Converse College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,890
8.94% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,849
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.72%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.3%
1,163 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,455
60.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55.9%
104 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 (28 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (12 degrees).

In 2019, 302 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Converse College. 95% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 4.97% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (234 degrees), 8.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Converse College is $18,890, which is $−3,136 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Converse College is $18,890, which is $−3,136 less 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 $14,849.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,890
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Converse College was $18,890. The cost of tuition at Converse College is $−3,136 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,849
2019 Value
22.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Converse College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,849. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Converse College grew by 22.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,930
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Converse College was of $10,930 in 2019. 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 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

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Converse College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2018, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.72%
2017 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Converse College was 7.72%, which represents 24 out of the 311 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Converse College received 1,163 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 35.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,163 applicants, 1,039 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,455 students enrolled at Converse College in 2019, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Converse College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,039
Accepted Out of 1,163

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Converse College was 89.3% (1,039 admissions from 1,163 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −35.7%, while admissions declined by −1.8%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
200
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Converse College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Converse College has a total enrollment of 1,455 students. The full-time enrollment at Converse College is 884 students and the part-time enrollment is 571. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Converse College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Converse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.4% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 3.71% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Asian, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.206% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Converse College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.4%) and Two or More Races Female (6.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.3%) and White Male (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Converse College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,455 students. The full-time enrollment at Converse College is 884 and the part-time enrollment is 571. This means that 60.8% of students enrolled at Converse College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Converse College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Converse College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    981
  2. Black or African American
    167
  3. Two or More Races
    57

The enrolled student population at Converse College is 67.4% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 3.71% Hispanic or Latino, 1.51% Asian, 0.275% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.206% 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, 105 students (7.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 272 more women than men received degrees from Converse College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Converse College is white (234 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Converse College is General Psychology (28 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (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 (103 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and History (10 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 (1,614,239 people), Secondary school teachers (610,621 people), Education administrators (315,971 people), Postsecondary teachers (259,157 people), and Other managers (245,194 people).

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Education (103 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (10 degrees), English (17 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (38 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Education (103 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (10 degrees), English (17 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (38 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 (3,081,581 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (526,584 people), Legal services (186,202 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (181,475 people), and Computer Systems Design (175,266 people).

The most specialized majors at Converse College are Education (103 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), History (10 degrees), English (17 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (38 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. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 12 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Converse College was General Psychology with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

15
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
287
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Converse College, which is 0.0523 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 3 degrees were awarded to men at Converse College in Secondary Education & Teaching, which is 3 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Converse College in General Psychology, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 67% of students graduating from Converse College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Converse College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (83.3% 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, 14.4% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    234 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Converse College is white (234 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

1.99% 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
    224 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Converse College is white female (224 degrees awarded). There were 8.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (26 degrees).

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Operations

Converse College has an endowment valued at nearly $82.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.74M (4.54%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Converse College had a total salary expenditure of $29M. Converse College employs 30 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Converse College are Female Assistant professors (23), Female Associate professors(21), and Male Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Converse College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Service, with 27 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$82.4M
2019 Endowment
1.54%
growth from 2018

Converse College has an endowment valued at about $82.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Converse College grew 1.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.9M 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 2019, 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

$13.8M
2019 Salaries
9.45%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Converse College paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($29M) and a 9.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.69% growth from 2017 and a 2.72% 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

$4.64M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2019, Converse College paid a total of $4.64M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% 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
30 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Converse College were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Converse College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Service with 27 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Converse College was Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, Female Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Professor with 12 employees.

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

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