Concord University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,050
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,677
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.3%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
1,639 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,807
82.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
37.6%
157 Graduates

About

Concord University is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Concord University were General Studies (73 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (34 degrees).

In 2020, 508 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Concord University. 70.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (449 degrees), 23.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Concord University is $8,050, which is $−14,480 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Concord University is $8,050, which is $−14,480 less 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 $8,677.

In 2020, 88% of undergraduate students attending Concord University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,050
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Concord University was $8,050. The cost of tuition at Concord University is $−14,480 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$8,677
2020 Value
5.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Concord University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,677. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Concord University grew by 5.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,762
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Concord University was of $9,762 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 8.61% 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

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Concord University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.3% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
11.3%
2018 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Concord University was 11.3%, which represents 79 out of the 697 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Concord University received 1,639 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 13.1% annual decline. Out of those 1,639 applicants, 1,498 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,807 students enrolled at Concord University in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Concord University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,498
Accepted Out of 1,639

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Concord University was 91.4% (1,498 admissions from 1,639 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −13.1%, while admissions declined by −3.04%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
319
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Concord University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Concord University has a total enrollment of 1,807 students. The full-time enrollment at Concord University is 1,494 students and the part-time enrollment is 313. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Concord University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Concord University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.5% White, 6.47% Black or African American, 4.1% Two or More Races, 1.27% Hispanic or Latino, 0.498% Asian, 0.221% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Concord University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Black or African American Male (3.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (74.5%), followed by White Male (16%) and Two or More Races Female (3.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Concord University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,807 students. The full-time enrollment at Concord University is 1,494 and the part-time enrollment is 313. This means that 82.7% of students enrolled at Concord University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Concord University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Concord University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,473
  2. Black or African American
    117
  3. Two or More Races
    74

The enrolled student population at Concord University is 81.5% White, 6.47% Black or African American, 4.1% Two or More Races, 1.27% Hispanic or Latino, 0.498% Asian, 0.221% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 204 more women than men received degrees from Concord University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Concord University is white (449 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Concord University is General Studies (73 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (43 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Concord University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (92 degrees awarded), Education (90 degrees), and History (7 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 Concord University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,880,686 people), Secondary school teachers (460,916 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (428,976 people), Physicians (414,133 people), and Other managers (385,633 people).

The most specialized majors at Concord University are Public Administration and Social Service (92 degrees awarded), Education (90 degrees), History (7 degrees), Biology (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (36 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 Concord University 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 Concord University are Public Administration and Social Service (92 degrees awarded), Education (90 degrees), History (7 degrees), Biology (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (36 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 Concord University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,126,338 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (686,657 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (668,389 people), Legal services (345,354 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (270,417 people).

The most specialized majors at Concord University are Public Administration and Social Service (92 degrees awarded), Education (90 degrees), History (7 degrees), Biology (34 degrees), and Social Sciences (36 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 Concord University.
Most Common
  1. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Concord University was General Studies with 73 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

152
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
356
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 152 degrees were awarded to men at Concord University, which is 0.427 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (356).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Concord University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.87 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to women at Concord University in Social Work, which is 6.08 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% of students graduating from Concord University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Concord University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 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
    449 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Concord University is white (449 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (19 degrees).

1.18% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    319 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Concord University is white female (319 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (130 degrees).

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Operations

Concord University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $165k (0.466%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Concord University had a total salary expenditure of $38.5M. Concord University employs 30 Professors, 28 Assistant professors, and 13 Instructors. Most academics at Concord University are Male Assistant professors (17), Male Professors(16), and Female Professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concord University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.4M
2020 Endowment
3.03%
decline from 2019

Concord University has an endowment valued at about $35.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Concord University declined 3.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.23M 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. $1.91M - Federal
  2. $4.3M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Concord University received $1.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.3M
2020 Salaries
3.28%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Concord University paid a median of $16.3M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($38.5M) and a 3.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.05% growth from 2018 and a 3.73% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.97M
Instructional Salaries
84
Number of Employees

In 2020, Concord University paid a total of $4.97M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Concord University were Professor with 30 employees; Assistant professor with 28 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Concord University were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Concord University was Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Female Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Concord University.

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