,432 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.42% between 2015 and 2016. 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

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at College of the Atlantic received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2015, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1%

2015 Default Rate

1

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Atlantic was 1%, which represents 1 out of the 100 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 the Atlantic received 485 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 21.3% annual growth. Out of those 485 applicants, 314 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.7% acceptance rate.

There were 344 students enrolled at College of the Atlantic in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Atlantic has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

314

Accepted Out of 485

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Atlantic was 64.7% (314 admissions from 485 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 21.3%, while admissions grew by 3.97%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at College of the Atlantic in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of the Atlantic has a total enrollment of 344 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Atlantic is 318 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at College of the Atlantic are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Atlantic, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66% White, 4.65% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Asian, 1.45% Two or More Races, 0.872% Black or African American, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Atlantic in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Two or More Races Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Atlantic, both undergraduate and graduate, is 344 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Atlantic is 318 and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at College of the Atlantic are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 College of the Atlantic was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), College of the Atlantic had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    227

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16

  3. Asian

    9

The enrolled student population at College of the Atlantic is 66% White, 4.65% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Asian, 1.45% Two or More Races, 0.872% Black or African American, 0.291% 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, 11 students (3.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 36 more women than men received degrees from College of the Atlantic. The majority of degree recipients at College of the Atlantic are white (64 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Atlantic is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (83 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Atlantic, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees awarded).

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 the Atlantic are Elementary & middle school teachers (42,454 people), Physicians & surgeons (35,577 people), Miscellaneous managers (33,057 people), Registered nurses (27,637 people), and Dietitians & nutritionists (15,968 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees awarded).

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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 the Atlantic are Physicians & surgeons, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Dentists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees awarded).

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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 the Atlantic are Hospitals (88,417 people), Elementary & secondary schools (75,330 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (37,031 people), Computer Systems Design (23,540 people), and Offices of physicians (21,180 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Atlantic are Interdisciplinary Studies (86 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Atlantic was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 25

  2. 61

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic, which is 0.41 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 25 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Atlantic in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.41 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 61 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Atlantic in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.44 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 57% of students graduating from College of the Atlantic completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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 the Atlantic is Male 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, 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. White

    64 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Atlantic is white (64 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

6.98% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    45 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Atlantic is white female (45 degrees awarded). There were 2.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (19 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Atlantic has an endowment valued at nearly $50.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.95M (5.88%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, College of the Atlantic had a total expenditure of $23.6M. Of that $23.6M, they spent $6.6M on salaries and $23.6M on benefits.

College of the Atlantic employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at College of the Atlantic are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Atlantic are: Office and Administrative Support, with 15 employees, Service, with 10 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$50.1M

2015 Endowment

1.77%

growth from 2014

College of the Atlantic has an endowment valued at about $50.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Atlantic grew 1.77% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.5M 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. $872k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, College of the Atlantic received $872k 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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$6.6M

Salary Expenditure

$23.6M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, College of the Atlantic had a total expenditure of $23.6M. Of that $23.6M, they spent $6.6M on salaries and $23.6M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$6.6M

2015 Salaries

2.57%

growth from 2014

In 2015, College of the Atlantic paid a median of $6.6M in salaries, which represents 27.9% of their overall expenditure ($23.6M) and a 2.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.13% growth from 2013 and a 1.51% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.96M

Instructional Salaries

25

Number of Employees

In 2015, College of the Atlantic paid a total of $1.96M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% 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

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

15 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Atlantic were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Atlantic were Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees; Service with 10 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Atlantic was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of the Atlantic.

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