Converse College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,500
3.23% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,534
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.4%
1,720 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,377
59.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.5%
120 Graduates

About

Converse College is a higher education institution located in Spartanburg County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Converse College were General Psychology (37 degrees awarded), Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (13 degrees), and Child Development (12 degrees).

In 2020, 328 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Converse College. 93.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 6.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (226 degrees), 7.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Converse College is $19,500, which is $−3,030 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Converse College is $19,500, which is $−3,030 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 $25,534.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Converse College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,500
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Converse College was $19,500. The cost of tuition at Converse College is $−3,030 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,534
2020 Value
72%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Converse College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,534. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Converse College grew by 72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,260
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Converse College was of $11,260 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% 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

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Converse College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.32% with respect to 2019, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Converse College received 1,720 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 47.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,720 applicants, 1,418 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,377 students enrolled at Converse College in 2020, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Converse College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,418
Accepted Out of 1,720

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Converse College was 82.4% (1,418 admissions from 1,720 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 89.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 47.9%, while admissions grew by 36.5%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
100
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Converse College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Converse College has a total enrollment of 1,377 students. The full-time enrollment at Converse College is 817 students and the part-time enrollment is 560. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Converse College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Converse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.5% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 4.07% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 1.53% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.29% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Converse College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.8%) and Two or More Races Female (5.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (9.02%) and White Male (7.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Converse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,377 students. The full-time enrollment at Converse College is 817 and the part-time enrollment is 560. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Converse College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Converse College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Converse College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    957
  2. Black or African American
    150
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56

The enrolled student population at Converse College is 69.5% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 4.07% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 1.53% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.29% 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, 85 students (6.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 288 more women than men received degrees from Converse College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Converse College is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 7.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Converse College is General Psychology (37 degrees awarded), followed by Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (13 degrees) and Child Development (12 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Converse College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (115 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (48 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 Converse College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,865,308 people), Secondary school teachers (447,467 people), Education administrators (299,717 people), Postsecondary teachers (227,391 people), and Other managers (193,807 people).

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Education (115 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees), English (17 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Converse College are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Education (115 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees), English (17 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Converse College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,032,498 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (461,593 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (192,845 people), Computer Systems Design (148,356 people), and Child day care services (126,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Education (115 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees), English (17 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 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 Converse College.
Most Common
  1. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Converse College was General Psychology with 37 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

20
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
308
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Converse College, which is 0.0649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (308).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Converse College in Secondary Education & Teaching, which is 2 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Converse College in General Psychology, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 49% of students graduating from Converse College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Converse College is Female 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, 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
    226 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Converse College is white (226 degrees awarded). There were 7.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

8.84% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    212 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Converse College is white female (212 degrees awarded). There were 7.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (29 degrees).

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Operations

Converse College has an endowment valued at nearly $85.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.62M (3.07%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Converse College had a total salary expenditure of $29.5M. Converse College employs 35 Assistant professors, 26 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Converse College are Female Assistant professors (24), Female Associate professors(19), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Converse College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 34 employees, and Service with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$85.4M
2020 Endowment
3.63%
growth from 2019

Converse College has an endowment valued at about $85.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Converse College grew 3.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $45.8M higher 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Converse College received $0 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

Salary Expenditure

$14M
2020 Salaries
0.793%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Converse College paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($29.5M) and a 0.793% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.45% growth from 2018 and a 4.69% 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

$4.76M
Instructional Salaries
84
Number of Employees

In 2020, Converse College paid a total of $4.76M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
35 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Converse College were Assistant professor with 35 employees; Associate professor with 26 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Converse College were Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; and Service with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Converse College was Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Associate professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Converse College.

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